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Four Must-Do Steps for Business Continuity & Disaster Planning

Even the best-run business with the most on-point management and top-notch employees can get sidelined by the unexpected. Power outages, natural disasters, supply chain hiccups, and the departure of key employees are all situations chance may throw at your company. That’s why business continuity and disaster planning is so important to businesses large and small.

Why Do I Need a Business Continuity Plan?

How many days can your business be closed and remain viable? Many business owners simply cannot afford a prolonged shutdown of operations. Unexpected events, such as severe weather events or supply chain disruptions, can cause businesses to be unable to fulfill their obligation to clients, resulting in a chain reaction of lost business and negative publicity.

Business continuity and disaster recovery plans help business owners deal with the unexpected, allowing them to quickly return to partial or full operation after an event.

Four Steps for Effective Business Continuity Planning

Business continuity and disaster recovery planning take time and great attention to detail. Here are four basic steps to creating an effective plan.

With good business continuity and disaster recovery planning, business owners can rest easier knowing that their companies can weather even the most adverse conditions and emerge on sound footing.

Datamark provides business continuity and disaster recovery planning services to businesses. Datamark’s BCP/DR plans help business clients quickly return to operation following failures resulting from inclement weather, IT problems, equipment malfunctions, and other disruptive events. Datamark has provided BCP/DR planning to the financial and banking, retail, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, and other industries, as well as to government entities. To learn more, call 1-800-477-1944.

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