Information systems are essential to any home improvement contracting company. By implementing an information system, you will be able to tell how well your company is doing at any given time. Without an information system -- you are operating blind. Your website happens to be an essential piece in building a successful information system.
In this post we are going to talk about our favorite book that covers information systems and will provide a list of things any contractor should be tracking.
The E-Myth Revisited is one of our favorite books at Websites for Contractors. We believe it is a must read for any small business owner.
Originally published in 1986, this book explains why most businesses fail and you can avoid becoming a part of this statistic.
Our top three takeaways from this read:
According to the author, your business should not rely on people's skills. Instead it must rely on systems. There are three types of systems in your business:
Information is the glue that holds your systems strategy together. It tells you when and why you need to change. Without it you might as well put on a blindfold, have someone turn you around three times, and set out with a dart in your hand waiting on signal from heavens to throw it. Not a very promissing game.
Analytics will tell you your rate of conversion, what works and what doesn't. Tracking these statistics is essential and has to be done in 2022. Collecting data will enable you to control, develop, and improve your systems.
Information system should track at least following information when it comes to your digital assets:
Can you think of another essential metric that your business should track? 🤔
Your website, Google My Business, and social media are all a part of your information system.
Helping our customers with information systems is big part of what we do on month-to-month basis. At the very minimum, all of our customers receive monthly analytics reports covering a variety of data points.
Tracking data and acting based on the results is an essential part of success for any website. Let us talk about your information system strategy. 🤳 👇👇👇