In this episode, Lorie and I will be talking about how you can keep your business afloat, essentially disaster planning for business – even when it seems like it is dead in the water. We’ll also be talking about an interesting experience we had recently, and how we were able to keep our business going, despite being forced to “disconnect.”
Interested? Please tune in…
What’s In-Store for You
How’s your business doing?
Is it as healthy as it should be? Or are you finding it difficult to keep things afloat?
Let’s face it: Life and business, as we know them, are full of surprises. Unfortunately, not all surprises are as good as we want them to be. In fact, certain “surprises” may unnecessarily put your business at risk.
Sickness, accidents, sudden inaccessibility to vital details—these are just some examples of hurdles that may have a huge effect on the survival of your business. And if you don’t know how to handle them efficiently, chances are you may have a huge problem later on.
So, the question now is: Do You Have a Backup Plan?
Again, we need to remember that despite all the preparations we undertake for our business, there will always be surprises along the way. As it is, we need to make sure that we are able to strategize and prepare, so that things still run as smoothly as they should.
Remember: Regardless of how large or small your business is, having a backup plan or strategy is always good. This will protect you from any untoward incidents and surprises, ensuring that your business won’t get “dead in the water.”
So, how do we do this?
Firstly, you need to have a good line of communication with your clients and your team members (if any).
Talk to your team and give them specific tasks to do (especially in cases where you won’t be able to manage them for the meantime). Accordingly, you will also need to build a good relationship (and have a clear set of parameters) with clients, so that they’d understand if certain emergencies prevented you from delivering on your tasks.
Here’s another important note: Know your “minimum” tools. As what I have always been saying, we have a myriad of tools available to us. This is the technology age—and we need to take advantage of it.
So, for example: If your PC suddenly dies on you—what do you do next? Do you have a way of accessing your important files?
If you got sick and can’t get out of bed, do you know someone you can delegate tasks to?
Yes—these may seem simple, but I tell you—leaving these matters unheeded can leave you off-guard. In fact, they can negatively affect your business—big time.
Lorie and I talked more about this topic in this episode, and we’re inviting you to join.
Highlights and Takeaways Mentioned in this Episode:
- Strategies on how you can determine the tasks that you should be doing yourself and those which can be delegated (most especially in case of emergencies).
- Why businesses and entrepreneurs always need a backup plan—and how to implement them properly.
- Understand how technology plays a major role in formulating your backup plan.
- Ways to gain access over important business details, as well as how to determine the right people to share critical information to.
- Why it’s always good to have a system for your business.
- Why having the right preparation (and plan B) can help not only in your business, but in your personal life as well.
Links – Items Mentioned In This Podcast
In the Examination Room, we’ll be discussing this very interesting quote:
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much” – Jim Rohn
For me this quote is about controlling your own destiny…
We all have dreams and aspirations. As it is, we need to actually take the necessary steps to reach those goals. We cannot wait for other people to plan for us. Fortunately, we now have technology and many other tools to help us along the way.
In short: The ball stops in our court. It is now up to us to take action in order to make our dreams a reality.
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Ok, so now it’s our turn, do you have a plan B for your business? What steps will you take, in case certain unwanted surprises come along your way?
Please let us know by sharing your insights in the comments section below…