Is Your Lower Shore Business Ready for Disaster? l SERVPRO of The Lower Shore
Business owners are planners. After all, it takes a lot of work to open your own company.
While you’ve probably taken the time to plan for future revenue, employee expansion, the next five years of growth, and now, a pandemic, it’s important to have another type of plan, too.
What is it? It’s a disaster plan. And it’s something that no one likes to think about, but every business owner needs. The reason for that is simple. We can’t predict a disaster. But they’re more common than most of us would like to believe.
Pandemics are rare, but damages due to water, fires and floods are more common. Experts estimate that most business owners will, at some point over the next 10 years, need to file a claim for some damage. (Water is the most common cause.)
So, do you have a business disaster plan in place? If not, here are some of the things that experts recommend you consider.
Building a Plan for Disasters
Here’s what you need to consider when you’re putting together a disaster plan:
Your unique risks. This may sound like an odd suggestion, but it matters. It’s not just the risks you think about. There are risks specific to your industry (like fires in restaurants) and natural disasters specific to your area (hurricanes on the coast or tornadoes in the Midwest and South). Do your research about what can impact your area. Then build your plan to take those into account.
Document your plan. This can be an involved step, depending on what you do at your business. You’ll want to consider ways to store information and data in a cloud-based system. If you can do your business remotely or from another location, you’ll want to include that information, too.
Educate your team. Make sure everyone you work with knows their part in the plan, so you can help ensure things move as smoothly as you can.
If your business is damaged during a disaster, we’re here. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our services and how we can help you