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4 Ways Businesses Can Weather Potential Disruptions

Baby New Year was just crawling into 2014 when Mother Nature decided to deliver the first, of what has turned out to be multiple, snow storms of the New Year. In the course of the next several weeks it seemed

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Prepare Your Business For Disaster – 6 Tips

The last week of August is an ominous one in the annals of hurricane history. Hurricane Andrew hit the Homestead area of Florida on August 24, 1992 while Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the Mississippi coast on August 29,

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Stop Being Complacent with Your Business’s Preparedness Plan

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a presentation to help businesses in the hospitality field create a business continuity plan. There was no cost to the attendees and a template, as well as additional supplemental information, was being provided

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The Lack of Buy-In for Small Business Disaster Recovery Planning

“It’s never going to happen to my business”, “It costs too much”, “I don’t have the time”. These are just but a few excuses that small business owners make on a daily basis when it comes to discussing creating a disaster

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for a Disaster or Disruption

When discussing a disaster or disruption many small businesses think in the scale of a hurricane, tornado, fire or flood. What’s usually not part of this discussion is that there are other events that could happen. From power outages to

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It’s Not If But When – Will Your Business Be Ready When Disaster Strikes?

With a little over a month removed from Superstorm Sandy striking the northeast, many small businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. Unfortunately some of these businesses will never reopen. According to the Office of Disaster Assistance

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Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses – The New Norm

Normal: Conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy many small business owners are dealing with a new reality, one that makes them wonder what the future holds for

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