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[3 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 1,962 views]
Most Canadian small businesses ignore business continuity

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The majority of Canadian small business owners are unprepared to deal with common disruptions that can impact their ability to do business, according to the latest American Express Small Business Monitor. Almost half of small business owners are unfamiliar with the practice of business continuity planning.
The quarterly monitor demonstrates the importance of business continuity planning, as two out of every five respondents have already experienced a ‘significant’ disruption to their business. Nonetheless, small business owners find it difficult to address the threat: 80 percent of respondents said preparing for …

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[21 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | 1,658 views]
US gets new pandemic planning guide for small businesses

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US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano joined Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza Division Deputy Director Daniel Jernigan to announce a preparedness guide to assist small businesses in planning for the H1N1 flu.
“Small businesses play an essential role in our national effort to prepare for all disasters and emergencies—including the H1N1 flu,” said Secretary Napolitano. “This guide will help America’s small businesses maintain continuity of operations and resiliency as the fall flu season approaches.”
“Small Business owners should …

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[21 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | 2,276 views]
A Small-Business Guide to Disaster Recovery

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By JENNIFER WALZER
Published: September 9, 2009
Every business should have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Unfortunately, because the idea of developing one can seem time-consuming and tedious, many entrepreneurs choose to go without one. Although it’s always best to have a complete plan, it’s better to have a few crucial pieces than nothing at all. So even if you can’t do everything, do something.
That’s what Len Oppenheimer, chief executive of the Golden Box, a provider of custom packaging to companies in the tristate area around New York City, did …