Part of owning a small business is you’re clocked in 24/7. This can be a problem if you’re ill or injured in the middle of a project. You can’t stop working due to a medical emergency.
Our dear friends at Clean Sweep Iowa City, for example, lost a third of their work force for six weeks when one of the owner-operators slipped on an icy sidewalk and broke his ankle. Because they’re lovely people, friends and family stepped in to help. That’s not an option for every business, however, nor is it a long-term solution. Good intentions are no substitute for know-how.
What makes Data and Lore, LLC work is specialized knowledge gathered over decades. This skill set is not something you can learn in a few weeks or even months. Furthermore, as we saw with the fellow at Clean Sweep, living healthy and maintaining good habits aren’t necessarily going to keep you out of the ER.
Fortunately, hospital rules have relaxed over the past several years in regard to electronic devices. That is, you can use your smart phone – equipped with email and Drive – while you lay on a gurney with an IV in your arm, felled by the season’s flu virus.
What a wonderful time to be alive, no? Your business won’t be leveled even if you are.