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Beat the Odds of Survival: Risk Management for Small & Medium Enterprises

 

This week ClearRisk is proud to provide a guest post by Bert Fens of Forces Risk Management. Bert is a risk professional with 20+ years of international experience in risk management, holding several senior management positions. He is also a member of the Risk Management Consultants of Ontario (RMCO).

Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) can benefit considerably from a simple but effective risk management program.

Consider this: more than 2 out of 5 small business owners in Canada have experienced a significant disruption to their businesses; 80% of businesses affected by a major incident have to close within 18 months, yet 62% of business owners have placed business continuity planning low on their to-do-list and 18% of them admit that it is not even on their radar.

These numbers are a clear and very scary indicator that the odds of survival for companies that have been hit by a major loss are incredibly low.

When Buying Risk Software, Don't Just Ask 'How Much Does it Cost?'

“How much does it cost?” is one of the most common question buyers ask when looking for cloud-based software solutions. Price is definitely a major factor when purchasing, but there are many other important questions that can  get missed at the beginning of the buying process. Asking the following questions upfront can save buyers some big headaches down the road.

6 Ways to Manage Reputational Risk

Every organization, no matter the structure, nature of operations, or size, has reputational risk. All risks are significant in and of themselves, but resulting reputation damage can be even more catastrophic, as a reputation is one of a company’s biggest assets.

Sometimes all it takes is a rumour to make the public lose confidence in an organization, ending it quite quickly. As Warren Buffet said, “it takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it”.

8 Items to Include in Incident Reports

What happens when an incident occurs in your organization? Will all the relevant details be recorded, ensuring that you will have this information on hand when it’s needed in the future?

Whether reporting an employee or customer injury, a defective product, property damage, or any other type of incident, it is extremely important for an organization to be able to easily and efficiently create reports. We've discussed the benefits, but what should actually be included in these incident reports?

4 Reasons Why Every Business Should Draft Incident Reports

When something goes wrong in your organization, do you have a method to keep track of it? Will all the relevant details be recorded, ensuring that you are protected from legal liability?

Whether reporting an employee or customer injury, a defective product, property damage, or any other type of incident, it is extremely important for a business to be able to easily and efficiently create incident reports. For best results, draft a template and use it consistently so that all incidents will have the same level of data and detail.

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