Winter Storm season and your business!
Winter is approaching here in Southern MD. Even though we are still in the high 80’s and Low 90’s right now, winter will be here before we know it. A winter storm can interrupt and even stop business operations completely. Preparing for winter storms is crucial to your business and your employees’ safety.
50% of business that suffer a loss may never recover. Could you imagine suffering a loss and then not being able to resume business? Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to disasters. Unlike large companies, small businesses have less capital and fewer personnel available to resume operations and recover losses. It is vital to the continuity of a small business to have a disaster plan in place and be prepared, as it can make the difference between staying open or shutting down.
The most important asset to any business is its people. Businesses cannot recover from a disaster without their people, and people cannot recover without a job to return to. In order for employees to be able to focus on their work after a disaster, they need to be personally prepared for emergencies.
Encourage your employees to:
- Sign up for local text alerts and warnings and download weather apps to their smartphone.
- Gather important documents and keep them in a safe place.
- Create an emergency supply kit.
- Develop a family emergency communication plan.
- Know the facts on how to prepare for a winter storm.
Working with SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill we can provide you a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business. Our ERP provides a plan that is accessible from anywhere you are and can be the difference between your business reopening or remaining closed.
Call us today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Profile- 301.753.8313!