Is your work family ready for a disaster?
Businesses should take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. Recent events in Texas show us the importance of preparing for as many contingencies as possible. From terrorist attacks to natural disasters anything could happen to disrupt your business. Despite a national campaign of activities, resources and information each year less than ½ of all households surveyed could boast a plan of action already in place. 52% of businesses say it would take them 3 months to recover from a substantial loss. But 75% of them do not have a plan in place to minimize that time or even know where they would begin to recover. Of business polled, if a disaster were to occur, 44 percent of small business owners say they don’t have access to generators — and 66 percent don’t even have business interruption insurance.
The numbers are staggering but they can be planned for and minimize the amount of disruption to your home or business. Are you ready? On the Home front, FEMA offers lots of information for adults, children and teachers to help them assist in educating and formulating a plan for themselves and those in their care at: http://www.ready.gov. This site offers everything from checklists to coloring pages as well as information on how best to plan for those with special needs.
For business owners, SERVPRO of West Forsyth wants to ask Is your business ready? 50% of the businesses that suffer a disaster that causes a disruption in transactions never reopen, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that do survive an overwhelming majority had a preparedness plan in place. A disaster recovery plan is a detailed, step-by-step course of action for getting a business back on its feet quickly following either a natural or manmade disaster. Where are your documents? How recently was your information backed up, or updated and how do you gain access to it? Can you reach your team members? Answering questions like these ahead of time could be the difference between getting up and running quickly and smoothly or perhaps not at all. Get started; http://www.ready.gov/business offers business specific planning and resources.
SERVPRO of West Forsyth County would like to help. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you’ll have an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key in minimizing how disasters can affect your business. Customize your ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency. Our Emergency Ready app is available as a free download at: http://www.SERVPRO.com/disaster-recovery
Our location off Stratford Road and I-40, SERVPRO of West Forsyth County is strategically located to quickly respond to your call anywhere in the Winston Salem area. Call us directly at 336-946-1131