Table 87 is a hugely popular and very busy pizza parlor in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by entrepreneur Thomas Cucco, Table 87’s delicious coal-oven baked pizza pies, calzones and creative sandwiches are like a magnet for hungry locals and tourists from all over the world.
One day Thomas Cucco came to work and realized that his computer had crashed. All his bills, customer files, supplier contact information—all the data that the business runs on—was gone. But Cucco isn’t the type of person to let setbacks slow him down. Watch the quick video below to find out why Table 87 never has to worry about losing data again:
Make Sure the Plan is Written Down
Be sure the plan includes emergency contact information for your employees, vendors, etc. You’ll also need to have a copy of your plan in a safe location outside of your office or retail location for safe keeping.
Establish a Chain of Command
What if you are unreachable during the time of disaster? It is vital to select and train additional employees to perform emergency operations in their absence. Include this information in the written plan.
Back Up Your Data to the Cloud
Make sure you find a service that works automatically and continually in the background. Doing so can do more than save you money; it can literally save your business. Look for a service that transmits your protected files offsite to secure severs to ensure your files safe from computer crashes, theft, fire, spills, power spikes, power outages, physical accidents and just about anything else that might happen to your small business.
Watch more of Carbonite’s “Small Business Storytellers” videos.
Image: Video Still
Great article, clearly explains the need to back up and store your important data offsite. Too easy to get caught up in the day to day running of your business, and forget about these things. Won’t miss it until it’s gone. Thx!