Attention: business owners who are ready for an easier more efficient way to run their business...
From the Desk of: Beth Schneider, President and CEO
Dear Friend in Business Ownership (and Overwhelm!),
Let's face it: sometimes business ownership isn't everything it's cracked up to be.
Sure, you're in charge. You've built a company around something you love, some passion that fuels you, some mission that drives you.
People always talk about the freedom, the thrill of running your own business. But what they don't talk about are:
A to-do list the size of Alaska, and growing and not enough time in the day (or week...or month) to check everything off
If all this goes on behind closed doors, then why do people still start businesses?
Is it because the secret never gets out?
No it's because in your gut you KNOW there is a way to be incredibly successful doing what you love.
It's knowing WHAT you want and HOW to get it done. The dream is achieved by laying out HOW you operate your business. AKA creating strong, repeatable systems that drive your business. And whether you consider yourself a systems person or not you can put these in place.
I promise, creating systems is not as hard as you think it is.
In fact, you can implement a definitive process to ensure your business makes it to the next level. You can ensure that you make the leap from "having potential" to ULTRA SUCCESSFUL.
If you're like most small business CEOs, you run your business day-to-day, often by the seat of your pants even if you started with a plan.
The result: you bring in fewer clients, earn less money, have higher costs, are constantly putting out fires, and are NOT experiencing the freedom you thought you'd get when you forged out on your own.
Let's get back to that definitive process. At Process Prodigy, we've researched, developed, tweaked and, most importantly, USED this process.
When you follow it, you can step out of the day-to-day operations while growing your income and creating a scalable, strong, growing business.
This is what it takes to build a sustainable business that does not require you to be there every day...now that's freedom not to mention sexy.
Systems put you in the driver's seat so you can decide what happens to your business...grow, continue, scale up or be sold.
If you want to play full out...systems are for you.
To make it easy, we like to break business into 4 main categories. When you create systems for the Sales and Marketing, Client Intake, Internal Operations and the Production categories of your business you get to live the dream of business ownership.
You get to be in control without having to do everything yourself. You effortlessly attract the clients who love you (and who you love back). You have a team that supports you and runs efficiently, like clockwork. Your business makes money (not just a little money, but real, BIG money that gives you the freedom you dreamed of when you first started your business). And you LOVE it. You get back to that place where you love your business, you love what you do, and you love your life.
I know that place may seem far away right now.
I bet that every professional, coach, marketing guru and other expert you've encountered has talked about the importance of being efficient, leveraged, organized, strategic, planned....and so many of those cool buzz words that you know you want to be. And there is lots of good information out there. But how do you actually implement what they are talking about on a day-to-day basis? That's where your operations plan and systems come into play.
Now when I say systems, I'm not talking about technology. I'm talking about a specific set of steps that leads you to a desired outcome. In other words, we're experts in getting ideas, information, steps and processes out of your head and onto a piece of paper so someone else can fully understand what you want done and can do it in the most effective way over and over and over again.
It's your very own, "this is how we do things here" manual.
Whether you have a team of 50 or you're an army of one, systems are the structure you put in place to operate your business. Systems are the key to building security.
And I promise, with the right map, the place where you live with those systems can be just around the corner.
I'm Beth Schneider, President and CEO of Process Prodigy, an operations consulting company that shows small business owners how to take the marketing they're already doing and the team they already have and increase results by 2 to 3 times.
In other words, I'm an efficiency expert.
In fact, I'm a highly sought-after, internationally-known systems expert. My team members at Process Prodigy and I work exclusively with small businesses, so we understand the trials and tribulations of running a small business and we bring that expertise to you.
Let me share with you a quick story about kayaking (I promise, it's relevant).
A few months ago, I went kayaking with a group of friends. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been in a kayak. Because of my novice status, I made some rookie mistakes right from the beginning ... like wearing shorts and tennis shoes instead of a bathing suit. I was soaked about 8 seconds after I got in the kayak.
As my friend Alisha and I paddled through the marina on the way to the open ocean, she gave me some pointers. You see, I was digging the paddle way down into the water and then pulling with all my strength.
