I assist web-dependent micro-businesses in developing disaster recovery plans.
My product tagline is:
A proven system for risk mitigation, disaster recovery , and a good night's sleep.
As a Small Business Disaster Recovery Expert, I assist web-dependent micro-businesses in developing disaster recovery plans which are customized for their business. I use the Micro-Biz Disaster Plan product (forms, templates, and documentation) which I developed to meet the unique needs of the web-dependent small business.
Larger businesses, including multi-national enterprises, usually hire a consultant to lead a team of employees representing all the functional areas to develop Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity Plans (DRP/BCP) for the business. The process can take months/years to complete and involves employee training and ongoing testing and maintenance. Some large businesses purchase DRP/BCP templates and assign in-house employees to develop their plans. In addition, these businesses must frequently comply with government regulations which mandate what needs to be in the plans.
Small businesses also need a DRP/BCP, but they don’t have the same options as the large companies. Consultants specialize in the larger businesses with the larger budgets and staffs. The available templates require expertise the solopreneur doesn’t have the interest or time to acquire. Small web-dependent businesses also don’t have the same “needs” or characteristics so the available templates just don’t “fit.” I’ve also attached a chart which lists the characteristics of the businesses in my target market and how they differ from larger “traditional” businesses.