Disaster Can Strike Any Builder

says. “Without this data at hand, projects will experience greater delays and slower recoveries.”

Companies should use the 3-2-1 rule when it comes to protecting data.

“Maintain at least three copies of your data,” she says. “Use two different types of media. Keep at least one of the copies offsite or in the cloud.”

The best way to get started is to use a cloud-based data backup service to protect your critical data.

“There are many competing services out there, but it’s best to choose one that specializes in working with small businesses who don’t have their own IT support,” Miron says. “You can expect a higher level of personalized service with companies like this who offer US-based customer support and no long phone queues or tickets to open.”

Keep Up the Communication

IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WITH EMPLOYEES.

“Create an employee calling tree and know how to email and text each employee,” Carvajal says. “Consider using social media to communicate with employees and clients (e. g. Facebook, Twitter). Designate a telephone number where employees can leave messages. Provide contact cards to key employees. Two-way (FRS) radios may also be useful during periods of cellular coverage interruption.”

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