Those of you who have followed this newsletter for a while
know that I am not in the habit of promoting any one business. The purpose of this newsletter has been to
share relevant information in an unbiased format. This month I am going to break my rule.
Several months ago my computer hard drive crashed. I thought we had it fixed; unfortunately, it
crashed again last week. At risk was two
decades worth of business information related to franchising. Contracts, data, correspondence, articles, emails,
contact information, analysis, even children's photos. Everything is in the computer and on that
Fortunately, upon a friend's recommendation, I have been
using Carbonite. Carbonite is an
automatic, off site backup program. It
backs everything up on a continuous basis.
Every time a document is created or changed Carbonite automatically
backs it up. It works invisibly in the
background, has strong customer support and costs $58 per year. That is about $5 per month. I cannot stress how important it was to me to
have a backup program that I could trust when my hard disc crashed. It literally saved my business.
Lesson is - back your data up. Use Carbonite if you wish. Use some other program if you prefer. Just make sure your data is protected. $5 per month and you will sleep better at
Enjoy this month's articles.