She stopped me and explained that I should be skimming the surface with the paddle it would actually take a fraction of the energy, so my arms wouldn't get tired but I'd still gain momentum and move quickly forward.
So basically, understanding the right technique and knowing specifically WHERE to make an improvement, completely changed the way I moved that kayak through the water.
It's the same for your business.
~ Greig Wells
~ Lilia Shirman
W. Edwards Deming, adviser, consultant, author and teacher to some of the most influential businessmen, corporations and scientific pioneers of quality control, wrote: "97 percent of failure is due to the system, not the person."
In 2004, I had a similar "aha!" moment in my business. I was working my butt off and attending every networking meeting I could find but I was still worried about where the money to pay bills was going to come from. I suddenly realized I was dropping the ball in a very specific area. I made a tweak and I was getting clients to say, "YES!"
How? I systemized, and I focused my increased time and energy on tasks that would grow my business. It worked like magic: my business began to grow quite quickly.
Not long after that I was able to hire my first business consultant. She's been with me for almost 5 years now and my business (yes business; not job) is totally different.
That's why I'm so passionate about helping YOU and people like you to create systems to grow your business so you can experience success without having to do everything yourself. I understand, firsthand, the importance of finding balance. And it doesn't have to mean letting go. It simply means creating effective systems that work for you, ensure the work gets done, and guarantee a great experience for your customers. Once you have these systems in place it's much easier to expand your business.
Okay, hold on...
I know what you're thinking right now. You're thinking, "Beth, coaches ALWAYS give you a system. What they DON'T give you is a plan for actually implementing it. They say not to worry about the HOW. But that's where I always get stuck."
I hear you.
That's where "The Double Your Profits, Double Your Time Off Intensive" is completely different from other events out there.
You leave this event with a concrete operations roadmap that walks you through EXACTLY how to implement the systems you create. This is the HOW.
So yes, we're giving you systems. But we don't want our beautiful binder to turn into a dust-collector on your bookshelf. We want you to get in there and USE the systems you spend 3 days creating. So we ensure you have everything you need to do.
Now you're probably thinking, "But BETH! Systems are SO not sexy. Bor-ing!"
Sorry, but you couldn't be more wrong. I get it. You're a business owner, which means you're creative. I am, too. I don't want to stifle your creativity. I want to give it the space it deserves.
Systems not only make you more efficient so you have the time to harness your creativity and generate your great ideas, but they also make it so that you can take vacations, spend more time with your kids, sleep in, work out or do whatever floats your boat... And that's sexy. And since I'm a practice what I preach kinda gal, let me show you what systems have done for me.
Plus, if you DON'T have systems, you're overwhelmed, your business isn't growing, you miss opportunities, and you work really hard for minimal results. You don't take great care of your clients and you can't get away from your business for any length of time because it can't run without you. Is THAT sexy? I don't think so.
This 3 day live event teaches you how to put systems in place in 4 key areas of your business.
When you do, amazing things happen. You know how to implement your brilliant ideas. You know how to delegate some of the less vital tasks to your efficient, powerful team. The word gets out, your list begins to grow, and your business takes off without you pulling all your hair out.
The only thing that decreases is your stress level!
Want a grown-up business instead of a J-O-B?
~ Carrie Wilkerson
~ Morgana Rae
~ Norma Hollis
I get it: you want to grow your business. But you can't grow your business if you don't market it effectively. And marketing is hard, not to mention expensive. So it stings when you invest a lot of time and energy into a marketing launch or program and it doesn't net results. The fact is, you're probably leaving tons of money on the table.
Here's the good news: when you implement proven, working marketing systems, your return on investment increases dramatically. And here's the even better news: such systems are not difficult or costly to start or run and they work.
During this module, you learn:
It's happened to the best of us: you took on a client despite the little warning bells in your head telling you he may turn into a pain. Sure enough, you've spent way more time than you should on this client's project because of miscommunication, missed meetings, ignored deadlines and changed expectations. He has become bossy and demanding because he feels like he has to run the show.
