Date: September 21, 2021
Is Climate Change Putting Your Business at Risk?
As you can see on virtually every news station – natural disasters are becoming more severe and happening more frequently. Did you know that 25% of businesses never reopen following a natural disaster (according to FEMA)? Even a short power outage can grind your business to a temporary halt. However, keeping proper business insurance coverage and having crisis management strategies in place will help your business weather any storm.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and other organizations offer an array of resources that can help you create a small business disaster plan so your company can recover. Be sure that you are leveraging the resources available to you so you don’t have to start from scratch.
Smart business owners have a plan for the unexpected, so should you. The types of disaster recovery plans we help our clients create range from what to do if a laptop goes down unexpectedly, to how to handle cyber attacks, and preparing for natural disasters.
Learn the specific types of hazards your business is likely to face and what to do during and immediately after these disasters. Every business is different, so it’s important to identify the critical functions of your business and assign each business function a priority. Whether you have 2 employees or 200 employees, being sure everyone knows where to go and what to do in an emergency can be the determining factor that keeps your business open while others come to a screeching halt.
If you’re unsure of what risks your business is exposed to or need help putting together a plan to identify and reduce risk – we’d be happy to help. Click here and let’s talk.