Disaster has struck. What now?
A natural disaster can affect your business in many ways. Your employees, customers, competitors, and local community may also have been significantly affected by the natural disaster. Assessing the impact a natural disaster has had on your business will help you put a plan in place so you can clean up efficiently and begin to rebuild your business.
Contact your employees. Make sure everyone is safe and then determine how many can report in for work. You can’t make a plan without knowing available manpower. While many may have to deal with their own family issues, ensure that you have productive tasks for all those who can help restore the business.
Contact your insurance company. Document all losses or damage and contact your insurance company – immediately. Your insurer will be able to guide you into filing a claim. Even though your insurance is there to protect you, it’s important to take damage control steps as well. For instance, you may need to a tarp a leaking, damaged roof to make sure additional water doesn’t ruin your office.
Identify critical business activities. If you can’t afford to shut down, determine whether you will need to shift operations to a temporary location nearby. Again, consult with your employees about this location and make sure they also can get there with relative ease. If your business can be maintained online, opt to have select employees work from home or from a coffee shop.
Save your data. Data is important to any business and losing it can add unnecessary headaches to an already unfortunate situation. If you don’t have access to cloud-based services like Dropbox or if you don’t use Google Drive, then ensuring that you protect your data is critical – especially any financial or customer data.
The good news is that insurance is there to help your business to recover. For the business insurance to protect your company from financial strain in the event of a disaster, visit the Glendale professionals, Young Insurance!