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Optimizing your startup’s business systems for success

Fourth Source 10 Feb 2020 09:00

The nature of the universe is chaos. There’s no doubt about it and there are thousands of quotes out there that promote the notion that greatness is preceded by a whirling mass of disorder.

This is certainly applicable to the creation and growth of a new business – any startup or small business is familiar with some of the chaos experienced on the growth curve as they muddle through the disorder to define where they are going and how they are going to get there.

A good example would be the birth of Apple. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple from Jobs’ father’s garage. The two spent hours building every single computer by hand to deliver their first order of 50 desktops. They essentially flew by the seats of their pants to make it happen, and that they did is now a well-documented history.

But to move from a backyard start up to the computer empire Apple is today, they first had to establish a series of business systems. And as the company grew, they had to constantly revaluate these processes.

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