Preparing Your Business for Natural Disaster
The best time to respond to a disaster is before it
happens. A relatively small investment of time and money now may prevent
severe damage and disruption of life and business in the future. Every
area in the country is subject to some kind of disaster – flood,
hurricane, earthquake, ice storm, and landslide, to name a few. Even
man-made disasters – oil spill, civil unrest, fire, etc. –
can devastate the surrounding neighborhood and economy. Even though
an area has never been damaged before, there is no guarantee that
it will not happen tomorrow.
Ask yourself: what if the worst happened? How would
it affect my business and my family? Would we survive if the business
were closed down for weeks, months, or perhaps my entire revenue season?
What can I do to make sure we survive?
Be a little pessimistic now, and assume it CAN happen
to you. Develop a Disaster Plan for your home or business now so you
can rest a little more easily in the future. You should think about:
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