No small business can afford to lose key personnel. But when an owner or valued employee is a military reservist, this possibility is real and ongoing. Without a solid plan in place, sudden deployment can wreak havoc with operations, budgets, staff morale and much more.
The good news is entrepreneurs who find themselves facing these issues do have governmental and private sector support. The articles in this section provide a wealth of information about these resources, as well as guidelines on how to keep a business humming when Uncle Sam needs your help.
- You Own a Business and Duty Calls - This article helps business owners learn to prepare for deployment, keep the company going during absences and access agencies that can help.
- After Deployment - Getting Back to Business - Refer to this article for tips on resuming company operations after returning home. Topics include government support, new challenges and finance guidelines.
- When a Key Employee Joins the Service - This article focuses on an employer's "survival" strategy during the deployment of a key worker and an owner's responsibilities under the law.