Size Does Matter
People tend to think of business resumption planning in terms of the Fortune 1000, but probably 90% of the businesses that could really use a plan are small or medium-sized. The sheer number of businesses that may fall into the "small to medium-sized" category boggles the mind: professional services providers such as law firms or doctors’ offices, manufacturers such as machine shops or "job shops" that do custom manufacturing or build and sell PCs; car dealerships; local banks; even municipal works such as city, county, or taxing authorities. The list goes on and on.
Due to physical size, location, or financial resources, small and medium-sized firms often have to do things a little differently than large companies. Whether big or small, however, any company can end up broke if it can’t recover from a disaster in time. So every organization, regardless of size, needs to have a plan. In this article, we’ll explore what works for large companies, small ones, or both. On the way, I’ll provide a few hints on how you can get something in place quickly for your small or medium-sized business.