FEMA administrator Craig Fugate has stated: "Putting a disaster plan in motion now will improve the likelihood that businesses...will not only survive and recover themselves, but also help their neighbors and communities recover more quickly."
FEMA and the Red Cross have joined forces to get the message out - be preemptive and develop a contingency plan before disaster strikes. At www.ready.gov/business are numerous tools and resources for small to mid-sized businesses to begin building or updating their disaster plan, including a Red Cross Ready Rating - free, interactive assessment tool. We went through the assessment ourselves, and while not all portions may apply to your business, they certainly help you to start thinking about your plan and the 'what-ifs.' The Sykora family businesses are ready - able to be up running seamlessly from multiple national locations. We'd like to help you get ready too, and invite you to review our services and visit our sister site: www.chicagobackups.com.