John Uhri wrote an interesting post, focused primarily on a techie audience. In it he talked about the idea of routinely cleaning up your code.
While I am not a techie or coder, there is some truth in his remarks for any small business owner. Take a look at all your process and procedures. Have you allowed “process rot” unnecessary steps to creep into your day?
Can you simplify and stream line what you do? Once a quarter, step back and evaluate your time, and “clean up your process” You will be glad you did.
And taking the analogy a step further, sometimes it is easier to find the flaws in the work of others. You see odd things in their code which you miss in you own. The same is true for your business. My advice – Sit down with a friend, take a critical look at their business process and have them review yours!