Small business disaster recovery plans

Small business owners in Maryland may want to consider developing a disaster recovery plan in case of an emergency. For a small company, the loss of productivity that could result from a broken server, a severed relationship with a supplier or damaged physical property could be devastating. A disaster recovery plan should be created that addresses the potential for both digital and physical losses.

In most cases, much of the work that a small business does relies on technology and digital assets. The information that a company stores on one of its servers could be incredibly important to the way that the business is run. Therefore, a business owner should take vital steps to protect its servers. If preventative steps are taken, digital data recovery can be relatively simple and fast in the event that a server goes down.

Even in the digital age, a small business may rely heavily on physical property in order to keep things running smoothly. A disaster recovery plan should address the potential for losses of things like company vehicles, inventory and other items. Another important topic that the plan should address is the possibility of a disaster happening to another company that provides services to the small business. If a supplier or service provider ceases operations, this move could seriously impact a small business that relies on them.

A small business owner who has no disaster recovery plan or one that is incomplete may want to work with an attorney to develop a comprehensive one. An attorney can often help a small business owner to develop solutions for events that could prove disruptive.

Attorney Rebekah Damen Lusk

Attorney Rebekah LuskRebekah Damen Lusk is the Owner at Lusk Law, LLC. Rebekah brings personal experiences as a small business owner, real estate investor and landlord to the task of practicing law and working with clients. Her practice includes civil litigation, business, employment, landlord/tenant, real estate, family, equine and animal law. [ Attorney Bio ]

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