This is the end of the series of articles on systems, but it really should just be the beginning of you systemising your business.

As you can see from the brief inclusion from a very small part of our operations, there is a lot to do.

As a TOO, it may be possible for you to completely leave all of your work alone, remove yourself from the business for a period, sit down and go through everything that you do now, the changes you want to make, and the things you want to do in the future, and then write down detailed processes and systems for all of the people, things, assets, equipment, money, training, hardware and software that need to interact to operate it.

This should create a business that can be operated by anyone, anywhere: a turnkey business.

It should not be dependent upon you. You should only own it. Check up on it from time to time, for sure; polish it, but don’t work in it.

The operations and training manuals that allow us to run the school side of our business number over 400 pages in their current editions. It is these that allow us to open and run schools in multiple locations, in Japan and elsewhere.

Even just for a one-classroom school run by a teacher-operator (owner or not), there is an incredible amount of work to be done to allow this to run well, uniformly and unsupervised.

Best of luck and let me know how you get on.


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