BCP tactics to keep your business running

It’s a fact of life. Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some key business continuity strategies that organizations across the globe rely on to keep their doors open.

Are You Happy?

"What 'We are in Good Shape' and 'We are Happy' really mean..."
How many times has a friend or your spouse asked, "How are you?" and your response was "I’m good"?  I would bet that this response is less than truthful.  What you are really saying is one of the following:

I'm tired and want to be left alone
I've had a great day but would rather discuss something else
I don't want to re-live all the bad stuff that happened today
Now is not the time to discuss how I'm feeling or I'm not comfortable being honest with you about how I'm feeling.

Can Your Business Survive A Disaster?

Most business owners don’t normally think they will be a victim of a natural disaster…not until an unforeseen crisis happens and their company ends up suffering from thousands or millions of dollars in economic and operational losses — all because of the lack of thoughtful disaster preparedness. This post gives small or mid-sized businesses (SMBs) […]

Snow Days?

Did Technology Kill the "Snow Day"?
If you are from the north please substitute "blizzard" for every time I say "snow" and we will all be on the same page.  Here in Nashville, TN, snow is considered the equivalent of kryptonite for cars and roadways (and technology).

It's funny how everyone clamors to be able to "work from home" and then when the snow day hits we are suddenly unable to work if we cannot get to the office.

Keep the lights on and your business running

When people think of the causes of downtime and the need for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), they tend to think big. Powerful storms, massive blizzards, fires and floods are usually what springs to mind when business continuity is mentioned. And while these disasters can disrupt your business, a small power outage can be just […]

Interruption insurance for businesses

While it is highly likely that you have an insurance policy that will cover your small or medium-sized business in the event of a disaster, chances are you don’t have business interruption insurance. The majority of smaller companies tend to overlook interruption policies, believing (or at least hoping) that regular insurance will be enough to […]

Scenarios that might require BCP action

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a valuable security blanket for countless companies across the nation. And while business owners hope they never have to invoke their continuity plan, it is important to understand which events might necessitate it coming into action. By understanding how certain disasters can impact your business, you’ll have a better […]

Storm warning: prepare staff and clients

As it is only a matter of time before the first winter storms hit in many places, you might want to consider taking a look at your company’s business continuity plan. Each year heavy snowfall and other weather-related incidents interrupt services and cost businesses money. One way to prevent this from happening is by communicating […]