Entrepreneurs and small businesses often don’t think about making plans to recover in case of a disaster.
The smallest business most likely has the fewest resources to fall back on in case of disaster. Small Businesses Need Disaster Recovery Plans.
Why does this happen?
- It isn’t on an entrepreneur’s radar. The challenge and hurdles of starting out are what drive small business owners, as a result the excitement that comes with getting a new client or releasing a new product are what motivates them. Therefore, things like disaster recovery plans are a little dull and aren’t part of the exciting day-to-day hustle of running a company.
- Planning tools can seem too complex. Ideas like “risk assessment” and “business impact analysis” can be intimidating. Many SMBs may just feel the whole area is overwhelming and leave it to another day.
- It is perceived to be unaffordable. Many owners may believe that putting disaster recovery plans into place involves a lot of additional spending on consultants, backup hardware and more software. That isn’t true. With cloud technology and the use of a managed service provider, disaster recovery doesn’t need to be an intimidating or expensive proposition.
To learn more, see our e-guide “Staying Alive: The Definitive Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses”.