The LIRR Strike Scare: Prospering From Business Obstacles

Now that the Long Island Railroad strike has been averted, we can use our train commutes to reflect on how the scare may have been a wakeup call on for how easily our daily productivity routine can be disrupted. There are many minor and frequent adversities our businesses can face, and we grow confident in our ability to combat any when we soar over small speed bumps. But when the sudden, detrimental challenges corner a company into having to paralyze their productivity, we realize how prepared we need to be. But by then, it may be too late.

“Small business owners catering to commuters worry that a strike would bring their operations to a standstill.” – James T. Madore, Newsday, July 12th

Brash Concepts offers a comprehensive approach to connecting employers, employees and customers when distance or circumstance forces immobility and threatens business progression. By expanding the restrictions, abilities, and resources of your company, we ensure your survival through challenges your business may face. To your customers, being available to provide and maintain your service is vital, especially in the event they may be stressed facing their own economic or productivity issues. With our hybrid cloud business solution, you aren’t restricted to mass emails informing your frustrated customers of your inaccessible accounts, data, and desktop information. Combined with VoIP technology and cloud storage, we make your entire business – file server, desktop, and incoming calls – available to you outside the office. You will be able to offer your customers the assurance that their needs will be addressed in conditions that your competitors may be weakened by.

“[commuters are] a very big slice of Long Island’s economy because of the high incomes earned.” – Christopher Jones, research vice president of the Regional Plan Association

Bria, an app designed to free business possibility beyond office walls, allows employees to make and receive business calls on their cell phones. Their office line becomes mobile, and productivity moves with them. Bria uses software configured to work off a phone server, and Brash Concepts can provide your business with a domain compatible with apps like Bria.

“People are putting contingency plans into place, and it’s helped us – if you want to define a strike as helpful.” –Fred Grapstein, senior vice pres. at Hotel Penn (to

Preemptive measures to cement contingency in the wake of trials your business may confront has never been more valuable than in today’s fast-paced, machine-reliant, wavering industrial world. These thoughts should not trigger fear, just awareness, and far more importantly – inspiration. What needs to be considered is not only the risk of the issues that few can predict, but the opportunity that can arise from them. Don’t just protect; prosper.