Handling Power Outages
Power outages (planned or unplanned) are becoming a regular occurrence, there are a number of ways to help reduce the negative impact to your business.
Have Plan B
While the cost of a generator can be high, depending on the size of your business, having the security of being able to keep your lights, appliances and computers on can be the difference of being closed for business or open.
Stock Up on Emergency Supplies
Just like you would at home, make sure you have plenty of flashlights, batteries, lanterns and headlamps. If you aren’t able to leave your business right away and still have to finish things before power is restored, you and your staff need to stay safe and the first thing is being able to see what you are doing.
If you don’t have a generator and know there will be a power outage, work right away to move out perishable foods that can spoil. Contact your local food bank and work with them to donate food, if possible. That way your supplies won’t be going to complete waste.
Back Up Your Files
Always be backing up your photos, files and anything that is at risk of getting lost due to a sudden outage.
Also make sure to back up your cellular devices.
POS and Credit Card Processing Protocol
Have a plan in place for when there is a potential outage. Restart you systems once a week.
Unplug your routers once a week.
To really reduce your outage interruptions, look into a POS system that can handle processing offline transactions even when the internet is down, like Focus.
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