Business Procedures

Business Procedures

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1. Engaged Employees. During this time of upheaval, employees have more on their minds than day-to-day activities, which can cause them to lose focus. To keep them grounded at work, maintain a constant and open line of communication -- whether through regular updates or meetings. This allows employees to keep productivity high and reassures them during an uncertain period. 2. Create Connection with Employees & Parents 
Have a detailed perspective on the business. "Parents to know their children are safe and secure. Daily, authentic and human communication allows you to build trust -- reassuring people through regular check-ins -rather than having them fill in the blanks." 3. Lead With Empathy Unhealthy stress can wreak havoc on everyone, inhibit productivity, and lead to detached employees. "When an employee is showing signs that they're struggling in some way, the best thing a manager can do is encourage them to discuss any fears or concerns, empathize with what they're experiencing and help them outline what needs to be done to address the challenges head-on,". "This is what good humans do for each other and it strengthens the employee-owner relationship, which is essential to fostering long-term engagement and high performance.  

BUSINESS STRUCTURE
1. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP:cheapest and easiest form of business that you can start. All you need to do is name the business, get a business license from your city or county, publish a fictitious business name statement in a local newspaper, open your doors and you are in business. Cost: about $100.00 Legally speaking you and your business are one and the same. IF something goes wrong you are personally liable. 2. PARTNERSHIP & LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS: This is like a marriage because you and your partner will be spending a lot of time together, making decisions together, individual decisions that will affect the whole, and being together in both good and bad times. THINK carefully about whether you really want a partner, and if so who fits the bill. IF YOU GO IN THIS DIRECTION HAVE A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT TO SPELL OUT WHO WILL CONTRIBUTE WHAT, WHO WILL DO WHAT, and if the partnership ends, who will get what. This is a very important document. 
3. Types of Partnership: General & Limited.
Limited Partnership: usually one person running the show, the general partner. The other partner(s)  are called limited partners – who have limited liability and limited input. They cannot occur obligations on behalf of the partnership and do not participate in the daily obligations of the partnership. A limited partner is a passive investor. Limited Partner essentially passive investor. Limited Partner passive investor. Limited to the amount of his or her financial contribution to the partnership, whereas the general partner has unlimited liability, to go along with his unlimited power. This allows the general partner the freedom to run the business unfettered and gives limited partners, liability if things go wrong. Another important benefit of the limited partnership, aside from diminished liability of the limited partners and the freedom of the general partner, is that it pays no income tax. Income and loss are attributed proportionally to each partner and accounted for on their individual tax returns. Limited partnership often structures the choice for real estate and stock. 
3. CORPORATIONS AND LIMITED LIABILITY (LLC) Best reason to incorporate is to legally shield your personal assets from business debts. Creditors are limited to the assets of the corporation for payment and may not collect directly from the shareholders. 
TYPES OF CORPORATIONS: S & C Corporations,
C Corporations: taxed twice, once profits are realized, and second when those profits are passed on to the shareholders. Advantage S: does not pay corporate tax, shareholders report profits and losses on their personal tax returns, and therefore profits are taxed only once.
C-Corporations: large publicly traded business with size. C Corporations are large, publicly-traded businesses (Stock Exchange). Small Businesses choose C-Corporations for one reason; they can deduct 100% of the health insurance paid employees – including owners. The Double Taxation of C Corporation pushes many owners to S Corporation.
S-CORP: limited personal liability -no corporate taxes-profits and losses flow through your individual tax return
-sole owner s corp. does not have to pay FICA Tax: that is Medicare and self-employment tax, which can be about  15% on the first 75K you earn. S-Corp with employees still must pay employer  5o% share of taxes, while the employee will pay the other 50%.
BAD NEWS: there are restrictions on S-Corp: can have no more than 100 shareholders, and you cannot have preferred stock. ADVICE: Incorporate as an S Corporation or a C Corporation is a decision that should be made with your attorney. LLC – easy and inexpensive to create (filing fee charged by your state will be less than what you would pay to incorporate, and they can be formed with only one member (unlike a corporation, which requires officers and a board of directors. Members can use capital or property to buy into the LLC and they will receive a percentage share of the business that reflects their contribution. When profits are distributed, members will usually get an amount commensurate with their ownership share (again, because LLC is flexible, you can even decide to distribute profits unequally if you choose. There are two TYPES of LLCs. First called: “MEMBER MANAGED. In this type, all of the owners(no limit on the number of owners, but usually a half dozen or less) actively run the businesses. The second is called manager-managed. Here the owners have managers running the business. Typically, only members have the right to vote on company issues.  LLC laws are state-specific, and each state has different requirements. Generally speaking, though, to create an LLC, you will need to file articles of organization or formation with the proper state office and pay a fee. How much? $75.00in most states.  After you file the proper documents, you will need to draft your operating agreement. In it, you will detail how much the members have to contribute, what their percentage of ownership is, how you will run the business, how you will handle distributions, and so on. Once formed, an LLC can protect you from business liabilities, create an easy structure for running the business, and make tax time easier. All in all, it’s a good idea for most small businesses. 
