Why You Need to Document Business Processes

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It may not necessarily occur to the entrepreneur of a one-person start-up company to document the processes and procedures that are followed in the day-to-day running of the business, but as the business grows, there comes a time when it will be vital to have records of how things are done. “Documenting business processes”, or “business systemisation” as it’s also known, will make the difference between a business that plods along with a business owner constantly on the verge of burnout, and one that is successful and grows and prospers, and where the business owner is secure in the knowledge that things will go smoothly whether he or she is on site or not. Here are some of the main reasons why you as an entrepreneur need to document your business processes.

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How to Use Evernote for Business Document Management

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I hate paper and I love Evernote. I use it to store everything. I automatically forward files from my email to my Evernote (including snail mail which is automatically scanned and emailed to me). I take photos of every document I sign and business card I’m given using their iPhone App and I even forward my Workflowy history to Evernote.

Some people may suggest using Dropbox or Google Drive, but Evernote has a specific benefit that makes it kick ass: Search.

Evernote is built around search. All documents, images and photos are scanned and made searchable. This means you can dump everything into one folder and Evernote will make it instantly searchable from any of your devices. No organizing, no tagging, just sweet, sweet search.

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