When entrepreneur gets sick

by Ashvini on November 29, 2013 · 4 comments

in Entrepreneurship

Recently I had to undergo an operation. It was sudden and I had no time to prepare for it. Fortunately it was a short operation.  The post operation pain was enormous though and it was impossible for me to work on my blog or any thing else.

Entrepreneurs do get sick and unlike a salaried person, entrepreneurs need to take care of business even when they are sick. It gets difficult when they are involved in a sudden emergency and they are unable to inform their customers and other business partners.

Fortunately I did a few right things that helped me tide over this trouble.

I got insured way early

It has been over four years I left my job. The first thing I did was to get an insurance from private medical insurer. That saved me around $500 for operating expenses. If you don’t have an employer to cover you , it is the first thing you need to do. Also the earlier you do it , it is better because you get unclaimed bonus and premiums are low.

I informed my friends/acquaintances on Facebook

A few of my Facebook friends are my customers too and it was easiest for me to inform them through Facebook. I got full support from them and I was able to recover without them facing any issues.

I stopped registration on my other website

As soon as I recovered a little bit, I put a notice on my WordPress website that I was out of action for sometime. I stopped the new registration because it was impossible for me to support any new customer.

I took help from family

My wife helped me a lot in my recovery while handling her office work and my post operation demands. I also called my mother to my home to help me recover.

I took plenty of rest and doctors advise

The objective was to get back  to work as early as possible and it was not easy. I took plenty of rest, stayed away from work and followed doctor’s advice seriously.

Entrepreneurs get into a lot of trouble when a sudden disaster strikes them. One needs to plan for such an eventuality in advance. Now that I am back to blogging, lets connect once again Smile

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