Most people never hear a word about it, but September is National Preparedness Month. With the anniversary of 9/11 and disasters like Hurricane Florence, which is slamming the Carolinas at the time this article is being written, remind us that we are incredibly vulnerable to catastrophes no matter where we live. Remember that a bad day may not make the nightly news to change your business—and your employees’ lives—forever.
Emergencies are not always shootings or terrorist attacks. They can also be a gas leak, fire, or even a small flood. Developing a thoughtful emergency plan is the key to limiting damage to property and/or personal injury. For your family, it can be as simple as starting a conversation over dinner. For your business, plan a time or dedicated meeting to discuss what to do during specific emergencies. A little effort to talk about threats, consequences, and possible responses is all it takes to begin making an immediate difference that will impact your future.
Here’s a list of easy steps to get you started on the path to better personal/professional preparedness:
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