How To Disaster Proof Your Grass Cutting Business
If you're a grass cutting business owner, you need to know how to protect your business.
In reality, there's no fool-proof trick to avoid an accident. Bad weather, employees, etc. are all potential causes for damage to your business.
The good news is that there are strategies to help you keep your head above water. Knowing what to do in the event of a business disaster is vital for you because lawn care is providing a level of livelihood for you. No mowing = no money.
So lets look at what you can do right now to disaster proof you grass cutting business. Start with this checklist to help build your disaster plan:
1. You Need a Plan
Yet again, few grass cutting business owners have given thought as to what they might do in the event of some sort of disaster that can effect their business. So do what the successful owners do, get a plan. Your plan should take into account as many variables as you can imagine and the solutions.
2. Set Aside Emergency Cash
This is a financial tip even outside of business - keep at least 3 to 6 months of living expenses that you can use in case you run into trouble. That way, should something happen you'll have money available to pay your bills and for the most part, keep things flowing. This is especially important if you have employees.
3. Back Up Your Computer
Although it seldom happens today, there are still situations that arise that leave grass cutting business owners in trouble because they lose valuable data to a crash computer. Back up your files on a regular basis. Create a routine. Some go to great lengths as to take store their backups in another location - such as at their home and if they have one, their office away from home. Make certain that should something happen to your business, your backup files are safely stored.
4. Don't Forget About Physical Documents
Keep your papers and records safely stored as well. Never overlook the protection of tangible lawn care business records. You never know...you may need them.
5. Insurance Is a Must
Keep your grass cutting business insured. The bigger your lawn business grows, the harder it
will fall. Talk with your insurance agent on a regular basis to make certain that your coverage is up to date. That's particularly true with a home-based business. Also, make sure your equipment at home is covered as well. Keep in mind that the extra money for guaranteed replacement coverage may not be all that bad. After all, if anything happens, you can leave your own money in your pocket.
6. Luck Favors the Prepared
Most don't believe in luck but I figured this last tip is a good one. Be prepared. If you're caught off guard, disaster can be terrible. Even the slightest awareness that something can happen and being ready for it can greatly limit damage to your lawn business in the event of a disaster. Let everyone that needs to know, what your disaster-proof plan is. Make certain your employees know what to do when disaster strikes (ie they get into a car accident). When lawn care business customers know you're ready for anything, that will build trust for your business.
Here's to your lawn mowing business success!
Lawn care business expert, Daniel Pepper brings his own unique way of teaching others about the lucrative realm of starting and running a lawn business. He believes anyone can do it with the right advice.
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