Help and Hope for Boulder City Business Owners After a Natural Disaster | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City
Help and Hope for Boulder City Business Owners After a Natural Disaster | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City - SERVPRO OF HENDERSON/BOULDER CITY Blog
We know that moving your business from a disaster to reopening can be stressful and taxing (physically and emotionally). But our team has also worked with enough business owners in Boulder City and the surrounding areas to know that it’s possible.
So we’ve put together some of our best advice for businesses trying to thrive after a disaster.
Advice for Business Owners Dealing With a Natural Disaster
These tips can help you thrive after a natural disaster:
Have a plan in place before you need it. This step is key, and it’s something you need to do before you need a disaster plan. Think about how you can keep serving your customers if your business is damaged. For example, you may want to consider moving your business to a backup location, if that’s an option for you.
Be prepared to work closely with your insurer. Take plenty of pictures of the damage before you begin the cleanup process. If your insurance company asks for documents or information, provide it as quickly as possible so the process will keep moving.
Stay in touch with the people you depend on. Reach out to your suppliers, employees, customers and wider community. Social media and email marketing lists can make this step easier.
Prioritize your physician and mental health. Dealing with a disaster is stressful. You can help yourself deal with the stress by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep and talking with people you trust about how you’re feeling.
Be a resource for your valued employees. Your employees will also be impacted by your business being damaged. There are resources available to small business owners and their employees through organizations like the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Choose the right restoration partner. The restoration process is easier if you’re working with highly qualified people who use advanced technology to restore your business. Also, look for a partner who is available to answer your questions and responsive to your needs. Read reviews, talk with other business owners and check certifications to help you make a choice.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.