Plan and Prepare seem to be the new catchphrase. The world has gone through a lot in the last few months. So it’s back to business as usual. Right? In many regards, the answer is a resounding yes! However, before we race into the future, let’s take a quick look at your business disaster planning. We are not going to provide you with a CDC style guide sheet. What we do want to do is remind business owners and their customers of the importance of Plan and Prepare.
Did the recent instability in the economy hit your business hard? Did you have sufficient supplies on hand to continue business as usual? How did your staff react? We could go on and on with what if’s. While you can’t plan for everything, there are some basic ideas that every business should consider. [tweet_box design=”default” float=”right” width=”40%”]Before we race into the future, let’s take a quick look at your business disaster planning.[/tweet_box]
What To Do?
As we mentioned, no checklists here. Just a gentle reminder that the world is complex. Things that happen a world away can be on your doorstep in short order. We just saw this proven out again. No matter whether the trigger is a virus, a banking collapse, war, or weather, we should all take simple steps to protect our business and ourselves. You need to plan and prepare for business disruption AND disruptions in personal life. There are many lists and suggestions out there and you really should educate yourself. In the meantime, here are 3 quick things you can do to start:
#1. Consider setting back 10% of the supplies you normally use to run your business for a rainy day. Those extra supplies could keep you in business for a while.
#2. Keep some petty cash on hand. Today most businesses rely on electronic banking and sales, have some cash in reserve in case the banks or the internet have issues.
#3. Follow #1 & #2 in your home life.
See, we told you it would be a simple list. Obviously, there is far more to plan and prepare for, so figure out what will work for you and get busy.
The Beacon Center Plans and Prepares For You
The Beacon Center has been hit by the unease like everyone else. Our business has taken a hit. However, we did plan and prepare, so we are here to help your business get back to work. Whether it is retraining, business planning or maybe even a baby shower (we were all told to stay home for a while), we are ready with venue space to accommodate your needs and help you get back to life and business.
We want to be a partner to your business. Deciding on a venue space is easier when you have one place that is the right size for many different events. To learn how we can help your business visit our facility by setting up a free tour and can read what others have to say here.