We’re continuing our series today on ways to make sure your business and family are protected if something happens to you.
Today we’re going to focus on people that have a really small business – usually just a couple of tutor students and no employees. So how do you get prepared to not be able to conduct your business for a couple of weeks. This could be because of an illness or a family emergency of some kind.
The good thing about this situation is it happens for a limited time. One thing you should make sure you have is a list of your clients and their contact information. I’ve found one of the easiest ways to do this is to create a word document and then to email it to my gmail account. That way I have access to it anywhere I have internet access.
You also want to make sure you have a trusted friend or an associate. Speak to them and make sure they’ll be willing to help you. Provide them with a copy of your client list.
When something goes wrong you or your friend need to call everyone on the list. Explain to them what the situation is and you will need to reschedule their visits. Let them know when you will resume their tutoring and let them know if anything changes you will be contacting them.
You will want to make sure when you’re signing the client up you explain about unforeseen circumstances.
Enjoy your weekend.