Preparing your business for an emergency

*Note to self* Useful tips 🙂

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As self-employed people, we don’t get sick leave. If we happen to be working on a project for a customer with whom we have a good relationship, it might perhaps be possible to negotiate a extension to the delivery deadline, but let’s face it: generally a bad cold or the flu won’t stop us working. Now this might not be sensible from a health perspective, but it’s what happens, in my experience at least.

But what if you are suddenly taken seriously ill?

Nobody wants to think about the possibility of becoming seriously ill but this year, in two separate incidents, a family member and a close friend of mine were both rushed into hospital and spent weeks (and in one case months) in intensive care. This naturally led me to consider the private and business implications of sudden serious illness.

In this post I’m not going to talk about…

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