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The Smallest Things Can Kill Your Business

It’s amazing how the smallest, totally unexpected thing can lead to a minor catastrophe like the one we almost experienced today.

Things were humming along just nicely until a sudden power outage.  Everything, including our servers and transmitters, stopped.  Although the emergency power kicked in almost immediately, our operations ceased for that one, critical moment. Thankfully, we managed to get everything up and running just five minutes into the problem.  We later traced the problem to a rice cooker in the pantry, which was connected to the power supply without a circuit breaker.

Do you have a crisis management plan in place?  It’s not just about power.  It’s about assessing all the various environmental factors – large or small – that has the potential to lay your business low.

Imagine, a business that almost halted because of a problematic cooking appliance.


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