Bulletproof your business with a disaster recovery plan
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” I don’t know if Dwight D. Eisenhower said that when he was an acting general or as president. Doesn’t matter. In either role, he knew advance planning beat out advance worrying. Planning is productive; worrying is not. So, what’s your plan?
There are steps to take to disaster-proof your business. Do your employees know what to do in an emergency? Do you have duplicate business records? If your original important paperwork is lost (tax returns, inventory list), you’ll need duplicates to file an insurance claim and to get assistance from the Small Business Administration.
I’ve been partnering with the Small Business Development Center and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association on a series of workshops around the state to help small businesses get a continuity plan. We talk about how business interruption coverage works and developing a disaster recovery plan.
Here is a list of upcoming workshops for “Bulletproof Your Business: Neutralize Your Competition with a Business Continuity Plan and SMART Insurance”:
- Mon., June 24 Pensacola, Hilton Garden Inn, 9-11 a.m.
- Weds., June 26 Jacksonville, Latitude 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- Fri., June 28 Gainesville, Best Western, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
And, if you can’t attend, you can still get started on a plan. We have a free app:
http://www.iii.org/software/. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety also has an Open for Business toolkit to help protect property and plan for disaster recovery. Start now – planning is everything.