Plan for the absolute worst!
When opening my business, I looked at the finances, supplies, décor, and community connections, but the only thing I did not spend enough time on was the WORST-CASE SCENARIO.
The one thing I wish I had prepared for was all the horrible things that happens while running a business such as:
- Unreliable employees
- Building malfunctions
- Crazy illogical customers
When planning a business, it’s easy to take note of all the wonderful things you will be doing as a business, but it is crucial that you understand that people are crazy. It may seem as if I’m being silly or facetious, but I am being serious. In order to run a successful business, you must plan for handling unfathomable situations.
What would you do if your loss power in your building? How would you handle a customer complaint? How do you handle lazy employees? Can you afford to fire them and pay more for reliable employees? How can you control how your business is perceived on social media?
I believe wonderful things will happen in your business, but in order to survive you must consider the contrary things that happens as well. Today, take time and plan for the worst so that life can huff and puff but will not blow your business down.
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