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Disaster Recovery, Planning, and Management for Small Business

With less resources available than large corporations, small business is vulnerable to the impact of a natural or man-made disaster. Take the steps today to protect your small business from a major or minor disaster. Use the process of disaster management and business continuity to safe guard your business. Learn how to implement a disaster recovery plan.

5 Ways to Use the Cloud in Your Small Business
The Cloud helps small business owners to use technology to do more with less. Explore these five ways your small business can use cloud computing.

Disaster Recovery Decision Making for Small Business
Small business is ill equipped for disaster recovery following a major catastrophe. Learn the 9 factors you need to consider when deciding what direction to take your small business following a natural or man-made disaster.

Survive the Unthinkable Through Crisis Planning
About Management Guide F. John Reh outlines an important distinction between a crisis and disaster. "A crisis and a disaster are both bad for your business, but they are very different."

What is Business Continuity Planning?
From our About Small Business Canada Guide comes a full description of what is business continuity planning.

Disaster Survival Guide for Small Business
The South Florida Planning Council has put together a complete hurricane survival guide for small business. Topics include hurricane definitions, building a disaster plan, how to deal with evacuation, disaster recovery, and a sample disaster recovery plan (pdf file format.)

Business Continuity Resource Center for Small and Medium Sized Biz
Disaster Recovery Journal has a resourceful source of information for small and mid-sized business. Includes articles, chat, vendors, and sample disaster plans.

SCORE Business Advice
Disaster recovery will extend the limits of your small business. Enlist the support and help of SCORE. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business," is a non-profit volunteer small business counseling association. SCORE's 1,200 email counselors are ready to assist you.

IRS Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares their location to be a major disaster area. Businesses in a presidentially declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.

SBA Disaster Recovery Loans
The Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery site is a must visit for small business owners impacted by a disaster. The website includes how to apply for SBA Disaster Loan, assistance after a Declared Disaster, news releases, disaster fact sheets and updates, and questions concerning the servicing of your current SBA Disaster Loan.

Preparing Your Business For the Unthinkable
The American Red Cross Business and Industry Guide to "Preparing Your Business For the Unthinkable" covers what you can do, disaster recovery begins before a disaster, how to develop a plan, reduce potential damage and protect your employees and customers.

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