Building Blocks

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

 

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

A business is nothing more than a system of systems that create value. So examining those systems, there are five basic systems every business should have. I call them the 5 Building Blocks of Business.

  • Marketing
  • Management/Leadership
  • Operations
  • Controls
  • Finance

Of course within those categories, the specific systems that create widgets, tools, knick-knacks, food, services or experiences depends entirely on you as the business owner.

 

In each of my Kicks In the Butt, I try to address each of these individually. Today I am taking a step back and looking at the system as a whole. I am breaking down my own business into these systems with the intent of having them all work together in a seemless fashion.

 

Take a couple of hours over the next few weeks to review your systems. Where is the hand-off from one system to the next? What systems do you have within each of these “Business Building Blocks”

 

I have a very simple diagnostic for reviewing these building blocks. Email me or request it here if you want a copy sent to you.