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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 

Posts tagged “Process Improvement”

 
If you run a small business, you will always be looking to cut costs somewhere. Within the first five years of a small business’ existence, many fail, while the ones who succeed often barely turn a profit. These are hard times for small business owners who struggle to make ends meet. If you know exactly what we’re talking about, then read on to find out how your small changes can add up to a big difference in expenditure. 
 
 
 
I previously wrote an article on my website and LinkedIn entitled ‘Be surprised at what you do‘. This article details what you or your business does in terms of daily processes that are completed without thinking. 
 
Another area that has come up when speaking with many businesses is that a number of assumptions are made about how things are run within their company. 
 
 
 
 
Many organisations and people within those organisations try to find the solution before they know the root of the problem. 
 
Before any solution can be found, understanding what the problems are is key to getting the right resolution that fixes that problem and brings efficiencies over the longer term. 
 
While it can be tempting to jump ahead, you really need to get to the root of the issue if your business is to flourish. 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer Journey Mapping
As a business grows and more customers come on board time should be taken to understand what the journey your customers experience is like. What are the challenges they have in finding your service/product and could they be improved? This is where Customer Journey Mapping comes in. 
 
SWOT analysis
Would you like a simple yet effective tool to get an insight into your business’ state of affairs? A SWOT analysis could do the trick. 
 
It not only allows for analysis of your whole business but can also give insights into each of your departments.  
 
The acronym SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. 
 
Using Data effectively
Are you making the most of your data? Nowadays, companies hold an awesome amount of data, but could your company be more effective at using it? on this text to edit it. 
 
Many businesses operate under the motto “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and stick with existing systems for as long as humanly possible. Worrying about cost or organisational upheaval are probably the main factors for this behaviour on this text to edit it. 
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