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USAIGC/IAIGC BUSINESS POLICIES & PROCEDURES 
Writing Business Policies and Procedures helps ensure “product quality” because regardless of the business the product is only as good as the process the service delivers to the customer.  In our Gymnastics World, your service is the teaching of Gymnastics Skills and any other programs which have a benefit for a child/student/team member. Writing business policies and procedures help to:-ensure product quality -ensures consistency in practice helps to maintain product quality/gymnasts learning/progress and the benefits that go with learning gymnastics. Your Club Owners Policies set the expectation for employee’s behaviors and the Business Proceduresoutlines the steps for it.
Reasons to Write A Business Policy and Procedure Book:
1. Articulation of Required Steps A procedure should lay out the required steps to perform job tasks or provide a service to a customer. For example, for a waiter who serves in a restaurant, the service should be delivered by introducing themselves, making eye contact with the customer, offering the most popular menu items, ensuring all drinks are topped off when half-filled, and ensuring food quality meets the customer’s expectations.
WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS ARTICULATION OF REQUIRED STEPS? Detailing the procedure for delivering great service to customers is what contributes to a great service/learning environment.
2.  Performance Measures Procedures should be used as a tool to measure an employee’s performance by determining if the process was followed appropriately. For example, a procedure for a receptionist answering the telephone should include tracking of how often the receptionist answers the phone using a telephone script
For Gymnastics example of Performance would be CLASS RETENTION & GROWTH. The Goal for every club owner is to provide excellent service which should increase your bottom line.
3.  Process Consistency When procedures are followed, there is consistency in practice for work processes. This helps to ensure that things are done the same way, every time and that all steps are followed. When steps get skipped it creates an inconsistent process that then creates variations in product or service quality.
4. Employee Training is one of the most valuable investments any organization can make.  When employees receive thorough training and detailed job descriptions, they are prepared to complete job tasks.
5. Benefits of Employee Training Recruitment: When prospective employees assess an organization to determine if it is a good fit, they look at the employee benefits package.
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1. Business Advantage- Employee skills current in order to be competitive. Keeping up with changing software programs, technology changes, customer service skills or leadership trends are examples of competitive advantages organizations can have with a well-trained workforce. 
Gymnastics Instructor: is a professional individual, dresses appropriately, knowledge of teaching the skill level,
good personality, good communication skills, and an ability to teach multi-levels in the same class when necessary
2. Employee Morale: Most employees stay satisfied in a job for a period of time and then look for growth opportunities.  An employee who continually develops their professional skills or pursues higher education are hopeful that there will be career advancement opportunities in their future.  This can also help employees remain positive and contribute to the vision of the organization.
3. Employee Contributions: Employees who are in school often bring back what they learn to the organization and apply learned concepts to the job. This offers value to the organization and provides for real-life application for the student.  It is definitely a win-win for both.
4. Employee Retention: This kind of policy should be considered carefully. Training impact has on an organization’s recruitment, retention, and employee morale. It is one of the most valuable investments any organization can make.  When employees receive thorough training and detailed job descriptions,they are prepared to complete job tasks. Using policies and procedures as part of employee training helps to ensure that there is consistency in practice and reinforces global expectations.  For example, a review of policy and procedures should be included in a new employee orientation process
5.  Incorporates Worker Experience: Policies and procedures build off of those who have been performing the job tasks and document work methods of experienced employees.  It also incorporates lessons learned and best practices to ensure quality products and services in addition to safety and legal compliance.
6.  Training Refresher Having a written policy and procedure manual can be used as a tool to help train employees and serves as a reminder of procedure steps and expectations. 7.  Foundation for Process Improvement: When policies and procedures are reviewed and employees, customers, and quality data is considered in the review, it can serve as a great template for improving what is done and can help to improve current processes.
Other Things to Remember
Policies and procedures need to be reviewed and updated at least annually to make improvements and keep them current -Employees need initial training on procedures but should have continuous refreshers to inform them of changes in practice and to remind them of expectations for following procedures. -Records should be kept in employee files to document training.-Policies and procedures should be consistently reviewed for their effectiveness and to ensure that what is being done in practice is adding value.-Most procedures should have checklists that simplify the process and serve as a reminder for employees. -As organizations grow it is important to put those things in writing that the organization values and deems important.  Doing so in a detailed policy and procedure manual, that is shared with employees, can help to ensure that products and services maintain the high quality that customers expect. Writing Business Policies and Procedures helps ensure “product quality” because regardless of the business the product is only as good as the process the service delivers to the customer.  In our Gymnastics World, your service is the teaching of Gymnastics Skills and any other programs which have a benefit for a child/student/team member.
