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case part or all of the business is affected by an emergency or disaster,” Minzes said. “This action plan will help business owners recover their products and services quickly and efficiently, so revenue streams can continue to flow with little or no interruption.” That’s important, given the risk of failure. “Most small business owners have nearly all their personal net worth in their business,” said Donna R. Childs, author of Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses. If the business fails, they do, too, she said. make them part of your planning team. Ultimately, in the event of the real deal, each of these leaders will have special assignments as emergency coordinators. So, it’s worth getting their input now, especially if they are in charge of your IT system, facilities and administration. Task the planning to this committee. But, since it’s your shop, you will have to get your hands dirty, too. Your buy-in, support and leadership are probably the most important aspects of disaster-recovery planning, Minzes said, if only to prod the committee to stay on task and reduce resistance among the ranks. Review the
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While you can’t control Mother Nature, you can control how you will react to her mayhem by drafting a disaster-recovery plan for your shop.

Yet, if you are one of the 54 percent of people who don’t think a disaster will affect you, according to Red Cross surveys, your local Small Business Administration or local emergency management office has a sobering, geographic-specific list of possibilities, including floods, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics, real or imagined terrorist attacks, fires, wildfires, blizzards, power outages, hazardous materials incidents or accidents – vehicular, industrial and otherwise. Consider, too, that a tornado, flood or fire – the most common business disaster, according to the SBA – may affect you but not your competitor two towns away. If, for example, your repair customers can’t work with you, they will find someone else that can. “Risks are not really that complex to determine,” Minzes said. “Look at the realistic risks a business faces, and develop a mitigation plan based on the likelihood and probability of it occurring.” And, this is where the work begins. Collect the people who understand how each part of your company operates, and

work in progress, and revisit it periodically, even once it’s done, to ensure it meets your current business needs. Careful Considerations The plan can take many physical forms, and templates are widely available online. FEMA’s Ready.com website, the Institute for Business & Home Safety, the SBA and others offer fairly detailed samples and consider several different topics. 1. Your core business functions. These tasks are crucial to your survival. “I suggest developing an internal and external products and services catalog that shows each product and service, who is responsible for delivery, what IT support is required, third-party vendors involved and other important support elements required to deliver the product or service to the customer,” Minzes said. Prioritize those to outline what will come online first and when. Line up the building blocks to re-create a bare-bones operation. In the immediate aftermath,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News February 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Help for See-and-Avoid Aviating
Member Profile
Demonstrated Ability
Before & After
Retrofitting for RNP
A Conversation With...
What Will Economic Recovery Look Like?
Meet the AEA Staff
Member Profile
Look Mom, No Hands!
Business Basics
Pro-to-col
Theory & Practice
Special Report
What's New
Marketplace Classifies
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