It can happen to any business. At any time. It will more than likely happen to your business at some point Something will go wrong. It could your servers crashing, or your power going out, or your dentist’s chair breaking. In any case, it pays (literally) to be prepared. Here are a few tips on how ready your business for whatever storm may come its way.
Keep a Key Under the Rug
Backup everything important, including customer lists, employee data, and vital equitment. Keep it someplace safe that is not your primary location. You may also want to take a look at backing up your data online for a reasonable subscription fee.
Make Sure Your Covered
If you don’t have insurance for your property, it would probably be a good idea to look into what policies would suit your business. Property insurance reimburses you for the cost of any damages to your equipment or buildings. You should also check out business interruption insurance, which will help you whether the storm if your business has to shut down temporarily due to unforeseen events.
Come up with a Plan B
What if one of your main vendors shuts down? Do you have a plan to keep your business up and running in that event? Look into to other possible places to get the supplies you need in case of a shortage. It’s also a good idea have all your employees emergency numbers so you can immediately inform them of any developments.
Have a Way to Reach Your Customers
If something happens that disrupts your business, and you have to cancel appointments, you should have a way to notify your customers. Using Setster, all you have to do is cancel a certain time slot, and Setster will automatically notify your customers by email, saving you time and stress, and keeping your customers informed.
Also check out sba.gov, as they have a few tools that may assist you in creating a disaster plan that is right for you.