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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 provides solid information on how a business owner can prepare for deployment, keep the company going during his or her absences, and access government agencies that can help.
  • After Deployment - Getting Back to Business - Refer to this article for useful tips on resuming company operations after returning home. Topics include government and legislative support, organizational challenges and financial/legal guidelines.
  • When a Key Employee Joins the Service - This article focuses on an employer's "survival" strategy during the deployment of a key worker, as well as an owner's responsibilities under the law.




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