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3 Ways to Build a Scalable Business

Every entrepreneur wants to build a successful business, but this ultimate goal of expansion can be defeated even before it kicks-off. In order to avoid this, you need to make your business scalable. So what exactly does it mean to have a scalable business? It’s simply building a strong foundation that ensures your business structure is ready to take on bigger challenges and remain profitable as time passes.

You need to ensure that from the onset, your business has the flexibility to handle increased demand at a minimal and predictable cost. This essentially is what it means to have a scalable business. 

Let’s take a look at 3 ways you can build a scalable business.

1. Reduce the Need for Human Effort

As we all know, time waits for no one and if you’re starting out as an entrepreneur, you’ll find yourself taking on a lot of tasks. This wastes a lot of time, reduces productivity, and is not a sustainable approach for either you or your team.

The best solution here will be to automate the process. As the Software as a Service (SaaS) model continues to grow and artificial intelligence advances, it’s easier than ever to make a wide range of tasks hands-off.

2. Create Standard Procedures for Executing Tasks

Writing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is one sure-fire way to ensure that your business is scalable. There are certain tasks that cannot be automated and creating an SOP will help streamline the process. You can simply hand off the written procedures to someone and they’ll be able to take charge of the task.

3. Outsource and Partner with Others

There are tasks like customer service, accounting, shipping and logistics that you can’t handle in-house. You should consider outsourcing them or partnering with businesses that can help you perform these tasks. This goes a long way in reducing the overhead cost and risks involved. 


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