The very acts of prioritizing, sharpening your focus, and delegating is what helps you get to your “next level” with ease. So, ask yourself, “What can you let go of today, to sharpen your focus on “the big stuff” and help you move forward?”
We have learned over the years that the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs tend to make is clinging to the “I can do it all myself” belief.
And then it’s “Okay, I need some help- but not TOO much help.”
And it’s a process of shifting to the awareness of “What I really need is ample help so I can run an efficient, effective business with less of me AND I can focus my attention where I really shine in my business”.
That is the shift that changes everything for the better.
I can do it all on my own. I don’t need help.
Nothing is farther from the truth if you want the best results. Michael Jordan needed a coach to excel. So do I. And so do you
When a person decides to work with you as a new client, it’s something to celebrate.
But it also involves some follow-up work – such drawing up a contract, sending initial paperwork, gathering signatures, and letting the client know what to expect from working with you.
Here are three tips to ensure this entire process run more efficiently for both you and your new client:
1) Always use a contract for any business dealings. Have a pre-made contract ready to go for each of your service packages. Have your lawyer review all versions of the contract to ensure the language will protect your business interests in the event of a dispute.
2) Mark the places on the contract that will be customized for each client. This might include the client’s name, business information, the financial arrangement, and the nature of the work. Be sure to provide the client with specific information about what they can expect when they work with you. Save a copy of this document.
3) Streamline the process of obtaining signatures. With services like EchoSign, you no longer need to fuss with fax machines, print out lots of paper, or use a scanner to make copies of signed documents. Both parties can sign quickly and easily sign contracts online. Implement a “follow-up system” with an assistant so all the necessary paperwork is signed, returned and saved.
Follow these steps and your initial client care systems will run much smoother.