Great news: you CAN target and sign clients who respect your boundaries, adhere to deadlines and love what you do. I'm going to be brutally honest, here: many of your client problems may come down to something you're doing or not doing.
You know what I'm about to say: it all comes down to a system.
During this module, you learn
When you're the head honcho, sometimes you feel like Atlas, don't you? The weight of the world is on your shoulders and it's only getting heavier. You're overwhelmed, pressed for time, and about to implode. Free time? What's that?
You have so many great ideas but neither the time nor the resources to implement them. Even if you did, you aren't sure how you can fit it into your schedule. You're accidentally disorganized and sleep deprived, and it seems like no one on your team is on the same page.
You may not hear them, but when your team members see you coming, they whisper, "Duck for cover!"
Help is on the way: you can systemize here, too.
During this module, you learn:
If your business already supports a team, you know what this is like: you hear 10 versions of the same story, from 10 different people and you don't know which one is the true one. Often, 2 different team members complete the same project in 2 different ways neither of them the way you thought you asked to have it done.
If you don't have a team yet, but want to build one, then you're probably getting the idea that although a team can be helpful, without systems, it can create tons of fires you're having to put out daily.
So whether you have a team and want to improve communication and efficiency, or you are about to build a team and want one that communicates effectively and runs efficiently, this is for you.
During this module, you learn:
~ Aurelia Flores
~ Gina Romanello
~ Trev Pelzer
In short, you learn how to create a business that practically runs itself so you can implement your great ideas, enjoy the reason you started your company in the first place, and get the most out of your team. All this while blasting through revenue ceilings and making the money you truly deserve.
You may be thinking, "This sounds great, Beth. How are you going to teach me how to systemize my ...
... so I can effectively grow my business and boost my revenue?"
First of all, you should know I'm completely committed to your success. I've been where you are, and I've broken free of the doing-it-all-and-not-really-living-the-life-you-envisioned trap.
Where I am now is a great place to be and I want you to join me!
To that end, here's how "The Double Your Profits, Double Your Time Off Intensive" is going to work:
You'll work with not 1, not 2, but 3 of my experts. Over a short 3 day period you'll create your unique operations plan specifically for your unique business. You'll know which systems you need for each section of your unique business.
You'll develop core systems for each section of your business. That means you'll leave the event having developed some key money making, business growing systems.
To summarize, you get a little bit of everything during the 3 days we spend together: classes, hot seat coaching, Q&A. PLUS, you walk away with an actual plan you can use to implement these systems right when you get back to work. (Yes, you'll actually CREATE the plan over the 3 days! No taking it home and trying to figure out when you're going to work it into your schedule. We're going to walk you through this over the 3 days.)
So many workshops pump you up, get you feeling great, and send you home with a beautiful binder. That binder, in short order, turns into a dust collector on your bookshelf, and that energy dissipates as you get home and wonder how to implement everything you learned.
But after "The Double Your Profits, Double Your Time Off Intensive," you go home with step-by-step plans you can follow immediately to systemize the 4 main components of your business.
Now you may be thinking, "Sounds great, Beth. But how much is this going to cost me?"
Of course you're wondering how much this is going to cost you. You're a businessperson and you must carefully weigh each investment, considering its potential for return.
First let me ask you this: how much is it going to cost you NOT to invest?
You continue on as you are. You're leaving opportunities and money on the table in the form of missed clients, missed sales and the time and effort you spend putting out fires. And all this results from a simple lack of organization.
Tens of thousands of dollars per year, easy.
So what does that make this 3-day event worth?
Tens of thousands? Definitely. $5,000? For sure. $2,500? No question.
But I'm not even asking you for that much.
For $1497 you get 3 days of coaching, information, advice, and most importantly, SYSTEMS that change your world.
Tighten up your ship with thecoaching, information, advice and systems, and you begin earning that investment back.
Think of it this way. Let's say you waste 5 hours per week putting out fires, fixing miscommunications, checking and re-checking in with team members to make sure everyone's on the same page (and that's being conservative). If you value your time at $100 per hour, that's $500 per week you're losing.
Boost your efficiency, stop wasting time, and save $500 per week in time wasted PLUS, increase the efficiency of your team members, marketing efforts and client retention and referral and you're making money in just a few short weeks.
