Growing up on a farm in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, I always had a lengthy chore list from my father, who also had a particular way that he wanted things to be done.

It may have been the approach to crop rotation in the garden, the proper maintenance of our equipment, or even the method in how we fed and cared for our animals – there was a specific process in order to keep our farm running smoothly.

Sitting in college lecture halls years later, I realized that my father was teaching me about systems and processes -- set procedures you follow so that anyone can produce consistent results. Now, at ignite Business Advisors, we teach the service trades how to use systems and processes in their businesses as a catalyst for success.

I like to say, that if you can’t define what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.

When you use systems and processes, you’re not dependent upon on any one individual – who may get sick or take a vacation– to get the job done. Anyone can jump in and follow the steps to complete the task. That leads to more confidence and predictability with your employees and your customers. Leveraging business systems and processes, our clients outperform their peers in profitability and financial performance year after year.

We are excited to be working with simPRO, which offers technology solutions connecting employees in the field to data management systems that maximize effectiveness, thus increasing profitability. We help businesses to integrate that technology into their processes, helping them achieve greater success and quality of life for their teams.

At ignite Business Advisors, our purpose is to inspire passionate business owners and teams alike to elevate business performance.

Our clients range from start-ups to mature businesses with $700,00 to more than $10 million in annual revenues in trade services such as landscaping, plumbing and HVAC. We also specialize in generational transfers of businesses, helping with the often-hard challenges of passing a family business from one generation to the next.

We do this through our advisory services, which include one-on-one mentoring, coaching, group education and training. We also focus on implementing technology into the business’ workflow. With more than 20 years in business advisement services and ownership of service-based businesses, I am proud to lead the team at ignite Business Advisors.

Reach us at (412) 566-4048 or visit the Web at ignite.works serving locations across the US.