5 Numbers to Keep on Hand for Your Business
We recently talked about useful people to have in your phonebook for things in your personal life, but what about business? When it comes to running a business, you need to pay attention to everything. While it’s totally normal to want to save costs in some areas and fix things yourself, there are some areas that you simply cannot tend to. So, let’s take a look at some contacts you should consider having on hand if things go wrong with your business.
If you don’t have someone in-house that deals with your finances, then having whoever deals with them on speed-dial is never a bad idea. While it’s not necessary to have someone full-time working on these things, it’s important for you to be able to check in on your business’ finances whenever you need to. It’s also a good idea to have a bank contact ready in case there’s ever anything wrong with transferring funds.
No matter what kind of business you run, there’s a good chance you rely heavily on some sort of utility. Whether it’s gas, water or electric, it’s a good idea to make sure you have contacts quickly available in case something goes wrong. This is especially important because a failure or leak in any of these utilities could not only stop business operations, but it could be dangerous to you and your employees. Make sure you’ve got the number for emergency gas repairs, an electrician and a plumber just to be safe.
If your business uses technology, especially in an office type setting, then it’s always a good idea to have some sort of IT support number on hand. If one or more of your systems goes down, it could quite literally bring your business to a stand still. Not to mention the fact that sensitive data could be at risk! If you use a particular software, make sure you’ve got the number for the company ready to be dialled if needed.
While you might not be doing anything untowards that could land a lawsuit in your hands, legal issues can rise unexpectedly, so it’s always a good idea to have your dedicated business attorney’s number on hand. Not only can they help you if someone does take legal action against you, but you can quickly get in touch for advice when it comes to making certain decisions for your business.
Finally, you’re probably very diligent when it comes to making sure that you’ve ordered enough stock, but human error can happen, so it’s important to make sure you can quickly get in touch with your suppliers. After all, if you don’t have the product/produce to put on your shelves, your business will come to a halt. Even if only temporary, that’s something you want to avoid. Having that number also allows you to quickly negotiate new prices or faster delivery times, so make sure you’ve got their number stored somewhere safe.
Whether it’s in your phone, your work laptop, or even a rolodex, make sure you have these numbers on hand to keep your business afloat.