And that's the inherent problem with natural disasters -- we don't see them coming the way we do a business turndown or recession. They're out there -- we all know that -- but it's also all too easy to avoid thinking about them.
So how about spending some time, early in May -- with the season's thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and etc. getting extra attention from both reasonable meteorologists and alarmist TV weatherpeople -- thinking about just what shape your business is in if hit by a calamity.
No better place to start than with some of bMighty's coverage of the subject, including:
Here's one I wrote a couple of months ago about the importance not only of planning for disaster recovery but also practicing your recovery plans.
Like I said at the outset, it shouldn't take a nearby or widely publicized natural (or, for that matter, man-made) disaster to spur us to think about our preparations and recovery plans, and to practice putting those plans into effect.
And it surely shouldn't take facing a fire or tornado or flood to make us think about what we should have been planning for and practicing for before the smoke or the winds or the water began to rise.