Document What You Do
It’s not unusual for an organization to informally pass its processes and procedures from one worker to the next. And there are situations where only one person knows how to do a job. Both of these are examples of unprotected IP.
We help protect your IP by working with you to clarify and capture your processes and procedures. An added benefit of this work is that, as we dig into the details, we often discover ways of improving the processes and procedures. So in the end they're not only protected—they're actually better.
Capturing your processes and procedures in formal documentation does more than protect them.
- It also increases their usability by making them more easily accessible throughout the organization.
- Maybe best of all, it enhances their value as you identify ways of repackaging or repurposing them, perhaps even for sale.
Finally, solid documentation makes your business worth more when you sell, leverage, or franchise it. The more turnkey and scalable you can show the business to be, the greater the price you can get for it. Buyers want to see that critical processes and procedures are fully documented, so they can step right in without missing a beat.