I doubt it, or maybe that’s just a hope? But, running a business what should you do? Don’t overact, but you can’t do nothing…..

Suddenly you may have staff or freelance support unavailable, how would you cope? Instead of one or two being sick it could be more.

Three ideas to reduce risk in your business:

  1. File and data sharing – ensure people are saving/ storing their work in a common and accessible place (electronic or paper). Whether home based or office based.
  2. Hold more frequent team meetings, ensure everybody knows what each other is doing (from hot prospects that need calling to invoice chasing). Are there prospects n the pipeline that need calling, don’t lose sales for a sick sales person!
  3. Assess the specific risks for your business, involve your team in producing your contingency plan. Don’t make it a long and difficult review. What are the potential things that are high risk, put a plan in place to reduce the risk. Medium risk, start to think about, low risk – only if the action is really easy.

Good Business Practice

The good thing is that these are good business practice that will put you in a good place all year round, so don’t do them just because of Swine Flu.

Your actions

What are you going to do, what have you already done.

Written by Jon Baker The 5-50 Coach. I help professionals grow their firms from 5 to 50 employees, sustainably, profitably and still have fun. Have you got your "next step kitbag yet"? It's stuffed with guides, reports & templates helping you grow from 5 to 50 employees Click here for immediate access