354 – Building a Scalable Business That Doesn’t Involve You Part 2

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Removing yourself from the day-to-day business can be quite scary, but with the right tools and knowledge from the experts there’s no need to fear!


This episode is the second part of our new podcast series called “Building a scalable business that doesn’t involve you”. Here, we talk about:

  • How to make your business run without you
  • The 3 ways of taking work off your plate
  • What you need to make sure work is done consistently, effectively and right, when you’re not watching


Watch to the end of the episode for an awesome surprise from Justin for our Site Shed listeners!

Discussion Points: 

00:00 Introduction

00:28 Welcome back Justin Smith

01:15 How to make your business run without you

04:04 Empowering team members with your business system

05:35 Making yourself redundant in your business using checklists and SOPs

06:48 Clarifying tasks through building systems and workflows

08:57 Identifying people who can do & are good at each thing in your business

09:55 3 Ways of taking work off your plate

12:05 Forecasting growth in your business

15:30 How ClickUp works

16:00 Advantage of having documents in your business system

19:35 Dot points – Easiest way to simplify your SOP

21:05 How SOPs are done in Matt’s business

25:03 Creating the SOP for your business process

29:50 Different approach to documentation and hiring

30:26 Why small businesses should not hire expert

35:02 Identifying the tasks that you should NOT be doing




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