In a 2012 survey by the Canadian Red Cross, 66% of Canadians said that there were no steps in place in the event of a disaster.
Disaster proofing a small business doesn't have to be expensive, but it does require business owners to get their employees to buy into the importance of emergency planning both at work and at home. Company owners and their workers can educate themselves on both how to prepare and what to do after a disaster by going online to the Red Cross website.
Today even small, local businesses can be surprisingly reliant on data and technology for everything from billing to fulfillment to regulatory compliance and customer relations. Because of that, any business continuity plan drawn up also has to include provisions to keep telephony and other communication lines open to employees, vendors and clients - as well as a way to ensure the company's data is protected even if its offices are damaged or inaccessible. Click here to receive your 'Business Continuity Tips"
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