If disaster strikes, will you be ready?
About a year ago, I was on my way to an appointment when I saw an enormous plume of dark black smoke rising into the sky directly in front of me. As I got closer, I found that all of the roads leading in that direction had been blocked off by the fire department.
As it turned out, a mattress factory - Foamco Industries - had caught on fire. Ultimately, their building burned right to the ground and it left me wondering: how many businesses could survive such a disaster?
The truth is that unless you have a written and implemented disaster plan, it’s unlikely that your business would survive.
Now, many of us ask ourselves: what’s the actual risk of a fire, or flood, or even a tornado? The fact is, such disasters are rare. Still, no business would operate without insurance against these events even though the likelihood of needing it is exceedingly small.
But those aren’t the only disasters that could cripple your business. Events like theft, vandalism, Ransomware, and power surges among many others are much more common and could ultimately do just as much damage to your business.
So let’s think the unthinkable. If a real disaster hit your business tomorrow, would you be ready for it?
It’s safe to say that, for most small-to-medium sized businesses, the answer would be: NO. And here’s the scary thing:
- 30% of all businesses that have a major disaster go out of business within a year.
- 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
- 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months.
But there’s some good news: Connectability can help you, and it won’t cost you a dime!
We’ve created a free Disaster Planning and Recovery template that you can use to build a plan for your business. And while we can’t offer advice on how to get your business operations running again, we can provide you with the know-how to make sure that all of your critical business data is safe and ready to go when you need it in an emergency.