Beginning the Road to Recovery After a Disaster Impacts Your Business | SERVPRO® of Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin
Beginning the Road to Recovery After a Disaster Impacts Your Business | SERVPRO® of Southeast Waukesha County/West Franklin - SERVPRO OF SE WAUKESHA COUNTY/WEST FRANKLIN Blog
When you are the owner of a business, you know how important it is to consider all possibilities when making a decision, but often, people tend to leave the possibility of a natural disaster out of their planning. Disasters are unpredictable and can strike anywhere—and for small businesses, they can be a devastating force that hinders their operations, even forcing permanent closures in some situations.
Planning ahead is key to mitigating this risk and ensuring you are able to quickly and fully recover from a disaster. Once you have your evacuation and safety plans in place for you and your employees, it is wise to begin thinking through what you would do in the aftermath so you can be truly ready for anything that might come your way.
Be Ready for Anything With Natural Disaster Planning for Your Business
See if you are able to file an insurance claim and contact your restoration company. Though commercial insurance can be useful for certain types of damage, there are often many things that are not covered. It is best to reach out to them immediately after you assess the damage to see what your next steps should be. From there, contact your restoration company so they can dispatch to you quickly and begin mitigating the damage right away.
Update your customers to the situation at hand. If you are temporarily closing or operating on limited hours, keeping your customers in the loop is a must so they know how to best support you. Social media makes this task a breeze, and also allows you to get creative with temporary promotions to generate revenue even during a closure.
Take advantage of financial resources you find. Recovering from a natural disaster is no small or inexpensive feat. The Small Business Administration has resources available including disaster loans to help you get ahead. These loans can cover a variety of expenses you may incur after a disaster and are often offered at extremely low interest rates to make repayment simple.
If your business has been damaged due to a disaster, we’re here to help. Contact us at any hour to report your damage or to learn more about our commercial restoration services.