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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 S E P T E M B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 5 5 As your business grows, the processes will change, so keep up with this rou- tine. You will find the more documented systems you have in your business, re- gardless of your size, the more growth opportunities will come your way. By letting the business system "decide" the menial tasks that need doing, you will be freed up to tackle the more chal- lenging areas your business needs your focus on. If you desire to be a profitable business, with either one employee or hundreds, you must have efficient pro- cesses and systems in place to keep the daily operations running smoothly. GP AARON MONTGOMERY is certified by New York Times best-selling author Jack Canfield as a Success Principles Trainer and is the Co-Founder of OurSuc- Aaron has over 25 years of experi- ence with personalized products and small business development and is the Co-Creator of the "5 Keys of Business Success." You can also find Aaron co-host- ing the decorator's industry podcast 2 Regular Guys Podcast ( Check him out on his own podcast channel called Small Business Saturdays ( I always start with a file folder and nam- ing system — it makes a world of differ- ence. Then look at a cloud-based file sync- ing system like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or any others that might work for you. Lastly, email is the best tool a busi- ness owner can use to find opportunities, coordinate communication, and focus on work, not be a slave to some messenger system. Too many people have thousands of unread emails from too much junk or not managing their inbox. I could write an entire column or two about inbox zero, but until then, clean it up! ON YOUR WAY With those starting points, you are on your way. From there, it's time to implement your system. Do the work to document it, test it, break it, improve it, and do it again. Invest in Something Better The fastest and most productive laser engraving machines on the market Trotec Laser USA Trotec Laser USA

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