By Small Business Trends
Free Enterprise, a publication of
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2013) — There are so many things that can take down your business from an operational standpoint. From workplace illnesses such as the flu, to employment and management issues, the dangers are many. Here is a look at the threats and at some of the possible solutions too.
Cure your business
Sick and tired. A flu outbreak reported in the U.S. and leading to increased interest in the “flu shot” to ward off the ailment, may threaten more than just the health of its victims. Experts and business leaders say the outbreak can threaten business operations and more broadly, the economy. The flu can deprive companies large and small of needed workers critical for operations. NBC News
The best medicine. To combat the dangers the flu outbreak poses to your business, it’s important to develop strategies that allow you to adapt, explains Stephen Morris, online media coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Here are seven steps you can take immediately to lessen the danger to your day-to-day operations. It’s a bitter pill, but experts consider these steps the best medicine to keep your business healthy. SBA.gov.