Why it is Important to structure your business with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?
Every business needs to run through standard procedures. Without procedures, you put your business and heavy risks of mistakes and missing tasks. Especially when you have staff members working for you and on top, if they are remote workers, they must have proper procedures to follow on a daily basis.
SOPs are the backbones of your business. It is a well structured step-by-step written instructions for your staff. Avoiding this important part of business puts your business at a heavy risk of losing and missing important steps and tasks.
Each SOP includes a set of tasks and steps which will be followed by you or your staff member. You can create basic SOP as well as advanced versions to make sure your staff follows all the required steps to complete his/her tasks. Make sure your SOP is easy to read and understood by your staff.
Having SOPs written for your staff helps to ensure consistency in your business and avoids unexpected surprises. It improves communication and creates a safe work environment for your team.
There are samples and templates available for almost all types of SOPs that may match closely with your actual business exercises. However, you may take some and modify to match it exactly as per your business requirements.
In our case, we are have produced SOPs for almost all our Amazon businesses including Wholesale FBA, Drop Shipping, PLDS, etc. They are available in SC and 101 training programs for all the students.