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Keep Your Site Up During Times of Crisis

A plan can help you keep your website running in a time of crisis.

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This story appears in the March 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

An earthquake that struck Bellevue, Washington, over two years ago turned into a wake-up call for Smooth Corp., an operator of several e-commerce companies that sell flooring products--DIYFlooring.com, iFLOOR.comand RugArea.com.

"While we had limited disruption of our operations, it made us think about what else could go wrong," says Steve Simonson, 35, CEO and founder of the 90-employee company, which expects 2006 sales of about $80 million.

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