For Georgia business owners in the business formation stage, the summer can bring many unexpected aspects to small business ownership. There are many things that may not be considered during business formation, but could be necessary in the summer months. These are things that could be useful for continued success.
Seasonal workers can be employed by several types of Georgia businesses that may need extra help during the summer. Seasonal workers should be properly trained before they begin work. These types of employees may be more susceptible to injuries on the job because of a lack of training.
In Georgia, summer weather can mean thunder storms ad extreme heat. These could affect the cost of cooling a business in the heat of the summer. Bad weather could affect the amount of business that is received and excessive rains could cause damages to buildings.
It is always essential for a business owner to have adequate insurance coverage. The summer months can bring many unexpected incidents for small companies and it is best to be prepared. These incidents can include workers’ compensation, building damage or extreme weather problems, among other things.
In reality, no business owner can know what is going to happen any time of the year, yet alone during the summer. The important thing is that during the business formation phase, both insurance and all legal matters should be settled. During the summer months it may be useful to check with insurance companies and an attorney to be sure that any business is ready for the season.
Source: Fox Small Business Center, “3 Business Safety Tips for Summertime ,” Donna Fuscaldo, June 21, 2013