9 division of business

The Nine Divisions of Your Business

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It helps in business to think in simple terms.  The more complicated something is the less likely it is to work (or to be implemented).

It’s helped me to think about my business in terms of these nine divisions:

  1. Leadership
  2. Marketing
  3. Finance
  4. Production
  5. Human Resources
  6. Quality Control
  7. Sales
  8. Research and Development
  9. Legal

The key here is to understand that your business has every one of these divisions in it NOW.

The division might be very unorganised, or seem non-existent. That doesn’t mean it’s not there. It means you’ve maybe not put a lot of thought into it.


If you give each of these divisions a rating on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the greatest) in terms of efficacy, efficiency, and productiveness, it will tell you where to place your attention over the next 6 months.

I create my e-filing system based on these division names. Everything gets saved in the appropriate folder, and reverse date named.

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