Why Systems Make You More Confident in Your Business
I've often said that the number one reason we have trouble selling our services is a lack of confidence. If you aren't confident in your business, you will not get the clients that you want, you won't get the fees that you want, and you REALLY won't hit those goals that you've been dying to reach. The only way to improve your business confidence is to know that what you offer is WORTH the fees you're charging. And that's where systems and processes can help. Why? Read on - and be sure you read to the end for some serious inside info!
Quality and Consistency
When you know, and I mean really KNOW, that you are the very best in the biz, that is the ultimate in confidence. To reach that pinnacle, you have to produce a project that is consistently on budget, on time, and absolutely top quality. Can you say that you do that right now? With systems in place, you know what the timeline is for every size project, and you know how to accurately plan a budget that works. You also will have processes in place that make sure you're sticking to a plan that works. Having it all set out in a step-by-step and easy-to-follow system is the magic potion that will make you one of the best. Getting that praise at the end of a project - and knowing you REALLY earned it - is the best feeling of all. And the BEST confidence booster.
Reduce Mistakes and Raise Productivity
We've all had those awful days where we're running back and forth between the office and the client's home because we've forgotten a key item. Or where we realize (cue the sinking feeling!) that we didn't give the painters the NEW paint color the client wants. UGH!!! There's nothing worse. And those mistakes will cost you a lot of money and a lot of your time - and time is money, too! If you really want a reality check, start adding up all the time you waste on errors and mistakes and then put your hourly rate to it. That can be costing you thousands of dollars on a project! But if you have checklists and templates as part of your systems, you are able to avoid leaving a critical thing in your office. If you have a process for updating everyone on a project about a change or new direction, then you aren't going to waste your time and have to pay your subs more to correct something. And that money stays in your pocket! You also avoid any embarrassment or difficult conversations with your clients that are huge drains on your confidence. No one wants to look unprofessional, and having systems is one way to avoid that!
Focus and Control
Systems and procedures that keep your business on track and moving like a well-oiled machine allow you to really focus on the important things in your project. Like producing the best design for your client! And it keeps everything under control so nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Having a company that runs smoothly and allows you to do what you do best is the ULTIMATE way to grow your confidence. We all want to project our expertise and creativity - it helps us attract the best clients who will value our work. Get those systems and process in place, and your confidence will grow as you watch your business improve and shine!
Now comes the REAL secret sauce! I know you've put off putting your systems into place because it seems boring and you've got better things to do. I can help! My Return on Interiors system lets you design with confidence, show up more professionally, and command higher fees. It's everything you need in one easy place!
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