Construction After Destruction: Re-building A Business


With the current bad weather on the east coast of America, it seems only right to address how businesses should react. Let’s face it: a snowstorm isn’t something companies face on a daily basis. And, it’s for that reason that a bit of ice-cold precipitation can stop a firm in its tracks. Plus, snow isn’t the only element to worry about because there are wind and water too. As an entrepreneur, you don’t want the inclement weather to harm your bottom line, which is why you need to fight back. 

Here’s how businesses can take on Mother Nature and win. 

Be Prepared 

Weather reports are notoriously hit and miss, but they publish security warnings for a reason. As soon as there is a chance of a flood, a snowstorm or a hurricane, you should be proactive and take action. It might be something as benign as fixing a slate in the roof to make sure the building is safe and secure. LJB Construction points out that one flaw in a roof can lead to massive problems in the long and short-term. Alternatively, you might ask the whole office to move sandbags in front of the building to stop the water. There are no stupid ideas when you are dealing with extreme conditions. 

Set Expectations 

There are two reasons to have guidelines in place: safety and lawsuits. First and foremost, the security of your employees is paramount. Asking them to come into the office during a storm is potentially dangerous and could put their well-being at risk. As a result, anyone that is impacted by the weather might file a suit against you and the firm. If this happens and you are liable, it could destroy the entire company. Although profits are important, they aren’t as significant as keeping both the employees and company healthy. 

Work From Home 

Fifth Harmony said it best when they sang “you don’t gotta go to work, work, work.” Of course, the lovely ladies weren’t talking about hurricanes and snowstorms in their hit single. Still, they were right and businesses can learn a lot from this pearl of wisdom. The weather means the office is empty, which implies no one is working. However, thanks to technology, you can ask them to complete tasks from the comfort of their living room. Not only does it keep productivity high, but it stops employees from getting hurt. Simply, it kills two birds with one stone. 

Backup 

Water damage is terrible because it destroys electrical items, the things on which modern companies rely. The same goes for a gale-force wind which blows off the top of the roof. There isn’t much you can do to stop Mother Nature, but you can take precautions to protect the business’s sensitive data. By backing up the info and storing it off-site, the company will be able to perform a factory reset and start from the last saved point. 

Horrible weather conditions have a way of putting people and companies at risk. The key is to be understanding, proactive, and to think of methods to sidestep the pitfalls.


I hope you enjoyed this article about how to rebuild a business that has been affected by inclement weather and protect existing businesses.

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