Anyone watching the news lately can tell that with the changes in the global climate, we are seeing more and more extreme weather interrupting businesses. Yet, three out of four small businesses do not have a disaster preparedness plan. To see how small businesses are really prepared if disaster strikes, Alibaba, Vendio and Auctiva surveyed 600 small business owners in December 2012.
The results may surprise you. The findings showed 74% of American small businesses do not have a disaster preparedness plan. 84% of them do not have any natural disaster insurance. More than one third don’t know how quickly they can get back on their feet after a natural disaster. Interestingly, mobile and cloud computing technologies might be coming to rescue as 62% of respondents said they could run their business from a mobile device and 30% of them store their business information in the cloud.
For a complete breakdown of this survey, see the infographic below.
Infographic courtesy of Alibaba.