Go Box Essential In Florida

Go Box Essential In Florida

 A “Go Box” contains copies of important documents, equipment, supplies essential for your business to continue to operate, and your insurance policies. Everything you need to run or restart your business. You need all that paperwork to keep your business going. 

Here in Florida, we have those things called Hurricanes once in a while. A hurricane can destroy your office and fling your paperwork to the four points of the compass. Make sure you have your important papers in an emergency box that you can take with you if told to evacuate.

Go Box Essential In Florida. Some Recommendations for Your “Go Box”

1. A copy of an emergency contact list of employees, and phone #s of key customers/clients..
2. Voice mail box # and remote password information and instructions so you can change messages and provide information to employees so they can call in for instructions.
3. Copy of insurance policies, agent contact information.

4. Copy of a list of emergency vendors (contractors, plumbers, electricians, restoration contractors, mold remediation, etc.) Make sure they are still in business in your area.
5. Several copies of your “Authorized Passage Under Emergency Conditions Memo or Letter for when one of your employees loses their letter or it is destroyed. This will give them the okay to enter the workplace or area if it is safe to do so.
6. Copy of Listing of your business vendors & suppliers essential for critical activities
7. Back-up files/tapes or server(s) of electronic data.
8. Copy of essential policies, emergency procedures, Business Continuity Plans

9. General Office supplies: pens, pencils, stapler, tape, paper, plus any special forms, etc.
10. Pictures of  business inside and out. This includes home-based businesses.

And there’s more:

Go Box Essential In Florida. Also you want to have the following documentation required  for an SBA disaster Loan or other type of assistance that might become available:

Corporations/Partnerships:  Copy of 3 years tax returns / 1 year personal tax returns on principles. Sole Proprietorship:  Copy of 3 years tax returns with Schedule C
Sole Proprietorship, Corporations and Partnerships all need the following for loans:
Copy of Current Profit & Loss Statement (within 90 days)
Copy of Listing of inventory
Copy of Schedule of Liability
Copy of Balance sheet (as recent as possible)
Copies of all your required licenses.

Now you know what a “Go Box” is- go get it done before the storms start coming in. Oh, and it’s not just important for Florida. We have severe weather everywhere in the country lately. So no matter where you are–you need a Go Box. And, you can do a Go Box for your personal papers too.
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Toni Weidman, GRI
Sailwinds Realty Trinity

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Go Box Essential In Florida

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.