Serious power outages are a part of modern life. In fact, during the most recent five-year period, these outages increased by 58%.

There are lots of reasons:

  • Increasing demands on an aging power grid
  • Severe weather
  • Human error by utility employees
  • An errant backhoe on a construction project
  • Wildlife in a nearby transformer

It doesn’t take much. And the cost is enormous: tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue by commercial businesses each year, with a median loss for small businesses of $12,500 per day.


Out-of-pocket losses are bad enough. But there are other costs that are harder to measure:

  • Transaction data that was not backed up
  • Employees who are unable to work
  • Perishable goods that quickly turn to garbage and must end up in the dumpster
  • Compromised security systems
  • Loss of customers to competition

Almost every small business will suffer a potentially costly power outage some day. But you can do something to prevent those losses now.


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