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By Karen Simon, Island Organizers

Is your business ready for anything? What will you do if disaster strikes? Preparing for disasters such as fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis is the focus of September’s National Preparedness Month (NPM) campaign. To businesses, even theft and computer failure are just as devastating. What should you do to prepare your business before disaster happens?

Info & Data

The most precious part of any business is the information & data. Inventory, equipment, supplies & other hard assets can be replaced. What about the data? After a fire raged through one of my client’s homes, she was interviewed for a local newspaper & TV station. They asked, “What is the biggest loss your family will feel? ” Her answer was that her entire home-based business’ computer data was gone. She had no records of her customers’ contact information, invoicing & all business financial records – everything gone within minutes.

Back Up!

We all know that backups protect our data. But where are they kept? If your backup is in the same office or building as your computer, that won’t help if there's a fire, tsunami, or tornado.

How will you continue to do business if you can't access your computer? If you have offsite backup and an inventory of software, you could simply get another computer and restore your data from backup. You'll be back in operation within a few hours.

Vital Info

What information is vital to YOUR business to keep it running? If you’re like most businesses it's customers, employees & vendors, accounts receivables (who owes you), bank & insurance account info and numbers. Where is this info kept? Do you have inventory of it? What format is it stored in? paper? electronic? Is it easily accessible? Is it portable & duplicated elsewhere?

These are the questions you want to ask yourself during 2013’s National Preparedness Month. Get ready and be ready – prepare your business BEFORE disaster strikes. FEMA’s Ready Business website has extensive resources to get you started. Need more help? Ask Me How

National Preparedness Month 2012

On Sept 11, 2013 we held a tele seminar. Listen to this informative and vital session.

Contact Us:  808-943-2053 & 310-391-7392

 


 
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