Growing business is part of the goals of every entrepreneur, but growth brings with it new difficulties and problems that demand solutions. One of the biggest challenges in any trade is the control of branches, particularly when increasing the number of branches, since time does not seem to be enough and it is difficult to keep disorganization at bay.
When new branches are opened, not only are the processes established in the first location multiplied, but also the amount of information making communication difficult. It is tempting to get involved personally in all processes: Do you hear the phrase “if you want something to be well done, do it yourself”? Even so, whoever runs the company is responsible for making decisions and devising strategies for the entire organization and needs a global vision of the entire operation. How to achieve it when so many things seem to depend on the leader?
The solution will not be the same for all businesses and will depend to a large extent on the industry or trade that they develop. On the other hand, there are things that can be useful in all cases, such as the following tools and tips:
Share your vision: As an owner or manager, you must have a vision of where you want the business to go. Share it with all your employees, because regardless of their position, the more they know the company they will feel more committed and eager to achieve the objectives.
Formalize processes: The key business activities must be clear and on paper, clearly stating how they should be done and by whom, you can also use this as a training material. If you do not have operations or procedures manual yet, this is an excellent start.
Build a team and delegate: We already mentioned the trap of wanting to do everything alone. The best option is to surround yourself with talented people with whom you can team up; since you defined what should be done and how, find who carry out these tasks and dedicate yourself to perform the activities that can only perform.
Use technological tools: Acquire the necessary tools to store, manage and consult the information of all your branches; there are several software solutions that allow you to manage several processes remotely; An example is a business management system and how it helps you control your branches. Also, hire consultants who can help you implement this technology and take advantage of it.
Know your company: Technology gives us access to detailed and accurate information in real time, allowing you to make informed decisions much more quickly regardless of whether you are present at the branch or not.
The solution is different for each company, but these five tips and tools leave a good start for the organization and control of branches.