MILESTONE #7: Operational System
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
— A. A. Milne
These are the systems that take some time to set up in the beginning but make it possible to spend most of your time on the rest of the milestones and cannot be ignored.
Some examples of what needs to be organized are:
- File Server
- Employee Handbooks
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Office Setup & Supplies
- Printers/ Fax Machines/ Scanners
- Accounting Systems
Although investors may not ask directly about these milestones it will be evident as to whether you have the skills to execute and build a growing organization.