Business preparedness tips you shouldn't live without

 

Business preparedness tips from SBA and FonalitySmall business owners, and all business owners for that matter, have so much on their plate when it comes to running a company. And when you put together the list of all those responsibilities, the main goal of each is to keep the doors open. But what do you do when those positive actions get wrecked? 

In a recent survey, we discovered that over half, 56% exactly, of respondents lost at least one day of work when the weather hit or the power went out. That's a lot of time, and a lot of money left in the dark. 

But there's a solution: a preparedness plan. This is not a plan you keep in the back of your pocket for a rainy day; what's the good in that? This plan should be shared with everyone in your company to ensure you're all on the same page. 

As part of National Preparedness Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration has put together a great list of business preparedness tips that help small business stay in business even during the worst storm. Not only do they cover tips on recovery insurance preparation and backup vendor agreements, they also point out the importance of communication with clients and employees. So what are you waiting for? Check out the article today!

Bonus:

Looking for even more information? SBA is hosting weekly webinars with Agility Recovery covering a new topic every Wednesday during September, including:

  • Recover from the Most Likely Disaster: Power Outage (September 16)
  • Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Prepare Your Employees (September 23)
  • If You Do Nothing Else this Year... (September 30)

Until then, how prepared would you say your business is? Do you have a work from home policy? Are your employees equipped with the right tools to get their job done from anywhere? (Fonality's employees are; I'm more than 300 miles away from my office right now...but since it's Texas that just means I'm a couple major cities away.) Take our quiz to find out!

Take the Fonality Business Preparedness quiz.

Tara Banda
About the author: Tara is a creative copywriter with nearly nine years of professional experience developing digital content, including web copy, social media, video, infographics, email, and more. Her experience has been split between agency life and corporate marketing, and she currently specializes in B2B marketing to SMBs. She still thanks the stars for finding a career relevant to her degree. When not writing, she can be found at home perfecting her dishes for the Master Chef audition she will one day enter.