Small & Mid-Size Business (SMB) Resilience
Emergency Response for SMB
While the probability is low, the impact can be devastating if you're not prepared. Just as insurance prepares you against financial
losses due to a catastrophe, recovery planning prepares you for loss of function due to a catastrophe. So... if you're not prepared,
what could you lose?
They happen, but probably not to you. One of our studies shows that chances are less than one in a hundred that any business entity will have a disaster in the course of a year. So why bother to protect yourself? Large businesses ask the same question – and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to be able to recover from an event that will probably not occur in a hundred years. Why do they bother?
It's not likely you'll experience a disaster.
It's the impact.
- What if you lost all of your data? What critical files could your business not live without?
- Could you put people back to work fast
enough if your regular offices were not available? What is "fast enough"?
- How many people can you do without for short periods of
time? For the rest – those that you absolutely need – can you re-equip them before you begin to lose customers?
- Can you re-establish
the computer power and telecommunications that your workers need before you lose customers, lose credibility, incur legal sanctions,
or jeopardize your profit margin?
These are questions answered and provided for in recovery plans for large corporations. Here's the good news: you don't have to pay
hundreds of thousands to answer those questions and protect your business. McWains Chelsea planning prepares small businesses against
functional losses for less than you may imagine. We have a turnkey approach
(PlanOne+) and less expensive planning schemes. Ask us
for more information.
We have found small businesses to be especially interested in emergency response to protect personnel and visiting clients and limit
liabilities. Loss of people and property could be catastrophic for a small to mid-size business. Customer service is crucial to every
business, particularly when service is personal and relationships can be lost when employee welfare is jeopardized. The specific hazards
that need to be addressed for a small or mid-size business are much the same as for large organizations, although responses to those
hazards will differ. See "Emergency Response
" for more information.