Our thoughts and prayers go out to the folks in the south who suffered one of the biggest tornado outbreaks in history.
We wrote this portion of our newsletter yesterday.
As I’m writing the newsletter this week we’re under threat for more severe weather. I thought it would be good to talk some today about some ways to protect your business during severe weather. A reminder if you have something you would like us to talk about please let us know.
May is my birthday. We’ll be celebrating our birthday all month long by giving you some special things if you purchase our tutoring business program. Â Please remember we DO NOT discount our prices, we DO give you extra stuff. If you purchase the tutoring program – every time we offer a bonus you’ll get it. No matter if it’s been a month since you’ve purchased from us or a year since you’ve purchased the digital version. Some things we’re working on –
This summer – an enhanced digital and physical guide.
Tools to help you build your business
Expanding your tutoring business (going from one person to several)
—>> Advice – Getting prepared for severe weather
The first thing you’ll want to make sure that you have a weather radio. You can check out the one we have here –
You can also find them at Wal-Mart, Target etc. and most electronic stores.
You want to make sure that whatever weather radio you choose it has AC (you can plug it in) and it has battery backup, in case there is a power failure. The one thing I like about the Midland is it allows you to choose which warnings you want to be aware of.
You’ll want to make sure when you set it up you’re able to hear it and that you have it turned on. Â What I do as well is whenever we change batteries in the smoke detector (usually when we Spring forward or Fall back) we also change the batteries in the weather radio.
Protecting your business –
One thing we do is keep all the important documents that we use daily on a small flash drive. We use a Voyager. We also are shifting our email online so that we can access from any computer and not just the one we have Outlook on. We use Gmail mostly. Think of things that you absolutely have to have to run your business. This will be the list of things you’ll want to make sure you have back ups for.
Protecting your clients –
Be aware of the weather where you live. Make sure to watch the weather especially during the months you normally have severe weather. Â Reschedule appointments if the weather looks like it will be rough.
Make a Plan – if a tornado warning happens during a tutor session you’ll want to have a plan of exactly what you want to do. Every home is different. I’ve been teaching our daughter the DUCK method since she could say duck.
D – downstairs, preferably the basement. Go to an interior room with the most walls between you and the outside of your home.
U – under something. Like a sturdy table or under a staircase.
C- cover yourself with thick blankets, pillows etc.
K- keep away from windows and doors.
You should have contact info for the student’s parents (if they aren’t parked in your driveway). You’ll want to give them a call as soon as possible when the event is over and let them know everything is ok.
—>>Â Business Help – Â I know we mentioned last time that we would talk about Google Places. Before we do that we would like to know where you’re at online.
Do you have a website / facebook / twitter / blog / none of the above. Let us know just reply to this email, that way we’ll be able to know where to begin.
—>> Off the Hook
A nice weather radar (you can zoom it into your house) from the NOAA.
If you don’t have a website / facebook
A completely free webinar that talks about fan pages – how to set them up etc. Â Click Here
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