You may be starting an accounting firm and unsure how to build it without burning yourself out, or you may have a 6- or 7-figure firm where you’re working too much. I’ll share a 7-step path you can follow to significantly minimize your workload.
1:17 – The goal of each step will be to better systematize your business and/or significantly shield your time from areas that you should not be involved in.
2:00 – Step 1 in the pathway to reduce your workload is to standardize your packages across your client base
2:08 – This is important for twofold reasons, which I’ve discussed on many occasions, notably in episode 76
3:35 – You’ll have set yourself with the right foundation to move to step 2 of the pathway.
4:35 – Step 3 of your pathway is to implement capacity planning reporting.
4:53 – I speak about the importance of capacity planning in episode 51 if you want to hear more about it.
5:53 – So, what I’m suggesting here is to hire a head of customer success as step 4 of your pathway to reducing your hours.
6:26 – Step 5 is about ensuring that your business doesn’t grow into a huge mess by hiring a Director of Operations for your business.
6:34 – I spoke specifically about the importance of this role in episode 81 of this podcast
7:04 – Step 6 in your pathway to reducing your workload is about standardizing all processes in your business.
7:42 – Last step in your pathway to reducing your workload is to implement a strategic plan and stick to it.
8:41 – In fact, I view your strategic plan as probably the largest time saver on this entire list. I talk about this in episode 61.