20 Jul 2012

Survey: Small business owners unprepared for disaster

A new survey indicates the majority of Canadian small businesses are not prepared in the event of a crisis, according to Sage North America.

Many Canadian business owners are taking the responsible step of backing up their critical data. For example, 98 percent back up their important financial documents, with 78 percent updating their back-ups on a weekly basis.

However, a whopping 72 percent of owners are backing up their data on-site. This leaves the data susceptible if the main office or storefront is damaged by a natural disaster, fire, or other event.

"The important part about off-site back-up is if you had some kind of disaster… if you only back up on-site and your back-up is there in your office location, it obviously can get damaged," said Nancy Harris, vice president of Sage.

Investing in affordable Toronto document storage could be the solution for many small business owners. Keeping sensitive documents in a secure storage unit ensures the files will be protected in just about any type of event. It may also be beneficial in terms of space, as bulky filing cabinets can take up a lot of real estate in an office or storefront.

As the world grows digital, many are turning to online storage for their documents. However, it's always a good idea to have physical backups. Jiffy Self Storage is a leader in Toronto storage and can provide plenty of space for important files and other items. Those interested in learning more should visit Jiffy's website, where they can enter to win a free iPad 3.

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