Elevated with Brandy Lawson

Sales System SOPS (A Non-Negotiable)

March 11, 2024 Brandy Lawson Season 5 Episode 25
Sales System SOPS (A Non-Negotiable)
Elevated with Brandy Lawson
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Elevated with Brandy Lawson
Sales System SOPS (A Non-Negotiable)
Mar 11, 2024 Season 5 Episode 25
Brandy Lawson

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GET IN TOUCH
💡Learn how to hire and work with experts: https://higherhelpbook.com
⚡ See how we can help your Kitchen & Bath design business: https://fieryfx.com
🔥 Book our CEO, Brandy Lawson, to speak: https://brandylawson.com

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fieryfx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fieryfx
Instagram: https://instagram.com/fieryfx
YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thefieryfx.

I'm starting a business because I love processes and documentation, said no one ever. My armchair theory of entrepreneurs is that there are two types of entrepreneurs, diagnosed ADHD and undiagnosed ADHD. Yeah, we aren't necessarily known for being fastidious about organization or processes. And Don't even get me started on the documentation thing. I did an entire episode in season 3, episode 8 if you want to listen, about overcoming my documentation avoidance. So, no matter the aspect of business, defining processes and documenting them is indisputably necessary for maximizing profitability and enabling growth. Go ahead, tantrum all you want, I did too, but it's the truth. When you come to finally accept that if you want a profitable business that feels easy and spacious and allows you to take vacations, standard operating procedures or SOPs and documentation are non negotiable. Fine. So let's talk about how to do it for your sales system. The right answer is somewhere consistent. What do you mean that's not helpful? Every business is a bit different, and your business is already using specific systems and has processes in place. Choose a spot for your SOPs and processes, and make sure they all go there. Oh, yes, okay, fine, you're looking for more specifics. We can get to that in a minute. But seriously, if you already have a spot you're using, just be consistent. The wrong answer for documenting SOPs and processes is that you're not doing it. This just really isn't an option if you enjoy sanity and vacations. Trust me, I've thoroughly researched all the other possibilities. Okay, let's talk about the better answer for having a process for SOPs. Honestly, if you've started a document or folder where you're capturing these, that can absolutely work, as long as it's used consistently. The consistency part can be a struggle, which is why there's now software that's designed specifically to help with documenting processes. Two of the top options are Trainual and WAIL. Yes, like the mammal. Both of these apps provide a framework for documenting and also templates to get you started. Templates can be incredible assets for creating processes. For example, if you're not sure what your policy on using AI will be, grab a template as your starting point. Have the basics of what your client onboarding process is, but maybe want to know other possibilities? Grab a template for inspiration. If documenting your sales system sounds like something you want to do, but you're not sure how or when to get started, let's break that down. So first, it takes time, effort, and energy to start creating SOPs. You can start small by having members of the sales team begin writing down their processes and get those all in one place. Then you can collectively review those and draft the beginning of your sales processes from that. Number two, if your sales system is a key player in your growth for the near term, or a key challenge standing in the way of your defined goals, you may want to take a more direct approach and dedicate a team member or monthly slash weekly set of time for defining SOPs and documenting them. If you want to implement documentation software, like Trainual or WAIL, I recommend choosing a 90 day window to focus on rolling it out to the team, and weekly touchpoints to integrate it into existing workflows. It can also help to have a team member be the lead on the software, becoming the in house expert who creates the implementation plan, and leads the rollout. No matter how you decide to get a handle on your sales system processes, you and your organization will benefit greatly from having defined the process and writing it down. Once I started embracing documentation and we created our system for it, not only is it easier to delegate work, but our consistency in delivery and ability to innovate has also vastly improved. In the next episode, I'm wrapping up this season by sharing my new favorite app that we're using to supercharge our sales system. It's easy, incredible, and free. Tune in to get all the details. Was this episode helpful? Take a moment to rate and review this podcast. Rating helps other kitchen and bath design owners discover our episodes.