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Making Sure Your Business Can Recover From a Disaster | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

A woman dressed in a suit holding papers and talking on a cell phone next to a window of a business You can never plan too much for business recovery after a disaster, call us today for help!

Investing the time and money to start and maintain a business in Dutchess County is no easy feat, which you likely know all too well if you are a business owner. Unfortunately, natural disasters do not have the same respect for this work and can quickly derail any plans you had in place.

It is impossible to know when a natural disaster will strike or how damaging it will be, which is
why having a plan in place is key for mitigating the impact it has on your situation.

While every disaster will be unique in nature, there are many ways that a business owner can make sure the business is equipped to handle whatever Mother Nature throws its way. By making sure all of your bases are covered, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have prepared as much as possible to keep your business afloat.

### Properly Preparing Your Business to Recover From a Disaster

**Create a business continuity plan.** A business continuity plan will be your roadmap to recovery after any kind of disaster, as they often include contingencies for both natural occurrences and cyberattacks. The process of creating your business continuity plan will help you think through the likely threats your business could face in the future and how you will mitigate the damage any of these scenarios will cause. By having a plan in place, you will be much more prepared to pick up the pieces and work toward reopening if a disaster does occur.

**Understand who to get in touch with.** After a disaster, keeping in touch with key stakeholders is a must for proper recovery. Not only will you need to contact your insurance company and landlord (if you lease your commercial property), but you will also want to get in touch with key employees and vendors as well as your chosen commercial restoration company as soon as possible.

**Make sure your important data is secured.**

If you are still keeping important data in physical
storage, now is the time to figure out a better, safer solution for keeping up with documents.
Make sure you can store your business’ data securely, in a way that will not cause you to lose
important information should a natural disaster occur.

*If you need help preparing your business for a disaster, we are here for you. Contact us today for our second-to-none commercial restoration efforts and how SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County can help.*

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