1.) what would happen to your business if you had to shut the doors for a couple of weeks, or longer, due to an emergency? do you have a plan in place? 2.) do you maintain enough of an operational reserve fund to cover any cash-flow crimp that might occur, especially if you are the primary person for everything other than the labor? due to an ongoing, out-of-state family emergency that has been extremely time consuming, tonight is maybe only the 2nd time i've posted to lawnsite in over 5 weeks. when i have time, i plan on writing a couple of articles related to this topic, but one thing i've learned is the lesson to not spread one's self too thin by controlling every aspect of a company (or more than 1 in my case). for solo ops, this is obviously hard to do, but probably more important than for larger ops who might be able to pull from within to cover the day-to-day. just thought i'd bring up a topic that i never fully considered.