Disaster Recovery Plan for a Homebased Business

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Disaster Recovery Plan for a Homebased Business

  1. 1. Disaster Recovery Plan<br />As a home-based business have you prepared your disaster recovery plan?<br />Presented by:<br />
  2. 2. Are You Prepared?<br />January 29, 2011<br />2<br />Are You Prepared?<br />When starting a business we concentrate on how to grow our business but do we think about what would happen if a disaster struck our home-based business? Do we want to?<br />Are You Prepared?<br />We may not want to but it is something that we need to do.<br />Are You Prepared?<br />
  3. 3. January 29, 2011<br />3<br />Are You Prepared?<br />Accidental Deletion<br />43% of people lose irreplaceable files every year.<br />Drive Failure<br />Up to 13% of hard drives crash in their first year.<br />Have you thought about these scenarios?<br />Computer Virus<br />There are more than 1 million viruses in circulation right now.<br />Theft<br />Only 3 out of every 100 stolen laptops are ever recovered.<br />
  4. 4. What about natural disasters?<br />Thousands of home businesses are affected each year by:<br />January 29, 2011<br />Are You Prepared?<br />4<br />Floods<br />Fires<br />Tornados<br />
  5. 5. What is a disaster recovery plan?<br />January 29, 2011<br />Are You Prepared?<br />5<br />A detailed plan of what to do in the event of a disaster.<br />Has vital information pertaining to your business.<br />Helps you get your home business back up and operating as quickly as possible.<br />
  6. 6. Why a disaster recovery plan?<br />January 29, 2011<br />Are You Prepared?<br />6<br /><ul><li>To protect your business, as your business is your livelihood.
  7. 7. For those viruses or crashes that catch you by surprise.
  8. 8. In the event your home is damaged your ability to conduct business is also directly affected.
  9. 9. Helps you focus by providing the necessary steps to get your business back in business.</li></li></ul><li>What should a disaster recovery plan include?<br />January 29, 2011<br />7<br />Are You Prepared?<br />Administrative Information<br />Client List<br />Insurance Information<br />Banking Information<br /><ul><li>Company Name
  10. 10. Address
  11. 11. Email
  12. 12. Web Address
  13. 13. Business Number or SIN
  14. 14. Vital Passwords
  15. 15. Client Names
  16. 16. Contact Information
  17. 17. Name and Number of Insurance Company
  18. 18. Policy Number
  19. 19. Group Number
  20. 20. Name and Number of Bank
  21. 21. Safety Deposit Number and Key
  22. 22. PIN Numbers</li></ul>Continued on next slide<br />
  23. 23. January 29, 2011<br />8<br />Are You Prepared?<br />What should A Disaster Recovery Plan Include? continued<br />Equipment Inventory<br />Supply Inventory<br />Computer Backup<br />Software Inventory<br /><ul><li>Description
  24. 24. Serial Number
  25. 25. Year Purchased
  26. 26. Original Cost
  27. 27. Support Numbers
  28. 28. Photos
  29. 29. Complete List to Restock your Office
  30. 30. Supply Companies Name and Number
  31. 31. Backup of all Files
  32. 32. This will be discussed in the next slide
  33. 33. Version
  34. 34. Registration Number
  35. 35. Passwords</li></ul>A copy should be made of everything mentioned so far and kept outside of your home; either in a safety deposit box or the home of a family or friend.<br />
  36. 36. What about the backup of all yourcrucial information?<br />January 29, 2011<br />9<br />Are You Prepared?<br />Recordable Media<br />Copy all files onto CD/DVD/Tape.<br />This is an important step if your computer develops a virus or crashes, but not if your home is damaged, so it should not be your only form of backup.<br />External Hard Drive<br />Copy all data onto an external drive.<br />Another important step but it is not effective if your hard drive is stolen or destroyed.<br />Online Backup Service<br />Quick, easy data recovery that is completely secure. <br />Works with most already installed software.<br />Continuously backs up your data without slowing down your computer.<br />You need to research which company is best for you.<br />
  37. 37. What are other pieces of the plan?<br />January 29, 2011<br />10<br />Are You Prepared?<br />Temporary Office Location<br />Name of hotel or family member/friend that can provide computer access.<br />Backup Support for Running of Your Business<br />Name and contact information for your “buddy”. Include a procedure manual for him/her.<br />
  38. 38. Do you need business insurance for a home based business?<br />January 29, 2011<br />Are You Prepared?<br />11<br />39%of home-based businesses do not have proper insurance.<br />With some insurance companies, if they are not aware of a home-based business and something happens – your house insurance may become null and void.<br />You need to research the right insurance company for your needs. It is highly recommended that you include business insurance to cover emergency compensation, equipment and supplies to quickly get your business up and running.<br />
  39. 39. Some final thoughts<br />January 29, 2011<br />Are You Prepared?<br />12<br />If something happened today, would you be able to get your business back up and running quickly?<br />Do Not Let This Be You<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Would others know how to contact your clients if something happened to you?<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A Disaster Recovery Plan is essential for your home-based business. Start working on your plan today!<br />www.csoonline.com/article/204450/Business_Continuity_and_Disaster_Recovery_Planning_The_Basics<br />www.disasterrecoveryworld.com/<br />
  40. 40. Resources<br />January 29, 2011<br />13<br />Are You Prepared?<br />Offsite Backup<br />Carbonite<br />www.carbonite.com<br />Storage Pipe<br />www.storagepipe.com<br />Insurance<br />Government of Canada<br />www.canadabusiness.ca<br />Insurance Bureau of Canada<br />www.ibc.ca<br />Home-Based Businesses<br />Laurie Matechuk<br />laurie@govirtualsolutions.ca<br />Denise Jeffrey<br />denise@abouttimevacs.ca<br />Home Office Recovery Plan<br />Patty Gale & Diana Ennen<br />www.virtualwordpublising.com/home_office_recovery<br />
  41. 41. January 29, 2011<br />Are You Prepared?<br />14<br />Basic Bookkeeping<br />Data Base Management<br />Web Page Design<br />Box 492 <br />Alix, AB T0C 0B0<br />403.598.4701 <br />http:www.virtualnancysbusinesssupport.ca<br />nancy@virtualnancysbusinesssupport.ca<br />Blog<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter<br />FaceBook<br />Skype: virtualnancy2<br />Support Provided<br />Desktop Publishing<br />Strategic Support<br />Event Planning<br />Research<br />Marketing<br />

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