With Pope Benedict II’s announcement several months ago that he’s “retiring," it made me think about how much pressure that puts on the rest of his team to find a replacement, fill in obligations with a yet-to-be-named person, rewrite documents, update website bios, replace managers of twitter accounts, and iTunes’ channels. The Catholic Church had a lot to get done in a short period of time. In addition to those items, they had their regular graphics to keep updated or just create in the first place. Don’t let this happen to you and your company due to key staff changes. Make sure all profiles are current if they list staff members, images of your products, key staff members and other critical information such as email, web address, specific links to perhaps old pages, mailing address.
Some additional points to consider:
WHOA! Let's back up here. The list above is based on the assumption that you would, of course, have all of their logins SOMEWHERE, along with their super-secret questions and answers. Please tell me you have this information? If not, it may not be too late. Don't despair.
If you are in a company, own a company or in the top executive level in a company - no matter how small - here are a few items to have in place from the beginning:
I know for me, I have five people in place that can pull my business together. A bookkeeper that has all of my accounting information, passwords, bank access, a tax analyst that can clean up items and tie up my life on paper, and three people that can continue on with my accounts permanently or until a new supplier has been secured. I owe this to my clients. They trusted a small business person and need to know that there is a plan, "just in case."Article Comments [Post Your Comment]
How do you look in all online venues; not just your website but social media? Remember to review periodically. Make sure your connected accounts are current. Don't forget that your business face may need to be VERY different than your personal face ad profiles.Need help? Let us know.