No doubt you’ve heard about the massive fires in San Diego. People are finally starting to head home after what was a Katrina-like evacuation of many areas. My own bookkeeper had to evacuate. My first question for her (after I made sure her and her family were OK) was how this might affect her work schedule. She went away for an entire week and did not have a way to bring the work with her.
In her case, she’s working off copies of stuff (QuickBooks file, documents faxed and so on) so there’s nothing that can’t be re-sent. But that raised the question for me as to how ready am I should something like that happen?
Can I quickly move my home-based business elsewhere if I have to? Will the data I need be accessible offsite? This type of planning is something every home-based business needs to do. When an evacuation order is given like the one in San Diego, there may not be much time to think about what you can bring with you.
The more detailed you can think ahead of time, the better prepared you will be if such an event should happen. Is your home based business ready for a disaster?