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Small Business Planning Confidence On The Rise

Written by  Laurie Taylor-Hamm November 19, 2007

It is hard to imagine any business operating in today’s environment without some form of business continuity plan. Yet, in the small business environment of Central California, those with a plan are unique. Many business owners and/or managers accept the risk of running their organizations without a business continuity plan. This type of manager, who I refer to as “Slugger,” is comfortable knowing the computer back-ups – which may or may not be current – are on top of the CPU in their office. Their client and personnel files reside in a cabinet next to the computer. They see contingency planning as an activity reserved for pessimistic people and large corporations. My previous research was reported in the Spring 2002 edition of Disaster Recovery Journal. At the time, I was surprised to find that “Slugger” was confident his or her business would survive a disastrous occurrence without a business continuity plan. In

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