Natural disasters are real, and they attack when you think you have everything prepared. Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fires, sinkholes, and tidal waves are some of the natural disasters that you do not want to experience. For businesses, this is the worst nightmare.
One day, your business will experience the wrath of Mother Nature. It may wipe out your whole business operation or cause a temporary disruption. Before you go crazy with these thoughts, your business can survive a disaster if you do some preventive steps in advance.
Communicate with Your Employees and Customers
Your business can survive with or without a disaster if your customers know your location and how they can reach you. After experiencing a disaster, it is crucial to spread the word out. Make use of your social media accounts and website to post the contact information of your business and details for placing orders and deliveries.
Tell your employees their duties and responsibilities in case a disaster strike. Take into consideration the time they need to be with their families. Decide a method of communication and coordinate job assignments and schedules.
Use A Temporary Location to Transact Business
If it is impossible to continue the business operation after a disaster, do not let it lose you some profits. Scout for a backup site, wherein you can accommodate your customers, suppliers, business partners, equipment, etc.
If you must, split your business operation as you deal with the recovery period. Use a different room for your showroom and accepting visitors. Use another room or a nearby location for doing administrative tasks, inventory, accounting, and so on. Put a high priority in the most critical aspects of your business operation.
Protect Your Finances and Other Data
What is worse than a natural disaster? It is you not having a copy of your data particularly your financial information. While invoices, checks, record books, and other financial paperwork are important, you need to have a business record that you can access in case of a calamity.
Have a backup data and store them properly. One way to do this is to store them online. So, even if your business burns down, you can still have access to this important data.
Make sure to have cash on hand, which is enough to cover a few weeks of your business operation.
Your BOP insurance can help put your business back again. Make sure you have the necessary documents to show your insurance company. At Mauser & Tobin Co., Inc., we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (516) 747-0171. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.