Entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially ones that are fairly new, often don’t think about making a disaster recovery plan. However, it is the smallest business that most likely has the fewest resources to fall back on in case of disaster.
Why Do SMBs Not Make A Disaster Recovery Plan?
- It isn’t on an entrepreneur’s radar – The challenge and hurdles of starting out are what drive small business owners. The excitement that comes with getting a new client or releasing a new product are what motivates them. To be honest, things like a disaster recovery plan are a little dull and aren’t part of the exciting day-to-day hustle of running a company. As a result, these issues get put on the back burner.
- Planning tools can seem too complex – Ideas like “risk assessment” and “business impact analysis” can be intimidating. Many SMBs may just feel the whole area is overwhelming and leave it to another day.
- It is perceived to not be affordable – Many owners may believe that putting a disaster recovery plan into place involves a lot of additional spending on consultants, backup hardware and more software. That isn’t true. With cloud technology and the use of a managed service provider, disaster recovery doesn’t need to be an intimidating or expensive proposition.
Do you see a pattern?
Most small business owners don’t take the initiative with a disaster recovery plan as they think they can do it at another time. But if you keep waiting, it may be too late. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. For more information on a disaster recovery plan, see our e-guide “Staying Alive: The Definitive Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses“.
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