Gift the second ticket to a client, bring your right hand person, or split the cost with a colleague.
Remember to take advantage of the bring a friend for free, you have to register before
5pm on January 31st. (Sorry, this bonus is now SOLD OUT!)
Plus, you're covered by my 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. If, after you attend the first day of "The Double Your Profits, Double Your Time Off Intensive," you don't think it's worth the investment, just let one of my team members know, return all your materials, and we will refund your money. No questions asked. So you invest at no risk.
It's a no brainer, isn't it?
Just in case it's still not a no brainer, let's go over a few myths and their corresponding truths about systems.
MYTH: It's easier if I wing it.
TRUTH: At the time when you're winging it, it may feel easier. But the fact is, when you wing it, you may forget certain crucial steps in the process. Later on, this can cause time and money lost in miscommunication, putting out fires, or cleaning up messes. Using a system is a matter of getting things done right, the first time.
MYTH: I'm creative and systems will take all the fun out of it.
TRUTH: I mentioned this one earlier, but just to recap: systems actually allow you more time to be creative, to implement your great ideas, and to do more of the FUN STUFF in your business because the systems take care of all the extraneous stuff. So the fact is that systems allow you to be more creative and have more fun.
MYTH: It's too hard to put systems in place, and I don't have time to do it.
TRUTH: Of course creating and implementing systems takes a little time and effort, especially if you haven't done it before. But a little time invested is a lot of time saved. We show you HOW to implement these systems efficiently so the implementation runs smoothly.
MYTH: I'm not a systems person and I can't write good systems.
TRUTH: We are good systems people, and we CAN write good systems. We're here to help you. Once you see our examples, you can follow our lead, and you'll be surprised how easy it is to create systems that work.
MYTH: You have to work really hard and really long hours to be successful.
TRUTH: Of course you have to work hard to be successful. But when you're operating at maximum efficiency, you don't have to work really long hours. If you can put team members to work for you, using systems that empower them to operate efficiently, you can get more done. There is no limit to how much you can do, how much you can make, and how much you can grow.
MYTH: Everything has to flow through me. I'm the only one who can make decisions.
TRUTH: Then make the decisions once, write a policy, and have your team members follow your policy. It's simple. You've still decided, but you don't have to decide every single time.
~ Gail Davis
~ Deborah Skye King
Beth Schneider's "Double Your Time Off, Double Your Profits Intensive" was extremely valuable for me. Beth makes the systems approach straight forward and non-threatening, and breaks it down into manageable and logical segments. I particularly liked the work time we had after each presentation, to actually get down on paper the systems I need for my specific business. In most events, those "practical" session feel like filler to me but for this workshop intensive, Beth strictly limited the number of attendees and had her coaching staff there. That meant there was plenty of one-on-one attention available directly from Beth, Jami and Sandye. If getting systems in place is a challenge in your business this workshop is the place to be.
~ Dr. Dorine Kramer
Creator of "From Being Mom to Being Me"â„¢
Imagine finally having the time and the direction to pursue the great ideas your creativity generates. Imagine finally resting easy that your business is growing, your income is flowing and you and your clients are happy. Imagine finally sitting back and watching your business run like a well-oiled machine (that grinding you've been hearing? It's gone!).
All of this really IS possible when you learn to systemize.
So are you ready?
(Believe me, it DOES feel great!)
I can't wait to see you at "The Double Your Profits, Double Your Time Off Intensive!"
Here's to growth systemized,
P.S. In just 3 days, you can learn the exact systems I use to create a thriving business that practically runs itself. Aren't you tired of feeling overwhelmed, wondering when you'll land your next client, and throwing money into marketing that doesn't work? Make this the moment you decide to move forward and invest in your company and your sanity. Reserve your spot now.
P.P.S. Remember, your investment is covered by my 100% money back guarantee - so you invest at no risk. The only risk you take is in NOT investing and continuing on as you are, wasting time and money on a company that isn't truly fulfilling the passion that made you start it in the first place. It's time for a change. Reserve your seat now.