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Ashley Goosman Interviewed in the Disaster Recovery Journal Career Spotlight

Honored by a DRJ career spotlight I was grateful to be the focus of the January 2020 Disaster Recovery Journal’s Career Spotlight. For those unfamiliar with the Disaster Recovery Journal, they are a premier business continuity publication worldwide. The DRJ Career Development Committee featured me because they support sharing the career paths of professionals in

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disaster resilience

What is Disaster Resilience?

What is resilience anyway? I describe the benefits of disaster resilience quite often to others in my line of work. Recently, I was in a meeting prepping someone for a workshop on resilience, and I learned that their perception of it is different from mine. It got me to thinking that it would be an

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Self-care

Self-care for Disaster Professionals

My self-care success in 2019 Self-care and self-help books, classes, and online gurus are everywhere. We all know the importance of fitness, eating right, and taking care of ourselves. I am guessing that, like me, you have tried and sometimes failed to maintain a healthy diet and workout routine. Sticking to a wellness plan can

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business disaster planning

Twelve Days of Disaster Planning

It’s my Christmas blog! Like the 12 Days of Christmas carol, I’m giving you a list of twelve things you can do to create a simple disaster plan. Take an hour for the next twelve days and review each section of the blog. Write down your answers, and you will have a basic business continuity

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Disaster relief

Top 3 Things I Am Thankful For That Combat Disasters

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect & be grateful This week, I am sharing the top three things I am thankful for that combat disasters. Many of us are focusing on the busy holiday season. There is a lot of preparation, visiting with friends, family, and gift-giving. As you enjoy the holidays, don’t forget to

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business disaster planning

Why Businesses Fail At Disaster Planning

A lack of disaster regulations for businesses Keeping pace with new regulations is challenging. Not having them can sometimes be worse. Unless you are familiar with disaster planning, it unlikely that you know what the laws are. Countries outside of the US have business disaster regulations in place. Today, the US does not. Regardless of

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business continuity

Don’t Let Your Business Be A Disaster Casualty

Is your business prepared or is it the next disaster? You’re a busy midsize or small business owner, maybe even a sole proprietor. Due to this, you wear multiple hats to keep your business running. It’s not unusual for you to work long hours, on weekends and holidays. For you, there’s never enough time in

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business continuity

Top 10 Scary Statistics for Small Business Disaster Planning

It’s Here…My Halloween Blog! It’s the Halloween blog. The reason why I love blogs with lists is that they somehow manage to identify all the awful, scary, and downright shocking facts about a topic! So, this is the perfect time of year to share statistics I discovered about business continuity planning and small businesses. The

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crisis management

Business Continuity vs. Crisis Management

Business Continuity and Crisis Management are often confused as the same thing Recently, I have run across an interesting problem. It’s something that came up recently, and I want to share it with you.  People around me are taking opposing views about whether business continuity and crisis management are the same things or not.  One

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disaster planning

Unplanned Disaster Events: Tornadoes and Sharks

Three Tornadoes and Sharks on Cape Cod Unplanned disaster events: tornadoes and sharks. Summer on Cape Cod this year is an exciting one for disasters. Know for its idyllic beaches, busy tourist season and a haven for elderly retirees Cape Cod is usually a sleepy place. Sure, it gets hectic in the summer when the

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