This Almanac provides general business owners with the information they need to successfully develop a disaster preparedness plan. These plans are created to increase the viability of businesses in the event of a major disaster. Key topics include business continuity planning, crisis assessment and management, insurance issues, equipment and data protection, and employee preparedness. Written in an accessible format for general readers, this almanac sets forth practical steps business owners need to take to safeguard their business in case of disaster. The Legal Almanac Series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool.