Roger Beaudoin is the host of the Restaurant Rockstars podcast. He shared some of his “disaster” experiences with me (ironically all the potential events I take my clients thru on brainstorming). As you continue to read, you will learn that he went thru floods, snow storms, technology failures, and more. After our conversation, he wrote this message to his friends and audience on the important of planning.
When a major ice storm knocked out power for 3 critical weeks, my restaurant barely survived the loss of business. I’ve had my share of BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS and NATURAL DISASTERS..
Two weeks out from opening my very first restaurant, flood waters came right to the front door and stopped just short of the carpet.
Years later, our POS system crashed one busy night and sent my 300 seat place into complete chaos.
You can listen to the conversation on Episode 78 of his podcast Restaurant Rockstars!
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These were relatively minor occurrences, but when a major ice storm knocked out power for 3 critical weeks, my restaurant barely survived the loss of business.
The point is, unless you can see around corners, you never know what minor and major risks are ready to happen when you least expect that can harm your operation – maybe even force you to close your doors.
You would not believe the statistics of how many small businesses actually fail and never re-open following a major business disturbance. That’s why you need a solid plan to prepare for the unexpected, no matter what that could be. Roger
Why am I sharing this? Because I am moved by the fact that he saw the importance of the topic and went above and beyond to share it with the world. I am humbled!
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