As a commercial cleaning company, we aren’t just focused on getting offices clean before summer. We’re also helping our franchisees clean up their operations. In today’s world, digital technology is everything. There are thousands of apps and software platforms to help you get organized, but trying to transition your franchise ops into these systems can be challenging. From habitual work like filing paperwork to manual data entry, cleaning up your business operations can be a tedious process, but one that is critical to the success of your franchise. Dusting off old business operations can also directly impact your bottom line, as a clean business process management (BPM) can add value to your internal and external teams. Having a strong operational presence also supports innovation and sustainability within the company.
“Innovation is the change that creates a new dimension of performance.” – Peter Drucker
Here are 3 ways that can help you clean up your franchise operations:
- Lean Into Your Franchisor – You should trust that your franchisor has your business’s best interests at heart. Start by building a strong relationship with them. Communicate your operational concerns openly with your franchisor. The more they’re aware of your situation, the more they can help you get your ops in the right place. Your franchisor wants you to succeed, so it is critical for them to equip you with a solid management system. Those who are industry leaders are franchise companies committed to helping you grow your business.
“We lean into our franchisees as much as they lean into us. That’s how successful businesses work,” says Adam Povlitz, President of Anago.
- Invest in Tech – It’s simple. The more you invest in technology for your business, the more successful it will become. Nowadays, using digital systems to help you operate your business gives you a competitive edge. The biggest key differentiator between human and technology management systems is efficiency. Programs such as our proprietary AnagoApp™ and AnagoCloud™ systems help franchisees propel productivity and drive better administrative performance.
- Communicate Constantly – According to a Holmes Report, companies with effective communication strategies have a 47% higher return to shareholders, more engaged employees and less employee turnover. As a franchisee, your business depends on your client satisfaction, so implementing a solid communications plan for your operations department is absolutely critical.