Ever heard the adage, “Forewarned is forearmed”? It simply means that when you understand potential dangers, you have a distinct advantage in tackling them successfully over those who don’t.
That’s at the very heart of what we do at Asfalis Advisors. Our mission, every day, is to create individualized crisis management plans so that our client companies are forewarned and forearmed.
Those plans include a two-fold approach involving both crisis management and business continuity. When it comes to crisis management, we focus on protecting your reputation, keeping you profitable, and ensuring your ability to operate. No matter what gets thrown at you. Because when those things are compromised, you’re in a crisis. We know that what constitutes a crisis for the company down the street may not be a crisis for you. So the first step is identifying what that means to you. Then we’ll help you develop a crisis management team, clarify your goals and responses, and think through how you’ll engage vendors, supply chains, and even customers in managing crises.
The business continuity aspect of your plan kicks in after a crisis has happened. This is where the rubber meets the road. If your company doesn’t have its people, technology, data, products, or physical building…how will you continue to operate for a day? For a week? One month out? We’ll help you pinpoint the things you need in order to keep going with your business by asking questions like, “What’s the impact if you don’t have those crucial things? What supports them? What are your critical processes?” Every question, every strategy is focused around your ability to recover and endure—to create a new normal in which your company can thrive.
The bottom line is that when a crisis arises, your customers should never feel it. And that’s where Asfalis comes in.