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3 Ways to Ensure Your Business is Ready for An Emergency

Although most business owners and managers think the chances of an “emergency” happening at their business is very slim, they fail to understand the point that although the chances may be slim….it’s being prepared that puts you ahead of the competition. An emergency could be as small as having your Twitter account hacked into to as large as experiencing a major natural disaster. So check out these three ways to ensure that your business is prepared for the worst:

Employee Safety

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There are so many businesses that unfortunately don’t take many human resource policies seriously which can result in some very major lawsuits. ALWAYS ensure that you are fully acknowledging ALL human resource policies such as ensuring workplace safety courses are done, having emergency exit routes posted throughout your business, and having an emergency first aid kit in the office.

NDAs & Confidentiality Agreements

This is another security and business safety aspect that we see so many businesses not taking seriously. You should have EVERY employee or contractor sign both an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and a Confidentiality Agreement. This ensures that if an ex-employee ever released confidential information about your business after they left your company, you would have legal power to take them to court.

Keep Backups of All Records

Some managers and business owners don’t even know what a hard drive is let alone what backing up is – but a hard drive is a small device that could potentially save your business in the event of a fire, flood, natural distaster of theft of information. A hard drive allows you to back up your entire computer (files, folders, emails, etc.) so that in the case your computer crashes, gets stolen or gets damaged beyond repair – you have a back-up of all your important information.

Hopefully these tips have helped you in better understanding and learning how to be prepared for an emergency. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @JenningsSmith

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