Disaster Happens: Is Your Small Business Prepared?
Flu season and winter storms are here, which could mean a slowdown in employee productivity. This slowdown can lead to disaster if your small business doesn’t have a contingency plan in place.
While everyone thinks about creating a remote worker environment after a major disaster, it’s something that should be on the books and tested on a regular basis (every 6 months or so).
Cloud-based computing and telephone services make’s it pretty easy for any small business to get up and running quickly these days.
The first thing you want to do when creating a remote work environment is to move your computer systems out of your office and into the cloud. That single move alone will give you an extra level of security if you happen to lose access via your business computers.
If you have a phone system in your office it may also be time to look at moving that to the cloud (yes it’s possible and we can help). Having your phone lines in the cloud ensures business can continue to run smoothly.
While technology is a big part of your contingency planning, you also have to consider your suppliers and vendors. After all, what’s the value of a remote office without the means to keep your business going.
A contingency plan will win you the battle, but to win the war you need to test your remote plan on a regular basis. You should plan to your contingency plan to use every 6 months.
What’s more, employees need to be able to do the same tasks at home that they would usually do at work. That’s the hallmark of a good contingency plan. That way everyone will know what to do instead of blowing up the IT help line after the fact.
You can directly get in touch with virtual office space brokers or you can work with our team to create the best office plan for your business.
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