If you visit my site regularly, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been doing blog posts lately. I have always taken a break from writing blog posts in the summer so that I can spend more time with whichever daughter may be home. Our door seems to always be revolving, and you never know who may show up when.
Recently, though, I began to feel a desire to try something new, something scary. I enjoyed writing blogs, but it just wasn’t as fun as it had once been. Being a big believer in listening to the cues that your body and mind give you, I began to consider ways that I could still help my audience if I wasn’t writing a blog.
Ever since the end of 2020, I had been toying with the idea of doing Facebook Lives. Guess what? I’ve jumped in and that’s where you can find me sharing ideas and content about business operations. So let me tell you what you can expect.
I sat down one day and came up with over 50 different ideas of what I could talk about in the areas of finances, operations, team growth, client experience, product development, visibility, and self development. So I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on my Facebook business page once each week on Wednesdays. I don’t have a set time because I still need flexibility in my schedule. But for new content, this is where you can go now.
My goal is to add a quick blog post each month outlining the topics I discussed the previous month. So here’s what I talked about in September.
September 2021 – SOPs and Google Drive
SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure and they are used to document recurring processes in your business. With the goal of increasing efficiency and having happy team members, they are useful for many reasons which I address in my Live.
A lot of business owners come to me frustrated because while they know the importance of SOPs, they are already spread thin and don’t have time to devote to writing SOPs. In this Live, I give suggestions for how you can still document your recurring processes so you can hire help without losing your sanity.
Once you start writing SOPs, you need a place to store them so you or your team can easily find them. In this Live, I give you tips that I use with my clients for where and how to store them.
I recently had a client who had a list of SOPs she wanted written. The only problem was that she knew there were many more, yet she was struggling to identify them. Watch as I walk you through the process I used with this client to identify 30 more SOPs for her product based business.
I’ve been told that the way I organize a Google Drive is very intuitive and makes things easy to find. In this Live I give you some suggestions for a basic organization structure for you Google Drive. Don’t forget to check out the link in the comments for a PDF graphic with tips for that same organization.