The stormy winter has taken a toll on the bottom line of many small businesses.
A recent survey shows 25 per cent of Canadian firms and 34 per cent of American companies have been negatively affected financially. David Rumour of Sage North America says companies have to develop weather policies and procedures when storms hit.
He says it can be as simple as a communication plan for your employees which identifies who within the organization would step up in the case of a basic emergency.
Rumour adds with the technology tools available today, employees can still be productive on storm days by working from home with laptops and mobile phones.