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Vegetables, Exercise, and Business Systems

When I was a kid, I instinctively knew I did not like vegetables. I didn’t even have to try some of them to know—like broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers. However, my mother wouldn’t let me leave the dinner table until they were gone. She always said, “Eat your vegetables. They will make you healthy.”

Business sytems are like vegetables

When I became a pot-bellied adult, I knew I didn’t like exercise because I tried it once. However, my doctor said, “You’re getting too fat. You need to exercise if you want to stay healthy.”

When I became a half-baked business owner, I read Michael Gerber’s book, E-Myth Revisited, and knew I needed better business systems. I was lazy at first, but couldn’t shake Michael’s persuasive argument for having a healthy company: “Let systems run the business and people run the systems,” he said.

Vegetables, exercise, and business systems are all things we know are good for us, even vital to our health—but oh, the torture!

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

How great would it be if you could just pay someone a few dollars to eat your vegetables, and YOU would become healthy? Or pay someone to go through a grueling exercise program for you, and YOU would become the physical specimen?

Sadly, this is not possible!

However, there is good news. While eating vegetables and doing exercise can’t be hired out, creating effective business systems and processes can—and at a very low cost!

The truth is that most system-building is pick-and-shovel work. You need to get some inspiration in The Zone to identify problems, set priorities, and hatch the big ideas, but YOU don’t have to do all the detail work yourself. You should lead the charge and provide oversight, but let lower-cost individuals hammer out those pesky details. Box Theory™ Software for small and midsize businesses makes this a snap.

Works Like a Charm!

The best solution I have found is to hire one or more college students—usually business majors—to work under my direction. Students are bright, eager to learn, and inexpensive. Of course, they must learn the underlying principles of system development, but that isn’t difficult.

I’ve employed dozens of college students over the years with great success. Some high-schoolers are also capable. Learning the Master Skill of system development can be an invaluable experience for these future business leaders!  Even secretaries or assistants with a little time on their hands can get involved.

Look, I’m amazed that they don’t teach high school kids all about managing money, one of life’s fundamental skills. I am also amazed that business schools don’t teach the art and science of system development; the principles are profound, and they govern all business activities.

In my humble opinion, every company should have someone focused on the vital task of creating and improving business systems and processes. It takes daily discipline and persistence, but WOW, the payoff is enormous!

This morning I did an hour of exercise and munched on a bowl of raw vegetables. There is no other way to be healthy. However, I’ll let one of my eager-beaver students—using Box Theory™ Software, of course—build the systems that will make my business shine! I recommend you do the same.

*****Special Alert: My Retirement is Your Gain*****

To give back to the entrepreneurial community, I HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE AWAY MY VALUABLE SYSTEMS-BUILDING SOFTWARE, ecOURSE, AND OTHER INFORMATION ABSOLUTELY FREE. By filling out the form on this page, you will go directly to a download page. This is not hype. There is no catch. You will receive a software product and a “college equivalent” eCourse on how to develop effective business systems and processes. Customers have been paying for this software and eCourse for fourteen years (see What Cutomers Are Saying).

I will show you how to eliminate business frustrations and make more money by creating remarkable systems and processes that boost customer loyalty, profitability and growth. The application of these strategies has proven to be of great worth for owners of many small and mid-size businesses. Put me to the test!

You will learn the following, and much more:

  • How to become a Systems Thinker and raise your business I.Q. by 80 points—OVERNIGHT.
  • What six elements are found in every great business system.
  • How you can remove waste and inefficiency, and build a results-driven organization.
  • Why good systems and processes are the essential ingredient to start, grow, fix or franchise (replicate) your business.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I will not be trying to sell you because you are getting everything for FREE, much more than I have described here. I won’t be contacting you; however, you can contact me for help with the software or your business at any time. Please browse around my website. If you have any questions, email me, Ron Carroll, at

I hope you enjoy and benefit from this FREE offer. It was a labor of love for me to develop. Becoming a Systems Thinker and using the Box Theory™ methodology will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

I’ll be cheering you on from my quiet fishing hole in the mountains of Utah.

I want to learn how to create remarkable business systems …

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It's time for me to focus on other things. Many hours and dollars have gone into my software and written materials over the last fourteen years. Now it's time to give back. This is not a gimmick. There is nothing to buy. I give it all to you for free. If you use the software and apply the principles, you can create a remarkable company. See Below. Have fun!

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Michael Gerber, "E-Myth"

Michael Gerber

"Organize around business functions, not people. Build systems within each business function. Let systems run the business and people run the systems. People come and go but the systems remain constant."

W. Edwards Deming, Total Quality Management

W. Edwards Deming

"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing. . . . 94% of all failure is a result of the system, not people."