Steering Your Business Clear of Disaster

Small businesses fail all the time. But if you have the right tools in your toolbox, you’ll be ready for just about anything. There’s no way to guarantee that your business will be safe from disaster, but there are certain steps you can take to ensure that your business’s most critical systems are up and running quickly after a disaster strikes.

The very first step to take in protecting your business from any kind of disaster is to create an action plan in advance. First, you have to perform a business impact analysis (BIA). This will identify the risks associated with your business as well as the assets and data that are the most important for that business to have if it is to continue operating without a disruption. Once your BIA is finished, you should develop a disaster recovery and strategy plan. This isn’t a one-off project that sits in a desk drawer when its done; it’s a continually evolving starting point. You’ll also need a recovery service for your cloud-based data, and there are plenty available. Finally, when you think you’re done, you’ll have to test your action plan and ensure that it works!

Read the full article here: Five Top Tips to Protect Your Business from a Disaster