Great blog post. I new an automated system for the small business would soon be achieved. I mean truly we (people) automate everything we can in life. Because why? Because humans aren`t perfect, yet we all scream for perfection. Faster, bigger, better! Soon I will buy someone`s software package with a calendar of activities and required documentation. By "plugging in" the pertinent information like city of business, product being sold, cost of procurement, building lease amount, and a bunch of other stuff... I will have a program lay out all the mandatory and typical steps, actions, or procedures.
Specifically about your post at wordpress... I believe the day will come when government regulations will determine cost of living standards based on region. Soon we (the people) will know exactly how much "life" will cost. Your basic amenities may be paid to different corporations but all your everyday expenses will be very predictable. Predictability is what allows societies to plan and expand.
Since starting a business from the ground... Looking back, I might have been more interested in buying a "turn-key" operations. But
not the advertising use of the phrase. Buying a working, maybe not long existence business would definitely reduce the stress of starting one.
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I think most businesses create SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for this "automated" reason. Treating everyone the same. If it works, document and repeat... type of mentality.
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
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