Writing business policies and procedures help to:
ensure product quality -ensures consistency in practice -helps to maintain product quality/gymnasts learning/progress and the benefits that go with learning gymnastics. - A Club Owners Policies set the expectation for employee’s behaviors and the Business Proceduresoutlines the steps for it.
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7 Reasons for Writing Business Policies and Procedures:
1.  Articulation of Required Steps A procedure should lay out the required steps to perform job tasks or provide a service to a customer. For example, for a waiter who serves in a restaurant, the service should be delivered by introducing themselves, making eye contact with the customer, offering the most popular menu items, ensuring all drinks are topped off when half-filled, and ensuring food quality meets the customer’s expectations.
Detailing the procedure for delivering great service to customers is what contributes to a great service/learning environment. 2.  Performance Measures Procedures should be used as a tool to measure an employee’s performance by determining if the process was followed appropriately. For example, a procedure for a receptionist answering the telephone should include tracking how often the receptionist answers the phone using a telephone scriptFor Gymnastics example of Performance would be CLASS RETENTION & GROWTH. The Goal for every club owner is to provide excellent service which should increase your bottom line.
3.  Process Consistency When procedures are followed, there is consistency in practice for work processes. This helps to ensure that things are done the same way, every time and that all steps are followed. When steps get skipped it creates an inconsistent process that then creates variations in product or service quality. 
4. Serve as a Training Tool Employee training is one of the most valuable investments any organization can make.  When employees receive thorough training and detailed job descriptions, they are prepared to complete job tasks.
5 Benefits of Employee Training Recruitment: When prospective employees assess an organization to determine if it is a good fit, they look at the employee benefits package.
Business Advantage Employee skills current in order to be competitive.  Keeping up with changing software programs, technology changes, customer service skills or leadership trends are examples of competitive advantages organizations can have with a well-trained workforce. 
Gymnastics:a professional individual, dress appropriately, knowledge of teaching the skill level, good personality, good communication skills, and an ability to teach multi-levels in the same class when necessary
3. Employee Morale: Most employees stay satisfied in a job for a period of time and then look for growth opportunities.  An employee who continually develops their professional skills or pursues higher education are hopeful that there will be career advancement opportunities in their future.  This can also help employees remain positive and contribute to the vision of the organization. 4. Employee Contributions: Employees who are in school often bring back what they learn to the organization and apply learned concepts to the job. This offers value to the organization and provides for real-life application for the student.  It is definitely a win-win for both. 5. Employee Retention: This kind of policy should be considered carefully. Training impact has on an organization’s recruitment, retention, and employee morale. It is one of the most valuable investments any organization can make.  When employees receive thorough training and detailed job descriptions, they are prepared to complete job tasks. Using policies and procedures as part of employee training helps to ensure that there is consistency in practice and reinforces global expectations.  For example, a review of policy and procedures should be included in a new employee orientation process 6.  Incorporates Worker Experience: Policies and procedures build off of those who have been performing the job tasks and document work methods of experienced employees.  It also incorporates lessons learned and best practices to ensure quality products and services in addition to safety and legal compliance. 7.  Training Refresher Having a written policy and procedure manual can be used as a tool to help train employees and serves as a reminder of procedure steps and expectations. 8.  Foundation for Process Improvement: When policies and procedures are reviewed and employees, customers, and quality data is considered in the review, it can serve as a great template for improving what is done and can help to improve current processes.]
Other Things to Remember:
-Policies and procedures need to be reviewed and updated at least annually to make improvements and keep them current. -Employees need initial training on procedures but should have continuous refreshers to inform them of changes in practice and to remind them of expectations for following procedures.
-Records should be kept in employee files to document training.
-Policies and procedures should be consistently reviewed for their effectiveness and to ensure that what is being done in practice is adding value. -Most procedures should have checklists that simplify the process and serve as a reminder for employees.
As organizations grow it is important to put those things in writing that the organization values and deems important.  Doing so in a detailed policy and procedure manual, that is shared with employees, can help to ensure that products and services maintain the high quality that customers expect.

 

 

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