Hurricane season has officially begun, and forecasters are predicting a record-breaking year that will no doubt wreak havoc on some businesses — especially the unprepared ones.
So now’s a good time to revisit what your firm’s strategy in the event of a disaster. If you don’t have a disaster plan, there are plenty of places to go for help.
A simple Google search will reveal a slew of free disaster- and contingency-planning Web sites.
For small firms, the Small Business Administration has an entire section of its website dedicated to disaster assistance. In that section, the SBA offers this free guide filled with emergency tips on planning an evacuation route, creating supply kits, as well as array of resources to affected businesses bounce back from a disaster in the least amount of time possible.
Another key component of being prepared for an emergency: having all vital info backed up.
This site provides up-to-date info on the latest backup, storage and file-sharing technologies.
Finally, here’s more detailed info on what your firm can do to prepare for a disaster.