Now in its second edition, Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best is about how to prepare a small business for disaster recovery. It presents a structured blueprint to help you evaluate your business and its vulnerability. It guides you through developing a cost-effective, individualized disaster and recovery plan.
According to the author, one in four businesses will experience a significant crisis in any given year. Of those, 43% will never re-open. And of those that do re-open, they were dealt a blow that makes real recovery difficult - two years later only 29% are still operating. For those reasons, you need to assess your business's vulnerability and prepare for the worst.
The book is divided into three sections: preparation, responding to and recovering from a disaster. The book contains chapters on preparing an IT strategy, ensuring financial liquidity, basic safety practices, and business mail procedures.