CallSureDR Launches New Affordable Telephone Continuity Service for Small Business

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Since 9/11, there has been much emphasis on both disaster recovery and business continuity planning at most larger and mid-sized firms. But many smaller businesses, or even small branch offices of larger organizations, have not implemented complete contingency plans simply because they cannot afford some of the effective tools now being used by larger companies. This needn't be the case. Now, an affordable business continuity service for the small business phone system is available from CallSureDR.

A recent backhoe event in Mission Valley, CA disrupted telephone service to about 1000 businesses and users for four days. One small business interviewed on the local evening news reported that the impact to its cash flow was immediate and resulted in a 50% loss of revenue because its customers couldn't call in.

An affordable business continuity service for the small business phone system is available from CallSureDR, Inc. Now the small business owner can afford a service to help them survive when natural disasters or industrial accidents strike, no matter their size.

"Even though small events don't often attract national coverage, they can and do have devastating results on business and small businesses are particularly vulnerable," says J. Pat Romeo of CallSureDR. "A recent backhoe event in Mission Valley, CA disrupted telephone service to about 1000 businesses and users for four days. One small business interviewed on the local evening news reported that the impact to its cash flow was immediate and resulted in a 50% loss of revenue because its customers couldn't call in."

Great disasters, such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, capture the collective memory of societies. Yet localized, little disasters happen every day; power outages, snowstorms, floods, somewhere, each day, five times a day, a backhoe digs up a phone cable by accident.

Small disasters can devastate small business. But, there are many simple, sensible and affordable steps that small businesses can take to protect their employees and minimize the effects of disasters during the first 24 to 48 hours. Some of the services that were once only available and affordable to large organizations have begun to trickle down to the small business world.

A new, affordable service is being offered by CallSureDR, Inc., a San Diego based spin-off of Voice Continuity Services, Inc., a leading provider of telecommunications assurance services to large and mid-sized organizations. The new CallSureDR Telephone Backup / Disaster Recovery service forwards inbound customer calls on a Find Me/Follow Me basis to any of three alternate telephone numbers per incoming line. For as little as 47 cents a day, any business can now have the capability to conduct "Business as Usual" when an emergency strikes. That's much less than the price of just a single cup of coffee each day.

Experts say 25 to 30 percent of companies that experience a business interruption fail within the ensuing 24 months. To prevent this from happening, business owners can have their calls forwarded with CallSureDR.

For more information, please visit http://www.callsuredr.com.

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