Why you don’t need systems in your business

By Edward Plant

Any coach worth his/her salt will be telling you that your business needs systems.

Well, I’m going against grain here by telling you that that is not necessarily the case.

There are a number of criteria which will dictate whether your business really does need systems or not.

In this short video I explain these criteria to help you to understand if systems is a ‘nice-to-have’ or a necessity to help you get more time, more money and set your business up for growth. You can watch that or keep reading below.

Your Business May Not Need Systems if:

You want to stay CRAZY BUSY. This is a state of operating whereby you are doing everything, you can’t hand work over to others, and your team is really reactive.

You want to stay SMALL. If you’re a husband and wife business owners with no team and no intention of bringing on team to grow your operation, earn more money, and allow you to step out of the business to go on holidays or do other things, than you can probably get by without systems. Contact us for online business training in Australia.

You want to MAINTAIN MEDIOCRITY. This may sound a bit harsh if you’re currently running a successful business without systems. In these cases what I’ve seen systems do is allow you to replicate what you’re doing now repeatedly at a high standard to create more consistent and reliable results. If you prefer to stay at the same level of performance, output and quality where you are now, then you don’t need systems.

You don’t want to want to SPEND TIME WITH YOUR PARTNER. Truth bomb – ouch! Not having systems in place will keep you busy, chained to your business with little time left over for your partner, your kids, and friends. If those relationships are not a priority for you, then you don’t need systems.

So there are 4 great reasons why you may not need systems. And if you’re still not sure SYSTEMS is something you need — or if you just glaze over a bit at the mention of the word – – then let me break it down for you this way…

Each and every system is there so you can:







In the work my wife Rebecca and I have ’been doing to support couples in business over the past 10 years, we see time and time again what systems can do for you, your business and your relationships, such as:


If you would like more time, money, growth and connection, we’re running a free online training this month to show you how to create and implement systems in your business.

The Process of Processes: Create systems to save time and money in your business, and set it up for growth is on Thursday, July 19 at 12.30pm. You can register here.

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About the Author

Edward is the Co-Founder and Lead Strategist at the Institute for Couples in Business. When he’s not nutting out smart strategies you’ll find him hanging out with wife and business partner Rebecca and his sons Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Ed has been working with business owners to double profits, halve hours and build self-sustaining business that thrives with or without you. Ed is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and a sought-after guest speaker who often gets mistaken for Prince Harry.