To run a successful business – whether it be service based online or selling products out of a brick and mortar – you need to have a series of systems in place. You need to deliver your products or services to your clients in some physical form, but you also need to manage your clients – keep track of them, take care of their projects or productions, manage your finances and so forth. All of these things are the “operation of your business.”

Think of your operations in your business altogether as a vehicle, let’s say a car. When you are first starting out, you get a practical car; something serviceable, but not too expensive. It can get you from point A to point B. When you bootstrap, it might even be held together with duct tape and a prayer. With all of these cobbled together programs, you have something that will help you deliver what you say you will to your clients. They will get awesome pictures – but they will come via your gmail account and possibly at midnight the day you promise them.

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