A natural disaster can strike essentially anywhere and at any time, but that doesn’t mean it has to interrupt your business.

Today’s employees can usually work from home pretty easily, thereby minimizing the impact of a significant weather event on business continuity.

Right?

Truth is, many business owners are not prepared for the realities of having their staff work from home for prolonged periods of time. In fact, according to Mark Norton, senior continuity planner with disaster recovery firm Agility Recovery, working from home often places additional responsibilities on employees to make sure they have access to power, a Web connection and the other tools they need to get their job done. It simply isn’t a viable solution.

Unless you’re properly prepared for it.

Agility Recovery created the infographic below to help business owners prepare for the worst. (Click for the PDF version with active links.)