3 tips on recognizing continuity of operations risks in your supply chain

Small businesses can prepare for natural disasters, manmade crises and other threats with business continuity planning, but there will always be one aspect op operations outside their realm of control - the supply chain.

Small businesses can prepare for natural disasters, manmade crises and other threats with business continuity planning, but there will always be one aspect op operations outside their realm of control – the supply chain.

Don’t overlook minor risks in business continuity

Don't overlook minor risks in business continuity.

Preparing for major disasters is common in business continuity planning, but it can be easy to overlook minor crises at the same time, opening your company up to risks all the same.

Natural disaster prep varies for small businesses

Natural disaster prep varies for small businesses

The right disaster plan is critical for successfully navigating stormy waters, and small businesses need a good strategy even more so than their larger counterparts.

Electrical problems require backup plans for your workers

Electric failures can force your company's backup plan into action.

Blown transformers can force your business to adopt a backup plan.

Business continuity plans must consider global repercussions

While continuity of operations planning often focuses on local risks, there is a global component that companies need to consider as well.

While continuity of operations planning often focuses on local risks, there is a global component that companies need to consider as well.

Disasters on the rise as preparedness falls

Despite a significant increase in the number of officially declared natural disasters, 90 percent of Americans remain unprepared for an evacuation or emergency.

Despite a significant increase in the number of officially declared natural disasters, 90 percent of Americans remain unprepared for an evacuation or emergency.

CDC: Americans should prepare for whooping cough outbreak or epidemic

Whooping cough can happen to infants, school children or adults.

The California Department of Health and CDC are warning Americans that there might be an increase of whooping cough cases this year.

Branch offices need their own continuity strategy

Branch offices need their own continuity strategy.

Business continuity efforts are a primary enterprise concern, but for companies with numerous branch offices, the needs of the overarching firm may not be the same at local offices.

Make sure your communications systems are prepared for a disaster

There are many factors that shape how a firm is able to prepare for, respond to and recover from these incidents, but one unifying piece to the puzzle that doesn't change between companies and industries is the need for solid communications.

There are many factors that shape how a firm is able to prepare for, respond to and recover from these incidents, but one unifying piece to the puzzle that doesn’t change between companies and industries is the need for solid communications.

Report: Majority of businesses experienced a data breach in 2013

Businesses fail to fully invest in cyber security.

More than three-quarters of businesses experienced a data breach in 2013, according to a study.

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