When Your Business Loses Power, Here's What You Can Do
When power lines are down, you need a way to continue your business without losing important information. A power outage doesn’t have to bring your business operations to a halt. Here are three ways you can continue working even if you are temporarily without your normal power or internet sources.
- Seek Alternate Locations
One convenient thing about the internet is that you can access it from almost anywhere. If you know your business is going to be without power for a few hours, use some creative restructuring to get work done. Allow employees to work from home until power is restored in your building. Take a working lunch to a restaurant with a strong Wi-Fi signal. There are many places where you can work comfortable while technicians are repairing power lines and restoration experts are fixing anything wrong within the building.
- Use Backup Power
If you are able to stay in the building to work, a backup power source can help you do so. A portable generator or battery backup can get you through a temporary power outage. Use an uninterrupted power supply to avoid losing data on an unsaved document during a sudden outage.
- Follow Internet Tips
If you have a limited data plan on your phone, you can use Wi-Fi if available. If you have unlimited data on your phone plan, you can use your phone as a mobile hotspot by turning on the “mobile hotspot.” This can help you finish what you have started if you experience a momentary lapse of service in your building. If power is limited, make sure that you only using the essential services you need. You may be tempted to log on to check social media or play games while you are waiting on the power to come back, but this can drain your battery quickly. Conserve energy by only using what you need until you have full service again.
A power outage can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be devastating. Having a backup plan can save data and allow your business to continue functioning.