Let’s face it. Disasters happen. Bad weather happens. And unfortunately, they happen all too frequently and sometimes with devastating results. That is so evident in the week’s events and so heartbreaking to see. For business owners, speakers and coaches, the results can be even more detrimental. Not only are their homes and families at risk, but their businesses are at a greater risk as well. Are you prepared in the event your business is faced with an unexpected, potentially disastrous event? If not, you need to have a plan in place that will get you through it and keep your business running with little or no interruption.
A good disaster recovery plan is not just for the big, weather-related happenings. So many think a plan is just for the major events like tornados, hurricanes, and so forth. But actually, a disaster recovery plan should be in place for the day-to-day business activities. Consider this–What if you are a speaker and have a big event planned? Hundreds if not thousands are scheduled to attend. What if the week of the event, you lose power? Normally, when that happens, it’s back on again in just a short time. But what if this time, the power is out for not just a few hours, but days or weeks instead? Inconvenient, yes. Disaster, could be. Especially if all your work is on your computer and you have no way to access it. Okay, now you can panic. [Read more…]