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Posted Wednesday 13th October 2010

The wintry weather that affected the UK at the start of year was some of the most intense since records began. You’ll remember the struggle getting into the office (which more often than not ended in failure), mass school closures and an almost entire shut down of the country’s transport infrastructure.

You will not be surprised to learn that meteorologists at Positive Weather Solutions are predicting similar conditions this winter…

UK Snow 2010

As a result, the Forum of Private Businesses (FPB) has urged small businesses, which were badly hit last time round, to establish contingency plans in advance.

During the height of January’s chaos, the FPB estimated the UK’s small business community was losing up to £230 million a day – a figure SME’s can ill afford to bear in the current economic climate.

Small business owners should draw up plans now for the following key areas:

Don’t let your competitors gain the upper hand in the event of the cold weather – prepare early or risk plunging your business into a ‘deep freeze’.

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