“We’re particularly excited about this partnership because it streamlines one of the most commonly missed, but critical steps when a new hire is brought into an organization: equipping them with the right training from the start,” said Trainual founder and CEO Chris Ronzio. “Business owners can now easily connect critical aspects of their business, bringing a new level of operational efficiency to the onboarding process so they can continue to focus on what matters most –– growth.”
Trainual is the training manual for modern businesses. It’s a simple and intuitive training and process management tool that makes it easy for growing teams to get everyone up to speed and on the same page, fast. The app was built to help business owners, team leaders, hiring and training managers centralize knowledge, organize processes and SOPs, automate training, and create learning systems for building more scalable or sellable businesses.
Unlike other systems, you can group your content by role in the organization, assign it to the right people, and track their progress so you always know that they’re up to speed.
Most small business owners struggle to remove themselves from the day-to-day operations in their businesses. We realized that growing a small business comes down to consistent documentation and delegation.
Today though, and learning from my mistakes, I’ve gotten clear on what can make or break a business – systems.
To phrase it even more blunt:
Systems = success
If you know how to create value, repeat it, improve on it, scale it, and teach others to do the same – your businesses will become truly great.
So where does a CEO start?
I used to run a creative-branding-marketing-agency mashup of a business. I was lost in this systemization concept. I tried a few times to document our processes in Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs and even Google Sites.
Ultimately all of this work fell victim to one of three outcomes:
- By the time I completed documentation, the processes had changed
- I would create something epic, but soon lose track of where it was stored, and the process or document would be lost in the digital abyss forever
- I would lose steam trying to document a complicated process and never be able to finish
Thinking about the past challenges, I knew I wanted to have an operations manual from the beginning. If I was going to create a business that was truly valuable (and channeling my inner Gerber), I wanted the type of company that thought carefully and documented the processes along the way.
So, I set off to find a tool that could help. My requirements for my company manual were simple:
- Everything had to be online, and easily accessed in the cloud
- Creating content had to be as easy as Google Docs
- Editing and finding content also had to be a no-brainer
- I wanted something my team could use without much training
- The price had to be relatively affordable
It didn’t take long for me to decide on Trainual. In addition to knocking down all of my requirements, a close friend was behind the software. I knew I’d be supported (and then some) by implementing this into our world.
Years later, and hundreds of processes documented, refined, and improved inside the walls of Trainual, I now have enough experience to share what I wish I knew starting out.
Creating an operations manual for your business is no small undertaking, but there are specific things to know through the process to not only turn your operation into a well-oiled machine but to ensure you don’t lose your mind along the way.