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Staying Prepared For The Worst Helps Your Brand To Be At Its Best

In our last blog, we listed some of the summertime’s most common business emergencies. Give it a read for some great insight on how to prepare for power outages, keep cool when your air conditioning breaks down and fend off flooding. In today’s blog, we’ll continue with our theme of staying prepared for the worst. Doing so can help your brand to always be at its best!

Get set up for being short-staffed.

The summertime is synonymous with vacation season. In all likelihood, many of your employees will be taking time away from work to take trips with their friends and families. Is your business prepared to be short-staffed? Hopefully, you created a vacation schedule well in advance. By devising a clearly communicated and well-organized schedule, you will ensure that everyone on your team knows their responsibilities and shifts.

Make sure to cross-train your staff members so that they can cover multiple roles when certain team members are missing. As well, you may want to hire some temporary or seasonal workers to fill the gaps. “Take a look at the staffing numbers from the previous summer to get an idea of how many employees you needed at different times,” advises MGR Workforce, “Consider any special events or peak seasons that may require additional staff.”

Gear up for broken gadgets.

Ensuring that your office equipment is in tip-top shape is a year-round requirement. However, it’s important to note that the summer heat can wreak havoc on electronics. To avoid unexpected tech failures, ensure that your critical equipment is kept in well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces. Be sure to regularly back up important data so that nothing is lost in the event of equipment failure.

Do you have a robust IT support plan in place? It’s wise to educate your staff on basic troubleshooting so that they can handle minor issues quickly. “When designing your training, use subject matter experts (inside or outside of your organization) as they will be infinitely helpful when developing technical training,” advises Corey Bleich of EdgePoint Learning, “If delivering training in person, choose your trainers wisely and give them the training they need to support employees in the next steps of implementation.”

Prepare for supply chain disruptions.

During the summer, it’s common for there to be an increased demand of supplies, materials and inventory. The last thing you want is to be out of stock of a popular item and disappoint your customers. Be sure to maintain strong relationships with multiple suppliers. That way, you’ll have backup options.

Don’t forget to regularly monitor your inventory levels. Reorder critical items before they run out and keep your customers informed about any potential delays. Always offer alternatives when possible as opposed to simply stating that you’re out of any item.

Get in touch with Synergy Merchants.

For many years, our clients have used our merchant cash advance program to get through their emergency situations. To learn all about how we can help your business to stay prepared for worst-case scenarios, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-718-2026 or email us at You can also apply online for a free, no obligation quote!

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