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SOBS – Save or Be Sorry

The very first computer training class I took was for my little Macintosh  – using the BRAND NEW little discs and a wonderful program entitled SUPERPAINT.  I created so many fabulous products – like Christmas Cards, brochures, logos and such.  The very first day the instructor shouted out:  “ SOBS – Save or Be Sorry!”.    […]

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The 5 Most Common Excuses of Small Business Owners – Why they don’t have a Crisis Plan

The only sure-fire way to be ready for whatever is going to happen to us is to be prepared.   For most of us, the first time we go through a surprise and threatening situation is not our best try at it. It is because we are not prepared.    As a professional in this […]

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The Profile of a Crisis Management Leader – A BALANCE of Plans, Processes, and Posture

Emergency Managers love to quote Snoopy who said, "Five minutes before the party is not the time to learn to dance.”   They, of course, are referring to the Crisis Manager or Leader – who should be well prepared for the leadership moment as well as the sustained management of continued response, containment, control, and […]

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Preparedness for the Small Business

From time to time, I’m asked to talk to groups of business folks with small operations, family owned businesses, home-based operations, and owener operated enterprises.   Here is the substance of an hour’s talk: Think About It: There IS A 9 OUT OF 10 chance that your business will go out of business for good […]

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