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6 Steps To Disaster Preparedness

How to safeguard your business from natural disasters

This story appears in the February 1996 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Would you know what to do if a disaster struck your ? Tony Williams is familiar with disaster knocking on his door. First came the 1989 San Francisco earthquake which left his graphic design firm, Design Vectors Inc., undamaged but his 12 employees badly shaken. A few months later, burglars made off with some video equipment.

Two weeks after moving into new quarters, Williams received an anxious call from an employee. "The building next door had caught on fire, and he was afraid we were going to go up in flames," recalls Williams. "The whole side of our building was scorched and smelled of smoke. It was a close call."

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