1. Small Business Owners Brace for Hurricane Isaac

    Small Business Owners Brace for Hurricane Isaac
    All entrepreneurs must have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan and a good insurance policy. Here's what you need to know. As tropical storm Isaac beats down on the Gulf Coast, businesses are on high alert, preparing to take the brunt of the storm. Many small businesses--but perhaps not enough--have already braced themselves for a worst-case scenario. The two most critical components of small business disaster survival, they've found, are a comprehensive backup of business data and systems, and an insurance policy that will allow them to rebuild if a business is decimated. Louisiana small businesses are making use of the newly-created Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center, which has a goal to create business stability during crises, and plan ahead. "The state government has done a good job making sure small business owners are better-prepared since Katrina," says Renee Amar, the state director for Louisiana for the National Federation ...
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    1. The state government has done a good job making sure small business owners are better-prepared since Katrina.
    2. Whenever large disasters, or newsworthy hurricanes like Katrina or major earthquakes hit, it serves as a wake-up notice for businesses of all size to address backup and disaster recovery processes.
    3. An ideal situation is if you run an accounting system in the cloud and disaster affects your primary location, you can continue to access this from any place.
    4. If Tampa were to disappear off the face of the earth, we could still be talking in St. Augustine, Florida.
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