September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, a time for home-based and other small business opportunity, franchise and other business owners to focus on whether or not they are prepared to withstand an unforeseen event that could destroy their livelihood, such as a flood or hurricane. According to a study by Carbonite, Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, more than half of small businesses do not have a disaster plan in place to protect their business data.
But wait a minute. Research has shown time and again that business owners say their most valuable company asset is their data, so why are so many of them willing to take such a huge gamble by remaining unprepared?
The simple answer? Money and time. Business owners are afraid that adequately preparing for a disaster means spending too much of both.
But is that true? Not necessarily.
According to Carbonite, preparing for a disaster can be done both easily and affordably. All it takes is a little know-how and the assurance that the potential payoff is well worth the effort.
That's why Carbonite is offering a FREE webinar on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT) entitled, “Jumpstart Your Business’ Disaster Planning: Top 3 Elements of a Do-It-Yourself Program,” the details of which you can find below.
As for whether or not having a disaster plan will pay off, just consider this stunning fact from FEMA, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency:
As many as 40 to 60% of small businesses never re-open after a data disaster.
With stats like that, is NOT being prepared really an option?
Carbonite’s FREE “Jumpstart Your Business’ Disaster Planning” Seminar will cover these and other important topics:
• Common reasons why small business owners don’t adequately prepare for potential disaster
• The possible outcomes of NOT preparing for a disaster
• The three critical components that any disaster preparedness plan must include
• Key FREE steps small businesses can take to get a plan in place