A few weeks ago, we told you how to prepare your business for a natural disaster. If your business is hit, reopening your doors within days is critical to the short- and long-term survival of your business. But reopening quickly is not enough to ensure a sustained recovery.
Below are tips on how you can see customers sooner, even thrive in the wake of a disaster.
Make a Plan
Consider a recovery plan that incorporates an immediate solution followed by permanent rebuilding. Obviously, we’re partial to modular for its speed to delivery, flexible site placement and ease of expansion. Regardless of the building process you choose, laying down a recovery plan from the start will help avoid devastating delays down the road.
New permanent construction can take months, even years, and often requires a significant investment before you can resume operations. Temporary buildings can be delivered, configured and ready to use within days of a disaster, so you can see customers sooner and mitigate lost revenue.
Tragedy and opportunity can go hand in hand. As you rebuild your business, consider how a new building can help relaunch or reinvent your brand, improve day-to-day operations and grow with your business.
When it comes to post-disaster rebuilding, you don’t have to go it alone. Federal, state and non-profit agencies like FEMA and the American Red Cross are great resources that can help fund and plan your recovery. Partnering with a reputable builder can also help you navigate the ocean of opportunities and the pitfalls that may be ahead of you.
Stay the Course
We don’t have to tell you that tough times are ahead. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Businesses that rebuild quickly often find great success that goes well beyond simple recovery.
For more information on how your business can recover quickly and continue operations, view our disaster workplace contingency and rebuilding guide.