Audit (Trim the Fat)

Audit Audit (Trim the Fat)Today I began the fight to automate, consolidate, and trim the fat from my business, by auditing my business workflows. Now to some the word audit may be a bad word. But in this context I assure you it all good. I started the process today by writing down my daily schedule. This is my audit stage. You can’t cut if you don’t know what you do. I first start with my morning ritual and procedures. I took a close look at each process and basically wrote down each step to a project.

Here is an example.

Morning Twitter Ritual:
a. Check DM
b. Check and respond to all mentions
c. RT and Schedule 4 or 5 posts
d. Connect with 5 people new people.

And I continued with process until I listed all of my morning routine. This process gave me 2 good things.
1. Where I am inefficient or efficient.
2. Where I can make improvements.
3. Now that I written my procedures – I can decide whether or not to have someone else complete these tasks on a daily basis.

Go ahead and give it a try – you don’t have to do it the same as I, but take a minute and audit your workflow.  Leave a comment and let me know how it worked or if there is a better way.

 

J. Richard Byrd

Urban Marketing Specialist

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