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How to protect your small business from disaster

June 19, 2017
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You run a successful small business, perhaps relying on a single local economy, or perhaps you're competing with the bigger players nationwide or even globally. Either way, you wear many hats. You're President, Owner, and CEO. You're in charge of Sales and Marketing. You're the webmaster. You're the Director of IT. You're a customer service rep. You're the entire HR department.

You're exhausted.

But it's all worth it, right? Being your own boss has it's advantages, sure.

How do you fix your company when disaster strikes? 

It's simple: by carefully planning for disaster. 

In 2016, 54% of companies report they have experienced downtime from a single event, lasting more than 8 hours. Downtime is a period of time during which a machine, especially a computer, is out of action or unavailable for use. In today's world, downtime can be more directly related to the amount of time your network is down.

Imagine running your business for 8 consecutive hours without the internet, phone systems, and transaction processing. You'd probably be sending people home and begin calculating how much money you're going to lose because of something that you just couldn't plan for.

But here's the thing. You CAN plan for events that cause downtime. Enterprises all over the world create what's called a Disaster Recovery Plan for just such an event.

Whether it's an honest-to-goodness disaster like an earthquake or hurricane, or it's a simple, but prolonged power outage, you can plan for it. You can even plan for a data breach, hardware failure, ransomware attack, or DDoS Attack

ColoCrossing is here to help you create your plan of attack and we're also ready to help you execute your plan in the event of a disaster. Get started by downloading our guide to creating a Disaster Recovery Plan below.

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Matt Zelasko
Matt Zelasko |  

Matthew is a big fan of time travel and he is presently visiting Buffalo, NY for a while. Winter is tough but the summertime is wonderful here. Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, and Social Media Marketing are his mainstays, but he's been known to craft a mean email and design the odd landing page.

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