Featured guest blog post by Sara Chaparro, ServiceMaster of Bethlehem
A disaster can happen at any time and affect your business operations. Do you know what to do if you experience an emergency and need to close?
According to a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), up to 40% of small businesses never reopen after a natural disaster strikes. Take steps now to prepare your business to reopen in the event a disaster strikes.
Create a Natural Disaster Plan
Include locations for evacuation, employee emergency contact information, and protection of vital business records. Print and complete the Emergency Contact Sheet from ServiceMaster of Bethlehem (Link: http://smofbethlehem.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Emergency-Contact-ListB.pdf)
Keep Lines of Communication Open
Stay in contact with customers and employees about what is happening with the business, and when you will re-open.
Check Your Insurance
Make sure you are covered for any type of natural disaster that could occur in your region.
Steps to Recovery
Develop a plan to recover after a disaster. Prepare now and list steps to rebuild before a disaster strikes.
Contact ServiceMaster of Bethlehem to secure a pre-loss plan for emergency response. Count on our experts to assist throughout the recovery process, and get your doors open. Call us today at 800-253-7366.