Don’t wait for an emergency to get your business ready

Don’t wait for an emergency to get your business ready

Last week was Business Continuity Awareness Week. Did you take any steps to make sure your business is ready to get through an Emergency?

It’s not too late. Putting time into planning for emergencies makes good business sense — it helps keep staff safe and minimises downtimes. It’s also a legal responsibility.

Being prepared for an emergency or disaster can:

·         save lives and prevent harm

·         help businesses to continue trading through hardship

·         give staff and owners confidence

·         protect equipment and premises

·         quickly get businesses running again.

No one expects you to be able to plan for every kind of emergency. But depending on your industry, you should have a good idea of risks you face at work.

To get started or update your plans, check out the Business.govt.nz website and download Shut Happens, a great resource from Resilient Orgs with simple steps to help your business get through.

Protect your business with your Terms of Trade

As a consumer, when was the last time you read
the Terms of Trade on the back of an order form
or when you bought online? And turning that
around, as a business owner, how familiar are
you with your own Terms of Trade for the goods
or services you sell? When was the last time you
updated them?

Continue reading Protect your business with your Terms of Trade

Keeping Christmas Parties Under Control

‘Tis the season to be jolly, however sometimes ‘tis the season to turn a happy holiday into the nightmare before Christmas. Unwanted romantic attention at the Christmas party can be problematic and can lead to sexual harassment complaints creating a headache worse than a hangover for unsuspecting managers. Continue reading Keeping Christmas Parties Under Control