#116 Are You Prepared In a Crisis? The Importance of a Business Continuity Plan

It’s never pleasant to think about, but sh*t happens. We can’t control what happens to us, but we can take steps to prepare. If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s always essential to think about what can happen if things go wrong in order to make sure your business not only survives, but also continues to thrive.  And given what’s currently going on in the world, this type of thing is even more urgent to consider.  No one’s business is business as usual and if you are an entrepreneur or business owner, on top of needing to continue to sell (which I will be talking about next week), there’s also the very practical side of the importance of having a business continuity plan.  You can’t always see it coming - but your business should have systems in place that can help prevent, or at the very least mitigate, your risk and liability in case something does go wrong–whether it’s a natural disaster or a personal emergency.  This is one of those conversations that is highly relevant right now, but something that many business owners don’t address until there’s an issue, which is why I asked business attorney, consultant, and coach Nico Becerra to join me for this week’s episode. In Episode 116, we cover: How to Start Building a Basic Business Continuity Plan: What to do before and after a crisis hits Operational Mindset: Thinking ahead for the growth of your business Curating a Team of Advisors: Why it’s essential regardless of the size of your business Smart Event Planning: Knowing your liabilities and how to handle problems that may arise  Business Insurance: Why it’s a must for entrepreneurs a small-business owners  When Disaster Strikes: First steps to take, why you shouldn't beat yourself up about it, a more! *Please note: This episode is not meant to give you more anxiety. If you haven’t done these things, it is not too late to start doing them the right way. This isn’t not the time to beat yourself up - it’s the time to get set up the right way moving forward.  Want Your Question Answered? I want to make sure I support this Beyond Influential community in the best way I know how which is giving you the resources and information that you need to build a strong brand that can help you navigate whatever is coming next and no matter what else is going on in the world.  If there is a particular topic you’d like to hear about or a question around your brand or business,  don’t be afraid to ask. Click here to submit! Helpful Links: The Coronavirus Informational Email I sent from March 12, 2020 If you’re looking for community during this time, join the waitlist for the Beyond Influential Insiders Membership! Free New Business Checklist Beyond Influential #14 Nico Becerra on Why the Law Matters for Influencers, Creatives, Freelancers a Entrepreneurs Submit Your Questions For a Future Episode To connect with Nico: Website | LinkedIn | Email | Nico's blog post on Business Continuity Plans To connect with me, Brittany Krystle: Website | Instagram| Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook #beyondinfluentialpodcast

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