Bulletproof Your Business – How to Make Sure Your Business Can Withstand Any Disaster
This is a workshop on how to plan for and respond to emergencies, so you can keep your business running when your competition may be out of commission. Businesses today are in the best position in history to survive outages, disasters, and attacks to their operations. And make no mistake — there are disasters to be had! In the last 5 years, we have seen fires and floods destroying thousands of homes, businesses, and buildings. Disasters are striking more frequently, and weather is not even the biggest threat! Having a business continuity plan can be a competitive advantage. If a disaster affects your area and you are prepared for the unexpected, your business will be able to sustain itself while others may not. Can your business stand up to fires, floods, hackers, and or angry employees? No matter the disaster, you will walk away from this workshop with a plan of action.
Speaker(s): Tim Singleton, Strive Technology Consulting
Co-Sponsor(s): City of Boulder
The Good News: The age of the Internet has given us the unprecedented ability to recover businesses operations after an emergency. The Bad News: Despite having access to these resources, few businesses are using them properly, if at all. 75% of small businesses don't have a business continuity plan, knowing full well it would take AT LEAST THREE MONTHS to recover from a disaster.* The Boulder SBDC is hosting a series of workshops on Business Continuity for Small Businesses. We are fortunate to have Tim Singleton, owner of Strive Technology Consulting, presenting our first workshop in an ongoing Business Continuity series for small businesses. Tim has worked in the computer and technology industry since 1999, doing everything from entry level help desk work to designing business networks and advising large IT organizations. He currently owns and operates Strive Technology Consulting, a managed IT services firm in Boulder that provides enterprise-class support and guidance to small businesses. In this workshop you will learn: 1) What types of disasters to plan for. Hint: it’s a lot more than just bad weather 2) How to know whether your backups are sufficient to get you back into business if you have to deal with a major data loss 3) How plan a rock-solid data security strategy for your business 4) How to get your business up and running fast after a disaster, and even how to keep it running during a disaster 5) How to keep hackers from stealing your data and wreaking havoc in your business You will also walk away with your own Small Business Continuity Checklist that you can implement at your own business right away, and have the opportunity to schedule a FREE consulting session for further support. The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado's institutions of higher education, and local development organizations.
Fee: No Cost