Planning for the train wreck before it happens

Step one after the fire is out or the flood waters have receded (or both) – if you haven’t already done so – is implementing your comeback plan. Notice that I said implementing the comeback plan, not making it. When times are hectic and the ceiling is dripping with smoky water, your mind isn’t going […]

Preparing for business disaster: Replacing You.

You may find it uncomfortable to think about this one, and you might even be lazy when it comes to implementing things related to it, but it’s important to do so. What steps have you taken to deal with something happening to you, or a key employee? Insurance companies have “Key man coverage” (and yes, […]

What’s your story regarding business fire or flood disasters?

People are coming out of the woodwork on this one, so I thought I should launch a formal request to contact me with your disaster story and the lessons learned. Feel free to use the contact page, or comment below. If you want to keep the details anonymous, please say so in your comment and […]

What can you learn from a business disaster?

Last week, while I was being a slacker (I was canoeing 50 miles or so around Hungry Horse Reservoir with the troop’s older guys), a friend’s restaurant was struck by lightning. His business wasn’t physically destroyed, but it did take a pretty serious punch from smoke and water damage. Amazingly, the water damage came from […]