Woman doing disaster planning
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

Woman Throwing Leaves
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

Business people thinking about disaster planning
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

Rescue
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

Woman with Mexican skull mask
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

Man considering business continuity vs crisis management
business continuity

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

Great White Shark Woman Cape Cod
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

Child Ebola Epidemic
Pandemic

Is Ebola the Next Pandemic?

Ebola making headlines again Could Ebola be the next pandemic? Ebola has raged in the Congo over the last year.  The outbreak has received little notice outside of public health circles and Africa.  Recent developments prompted the World Health Organization to declare it a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) this month. The move came after a

Hurricane and Cyclone Natural Disasters
Hurricane

Hurricane Barry Hype vs. Reality

Louisiana Experienced Barry Last Week An example of hype vs. reality, Hurricane Barry is a case study of how cultural preparedness influences people’s reactions to events. Last week, Tropical Story Barry made landfall in Lousiana as a Category one hurricane. It built up over the Gulf of Mexico, forming on July 10th as it moved

California earthquake
Earthquakes

California Earthquakes – All Disasters Are Local

Major Earthquakes in SoCal Earthquakes shake things up, literally. The reports that came out of California since Thursday, July 4th show wild footage of impacts and local reactions. I’m sure by now you’ve seen the stories about the two massive earthquakes that impacted Southern California over the holiday week. The first on Thursday was a

Disaster Empire Scroll to Top