Aug. 14, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Although small businesses recognize the significant impact data loss could have on their business, more than half do not have a disaster preparedness plan for business data, according to a study from
, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of
solutions for consumers and small to medium sized businesses. With National Disaster Preparedness month planned for September, Carbonite will offer a free live webinar for small businesses to help them prepare to safeguard their businesses with a plan they can create on their own. "Jumpstart Your Business' Disaster Planning:
Top 3 Elements of a Do-It-Yourself Program"
will be held on
Tuesday, August 28
"Research has shown that while 81 percent of SMBs see data as their most valuable company asset, 57 percent are unprepared to protect should disaster strike*," said
, senior vice president of Small Business, Carbonite. "Furthermore, FEMA has stated that 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never re-open after a data disaster, so small business owners need to review the risk and to prepare accordingly."
"We hear from small businesses far too often that they think a disaster plan costs too much money or takes too much time, and we want to show them that preparing for a disaster can be done with ease and affordability. Businesses that are prepared overall and are safeguarding their valuable business data will be in a much better position to get their businesses back up and running after a disruption," continued Lamson.
During the webinar, Lamson will address the common reasons a small business owner may not have a disaster preparedness plan in place, what can happen to these businesses should a disaster strike and how they can create a plan on their own. The session will also take a deeper look into actionable items that can be implemented today to help protect small businesses and provide resources to help further prepare them overall.