Many of us immediately think of our personal or family situation when we prepare for a disaster, but not the for emergency preparedness needed for our business. These same disasters affect business owners and can create even greater hurdles for entrepreneurial families to get back on their feet.

As we have been working through tax returns for clients this tax season, it’s alarming to see how many clients aren’t maintaining their checkbook properly, or not even having a separate checkbook at all for each of the companies they own and operate.

Having an Employee Handbook can make a huge difference in deterring a future lawsuit with employees. It can also help you tremendously in creating a more positive work atmosphere and increasing efficiencies. A properly drafted Handbook sets forth the guidelines, expectations and most importantly the policies of your business.