Thoughts

Irene Teaches Business Basics

Be Prepared
This past weekend Hurricane Irene disturbed our house and our business. Personally, we were more prepared for our business then we were for our house. Our basement flooded and every flashlight had dead batteries. Business prep, however, we were fully armed.

Entrepreneurship is not a 9 to 5.
Anticipating power outages and not wanting to fall behind on our project schedule, we worked through the weekend around the clock until we permanently lost power. We’re customer-service oriented folk and that means doing whatever it takes to not let acts of nature interfere with our clients’ experience with us.

Weather the Storm
Our leaky basement walls had some sharp words flying at them, but having done all we could for our house and business, there was nothing to do but weather the storm when the worst hit. Storms are a repeating occurrence in the business life cycle and show up in different ways. Sometimes its the economy, sometimes it’s the time of year if you have a season business. But if you have a solid foundation and a plan you can refer back to, you can weather any storm that comes your way.