Thursday, August 15, 2013

properly plan and prepare for disaster

Bullet proof Your Business
Why this work shop and why now?
Today all businesses are dependent on phones, computers and electronic systems to function properly. Too many of us take those systems for granted until something happens to disable them and our business stops in its tracks
Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their ventures successful, yet, many owners fail to properly plan and prepare for disaster situations. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25 percent of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. You can protect your business by identifying the risks associated with natural and man-made disasters, and by creating a plan for action should a disaster strike. By keeping those plans updated, you can help ensure the survival of your business
Identity theft: Florida ranks No. 1 in nation for ID theft
According to data from the Federal Trade Commission's 2012 Consumer Sentinel Network report, ( Florida ranks No. 1 for identity theft among the 50 states, with 361.3 complaints per 100,000 people.
That's 86 percent more than Georgia, which ranks a distant second. Also, nine of the top 10 metro areas for identity theft are in Florida
What can you do to protect yourself, your business and your customers?
Why is security so important?
How can all of this help your bottom line?
Learn the basics of how to protect yourself and your business
This workshop covers the steps that you can take to operate so that you can quickly recover and keep your business going when the systems that you depend on fail.
What should you be doing to protect your company and customer information?
What are the risks and what are the solutions?
Businesses can reduce their technology risks as they are associated to disaster recovery and planning:
Being able to work from anywhere in an effective manner
Protecting systems and data against hardware failure or other disasters
Recovering systems – both voice and data quickly after a disaster
How this will reduce the overall cost of daily operations
Crisis planning checklist