In order to be able to return to normal operations as quickly as possible after emergencies such as flooding, fire and power outages, your business must protect its records.
Here Are Some Tips:
- Offsite backup services are now available for any size business. The best way to ensure data safety is to have backup files uploaded automatically at frequent intervals.
- Store vital documents in a secure off-site location. Consider having older documents scanned so they can be stored electronically.
- Maintain written and photographic inventories of materials and equipment for insurance and tax purposes. These can also be uploaded to offsite backup.
The Internal Revenue Service website has more information about protecting and restoring business records.