Your business tip today comes from learning from someone else’s worst nightmare. It was a little after four yesterday afternoon I got a text from a good friend that said “Anchor Lumber is burning down at this very moment. Crazy!” Well I had to see for myself so I headed down there a couple times and sure enough the building was pouring out smoke so thick you couldn’t even see all the fire trucks. You could smell it from half a mile away. Five fire departments responded with over 10 trucks.
The scene this morning when I drove by didn’t look very promising. Still one fire truck on-site, some heavy equipment moving rubble, and restoration companies boarding up what is still standing. Thankfully nobody was hurt.
The interesting part of this is that I called another friend who used to work there and asked him what he thought about the workers not having a job anymore. His response shocked me. He stated quite confidently that he bets that they will all have paid vacation until something is figured out.
Regardless of whether he is right or not, think about that. Can you business survive a catastrophe like this? Do you workers have so much confidence in the business that they wouldn’t be worried? You need to plan for the worst.
Here are a short list of things you need to have contingency plans for and that I will once again be looking over in my business.
Illness and hospitalization
…and of course a ton more.
I don’t want to scare you but you will sleep better at night knowing you have a plan.
Profit 911 Business Consulting
Hope you had a great weekend. My crew spent 129 man hours on one of our events this weekend so we have been very busy. That being said, I was on-site for about 3 hours just to check in on this VIP wedding job. The rest of the weekend I spent with my wife and boys playing in the sprinkler and doing the household choirs. This is what I love about my business. I don’t have to be there. I chose to be there for the 3 hours because franklyit was a pretty cool setup with lots of toys.
As some of you know, I have been hosting some webinars lately to help you grow your business. One that I am currently doing and has received some amazing feedback is meant for photo booth business owners (but good for any business) is called “7 Ways to Double Your Photo Booth Business.”
I am getting a ton of emails thanking me for the awesome info. That’s great but here is the feedback I really want to hear… “Good Morning Justin! thank you so much for the webinar the other day! Great info that DOES work – I just sold a job on the payment plan idea you gave us (thank you!!)” -Kimber Becker from Fun Fab Photo Booths & DJs. She did this within days of getting the info.
Money likes speed. Implement quick and results will follow. Start you week off right and do something now.
Profit 911 Business Consulting
P.S. If you haven’t seen the webinar yet, I am hosting it a few more times. You can register for free at: http://profit911.biz/event-registration/
P.P.S. If you are really serious about kicking your business up a notch, then take my free online business health audit at:http://www.profit911.biz/checkup and I will personally help you one on one find your weak spots.
The lineup of speakers has just been officially announced. Check out an all new seminar on explosive business growth by Justin Miller at Mobile Beat Las Vegas on March.
Just confirmed today that Justin Miller will speak at the ARMDJs convention in Greeneville, Tennessee on June 24th. He will be presenting 6 Breakthrough Concepts.
“6 Breakthrough Concepts” Do you ever feel stuck but at the same time know you are on the verge of a major breakthrough? Justin Miller will present 6 breakthrough ideas in business that catapult sales and profits. Oftentimes the biggest problem in our business is the person in the mirror! Justin will explain how certain beliefs and commonly taught business principles actually hinder your success and how to get around these hidden roadblocks. If you are struggling to grow or simply have a desire for more, this presentation could be worth over $100,000+ to you easily.
Don’t miss this awesome event and great presentation. Additional information and passes are still available by visiting: www.armdjs.com
You can now hear Justin’s insight and advice in a more off-the-cuff manner on the Disc Jockey News Podcast. Justin and the other writers for DJN are now providing a podcast version of the most popular articles complete with some more behind-the-scenes style info. You can check it out on the Apple iTunes store and subscribe today for free by clicking here.
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