“I’m too busy with work… I can’t come golfing. Sorry guys”
I hear many business owners saying that sentence over and over again…
And that feeling is probably crushing them inside.
Imagine…a wonderful sunny day that everyone enjoys going outside with their friends and family…
But instead, you are stuck in your business working day in and day out.
Your waste management business probably keeps demanding constant attention from your side.
And that’s one of the major holdbacks other business owners have in this industry too.
They want to “make sure everything is in order”, so they check every single activity their business does…
From who is driving the truck – To who is working at the conveyor belt – To who turns off the lights and shuts the doors at the end of the day.
That keeps the business owners hooked at work for hours on end and consumes the precious time they should spend enjoying themselves as retirees instead.
Listen… we don’t mean you should stop looking at what’s happening inside your waste management company and stop keeping it on track…
Totally the opposite, you should know what’s happening at every moment, however, you can automate the process so you know everything is in order without having to spend your personal time going through every activity.
Automations don’t necessarily involve complicated software either.
You can use your team members to make sure everything is running smoothly.
This also frees up your time, making it possible for you to go on a Wednesday afternoon to play golf with your friends.
It might sound too magical and too good to be true that you can go play golf with your friends whenever you want…
But that’s true.
You see, if you look at some of the best businesses in the world, they have one thing in common…
They have processes and automations in place that take care of repetitive work or jobs that don’t require much attention.
Let’s look at Amazon for example. From the moment the customer buys, to the point where the customer receives his order…
Do you think Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, intervened there?
I bet he was on a yacht with his friends in the Maldives enjoying a margarita at that time.
Now, when it comes to automations, they can be made to your liking and adapt to your business structure.
Therefore, automations can help your business as if you were there, but instead, you can be hitting some golf balls with your friends
And you don’t have to change your business model to add these automations.
They are simple add-ons any business can get.
In terms of processes you can add to your waste management businesses, there are several kinds you can implement:
From assistants who you trust, that can look over what’s happening in the processing plant at all times…
To simple software that can keep parts of your business on track automatically.
If you want to be able to have free afternoons with your friends and family, and enjoy the calm retiree side of life, then you should probably start looking into these processes.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you should fully robotize your company and automatically get to be free all day…
What I’m saying is that a few simple steps in your waste management business that almost never require your attention, can be automatized, saving you a few extra hours a week you could enjoy as you like.
With that being said,
Hope you found this article useful.
P.S. If you are looking to achieve a higher sales price for your waste management business so you can retire with peace of mind, click here to book a call with us where we’ll discuss everything your business needs to make it more attractive to valuation experts and get a higher exit deal.
Samuele Barrili is a Waste Management Expert and Business Strategist. Born in Cagliari, Italy, Samuele began his career as a salesman in 2010. After earning a degree in Toxicological Chemistry at the University of Cagliari (Sardinia) and many masters in Waste Treatment, he combined his knowledge to define his mission: save the planet helping 6,000 waste management companies to continue to thrive. After nine years in the field, working as a sales and marketing manager for international firms in waste management, Samuele created M4W Marketing For Waste, the first growth agency focused on helping waste management companies. Marketing4Waste is the first service dedicated to waste management companies.
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