It’s no secret that the last few years have been difficult for businesses. Three years of a global pandemic followed by record inflation has pushed many businesses to the limit, and this has been made even more challenging by the looming fear of an upcoming recession.
So how do you ensure your business stays recession-proof and secures your future? Here are a few tips that can help you plan ahead.
Be forward thinking
One key learning that many businesses have taken away from the Covid-19 pandemic has been to always be thinking ahead. Even when things are going well, you need to be prepared for any future situation, so it’s worth considering all possible futures to start planning for how your business could face them.
Protect your assets
Ensuring you are completely financially covered as a business is essential to weathering any storm. Make sure your business is fully ensured for a range of potential disasters, from storms to long term closures. You’ll need to protect not only your assets but also your staff salaries and redundancy packages if needed.
Have a contingency plan in place
You may have been thinking about future plans, but do you have an actual plan in place? You need a written down strategy that you are prepared to put in place in the event of a disaster. When disaster strikes, it’s common for all ‘plans’ to go out of the window. That’s why by creating a comprehensive strategy you have clear steps to follow to ensure you’re protecting your business.
Know your rights as a business owner
With tens of thousands of small businesses operating around the US (and hundreds more launching daily), many small business owners aren’t fully aware of the rights and support they can receive as taxpayers from the federal government. By speaking to a small business advisor, you can find out what support you may be eligible for in the event of a disaster, from relief support grants to low interest loans.
By planning ahead and making preparations, you can help your business to stay alive and thrive, whatever the future looks like.
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