This site The ProtectEr™ was created to assist and support my current and prospective small business clients overcome the challenges and business interruptions they face on a daily basis.
Though anyone can, and may use this site to gain insight into business continuity management, risk management, and over all disaster preparedness mitigation and response it is particularly geared to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses operating for less than fifteen years and with fewer than 25 employees.
If you would like other information about business continuity or disaster preparedness I would suggest you visit my other websites, Continuity Co., LLC and The Disaster Preparedness Blog, respectively. Though, you may feel free to contact me here if you do have questions.
One of the many reasons I have decided to create this site with its services and structure is due to the unprecedented headwinds and tough time’s small businesses and entrepreneurs face in today’s market place. Let’s face it, it is tough being a small business during good times and today small businesses face much more uncertainty and worry about a large number of different factors. From issues about funding, meeting payroll, new regulations impacting businesses, finding new clients, working with vendors and meeting stringent requirements.
All of these things are in addition to the other types of business disruptions that I work to mitigate everyday such as power outages, fires, floods, and the big ones like earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and the list goes on and on from there.
Big businesses face the same issues, but they also have teams people on their side working with them to lessen the impact of these issues. The small business owner is generally left to fend for themselves, yet they are the largest employer of United States workforce.
Now I am here to help those small businesses advert their risks, concerns and worries to build strong, growing businesses that will not fail. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA) only half of businesses survive five years, a third after ten years and only a quarter of businesses stay in business fifteen years or longer. Those are pretty dismal odds in good times.
The good news is, there is help, and there are ways to increase your odds by knowing what your risks are, and having plans and contingencies to deal with them.
This is where I come in. I have been working with businesses of various sizes since 1999 to help mitigate the risks businesses face. I’ve worked with large healthcare facilities, national retailers, manufacturers and research laboratories down to the single entrepreneur and small business.
Too be continued…