How Your Small Business Can Survive A Personal Emergency

Would your business survive if you had a personal
emergency? I’m Denise O’Berry and you’re watching the
“Little Big Show.” Your place for bit size tips that can have
a big impact on your bottom line. It’s easy to ignore the idea of a personal
emergency or family disaster. We always think those things are going to
happen to other people, not us. But the reality is, it does happen to us and
it can impact your business in a big way if you’re not ready.
In April of this year, my husband was diagnosed with a life threatening illness.
That alone is enough to take the wind out of your sails.
Although he wasn’t an official part of my company, he was my biggest supporter.
My greatest advocate and an amazing sounding board.
Along with being my soul mate and the love of my life.
On July 30th he died and my life was forever changed.
My business could have gone down the tubes when he got ill if I didn’t have mechanisms
in place to make it work without my total attention.
Here are two key factors to sustaining your business during a personal emergency.
#1 Have your systems and processes defined and documented.
During times of stress, your brain won’t work the way you want it to.
Having things written down saves you from having to remember even the simplest detail.
Plus, it makes it way easier for someone else to step in and get things done.
Which brings me to #2. Delegate tasks to a team member or outsource
them to someone else. I would have been totally lost without my
assistant, Naomi, from Top Shelf VA Services. She carried the ball and made sure my weekly
shows were published and was available to help me with anything I needed help with.
She was a lifesaver. What would happen to your business if you
had a personal emergency that prevented you from carrying out your day-to-day activities?
Stop now and make sure you’re prepared. You can start by taking a quick minute to
get your free copy of my “Success Strategies Guide: 10 Keys to Success for Small Business
Owners.” It contains tips in it that will help you
have a sustainable business. You can get it for free at
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a new show. Thank you so much for watching today.
I’ll see you next week.

2 thoughts on “How Your Small Business Can Survive A Personal Emergency

  1. Would your business survive a personal emergency? In this intensely personal episode, I share how I am getting through the situation I am facing. Please take three quick minutes to watch.

  2. Denise, I'm touched by your very moving story. Thanks for sharing it and the lesson it provides as well. 🙂

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