How To Protect Your Business From Natural Disasters

In the past few years, it seems like the weather patterns have gotten more and more extreme. This summer alone, states all across the country have faced record-setting temperatures and near-disaster level droughts. Americans everywhere have had to learn the hard way how important it is to prepare and plan for serious natural disasters.
In recent memory, more than ten massive natural disasters come to mind. For example, in 2004, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and other areas of Louisiana, absolutely devastating homes, business and schools. Eight years later, the city is still struggling to rebuild and regain the thriving business and tourism sector that they once had.

Just this year, wildfires spread throughout Colorado, wiping out massive amounts of forest land. Homes and businesses had to be evacuated, leaving thousands of people without access to their residences and to their livelihoods.
In addition to those two natural disasters, many more have ravaged the United States and the entire world. These disasters can cause entire cities and states to shut down, interfering with everyday life. For a business owner, the damage incurred and downtime from business can lead to the end of the business that they have worked so hard to build and grow. How can a business owner safe guard their business and ensure that no matter what happens, their customers get the care they need and deserve?
Disaster Protection Solutions
An answering service and remote office location can be just what a business owner needs to keep their livelihood thriving even when the physical location of their company is compromised. A remote answering service can continue answering phone calls from your clients even when your office has lost power or no one is able to be in the office.
The disaster recovery service will help to continue on the day-to-day needs of the business so that customers are still receiving products that they’ve ordered, getting answers to their questions, or are able to find out if their doctor’s office is not open during the time after the disaster. Many of your clients or patients will have a large number of questions if they are located in your area and if you are not in the office to answer the phones, how can you give them the service they need?
Another way that a remote disaster recovery answering service will help your business is by backing up all of your important data and client information in their computer. Even if every computer in your network has been damaged in a storm or other disaster, you’ll still have the computer files that you need saved by your data recovery service. You can still ensure that all of your sensitive patient or client data is available to you when you need it most.
Another challenge for those who run a business with customers or clients all over the country is that your patrons may be expecting services or product deliveries because a natural disaster has not occurred in their area. If you are not able to give them the level of service they are used to, they may take their business elsewhere. No business owner can afford to lose any clients, especially during tight economic times.
Your payroll will also still be managed, as well as your accounting department, so that you don’t have to worry about a financial mess occurring because of the natural disaster. You don’t have to fear your bank account going negative or your employees not getting paid when you have a backup remote disaster recovery service.
Don’t risk the business you have worked so hard to build. Make sure that you enlist the services of a remote location to help you with data and disaster recovery if a natural disaster strikes.
Kurt Duncan is the Director of Operations of MedConnectUSA is a leading medical answering service and has been serving the healthcare industry since 1991.