As many of our readers know, we’re obsessed with small business owners “automating” their business so they can focus on more important aspects of their business. The book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is a great example of a book that shows you how to do it step-by-step.
The author, Sam Carpenter, shows how he went from 100 hour weeks to only 2 hour weeks while increasing his income 20 fold. Pretty impressive stuff and is a great companion to our other highly recommended book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It.
Either way, the lesson is that a small business should copy the successful strategies that make franchises much more likely to succeed: documenting and creating procedures for all aspects of your business.