So, you have one hour to do disaster planning … –

There’s a brush fire bearing down on your small business. You’ve been told you have one hour to evacuate — which means you have one hour to come up with and execute a disaster preparation plan.

This is a scenario similar to what thousands of small business owners face each year. Luckily, that’s enough time to take care of a company’s most valuable assets, its employees and its data.

Disaster prep is one of those tasks that many small business owners keep planning to get to, but keep putting off. And it certainly may not seem like a priority at a company that’s contending with slumping sales and cash flow during a recession.

While it’s understandable that some owners don’t get around to disaster planning, they’re courting danger.