Starting and running a small business is no walk in the park. There is just so much that goes into launching and then growing a business, and there is so much that can go wrong too; so much that you need to account for. Of course, once you have become more established things tend to run a little smoother, but even when that happens you will almost always run into moments where you will need to take things up another notch, for good or bad.
As such, it is always worth thinking about things from a worst possible scenario point of view and considering what services you should have on speed dial should one of these scenarios come true.
The ability to upscale in a moment’s notice is something that should never be undervalued when it comes to business. You just never know what could happen. It could be that a product of yours suddenly explodes in popularity, or the Christmas rush was far more demanding than you could have ever predicted or you suddenly find yourself short of staff for whatever reason. Having a recruitment company or staffing agency on hand can be an absolute blessing in these times of need, especially if it is one you can trust. The last thing you want to do is miss out on all that extra revenue.
Ensuring your legal compliance is exactly as it should be and that you are protecting yourself, your company and your employees from the unexpected is such an important part of running a successful business. As Ellis Whittam will attest, you never know when an employment case may arise or when your health and safety procedures may come under threat, which is why it always better to be safe than sorry. The other thing having a legal team on speed dial can do is allow you to iron out any concerns or worries you may have and thus move your company forward in the best way possible, knowing you’re still operating within the law. You can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep when you are a business leader.
Businesses these days rely on the internet these days. Unfortunately, though, the internet can crash for any number of reasons and, when that happens, your business can really start to suffer as a result. Your website could go down, your top social media resources could be inaccessible, anything could disrupt your operation. That is where having an IT support team saved on your phone can be a huge help. They may not be able to fix the issue right away, but they should be able to provide you with an estimation of when things will be back to normal again, and that will allow you to notify your clients and customers without too much panic ensuing. You never know how much business you could miss out on as a result of your website going down, so make sure you have the right procedures in place to limit the damage to your bottom line. It could be an IT support team you have on speed dial, it could be your web hosting provider, it could just be a friend who is a whizz with all things computers; so long as you have some form of expert you’ll be okay.