As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Not only do you have to take care of your salon clientele, you have to take care of your employees and independent contractors who rent from you. You also have to worry about making sure your business is turning a profit while finding ways to streamline your work.
For many business owners like you, the idea of backing up their data is important – but it’s not something they always follow through with.
Unfortunately, this can be disastrous for your business.
Today, we’ll show you why protecting your business data with regular backups of your salon POS system is so important.
Why a Backup Plan for Your Salon POS System Is So Important
Recently, we had a client who lost a whole year of data because of hard drive issues. As you can imagine, learning their data couldn’t be retrieved was a tough pill for them to swallow.
This is why we constantly encourage our clients to back up the data on their salon management software.
You may think you’re too small to worry about data backup and recovery – but every business needs to have a backup plan in place.
All your information – both personal and company files – should be backed up as regularly as possible. This way, if there is an issue with your files, the data lost will be minimal. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the cost of putting your business on hold just to get your files and salon management software back up and running.
Cloud services allow real-time backup, but if you want solid backup protection, you should back up your files offline. This means keeping a copy of all your information on a backup drive.
Business owners don’t just have to worry about losing their data because of a computer system crash. These days, the threat of cyber security breaches is very real, and it should be of concern to individuals as well as businesses.
When you use an offline backup drive, your files will be even more secured – both from loss and theft.
Ways to Back Up Your Vital Business Data
There are basically two ways to back up your salon POS system – an offline backup drive and the cloud backup option. Below are details to help make the decision of which backup your business needs a bit easier.
1. Offline Backup Drive
Offline backups make it easy to access the information you’ve lost. It’s also a fast way to access that information. Most of the time, gaining access to your information from an offline drive will be much faster than cloud storage.
Another benefit of offline drives is they tend to be small and easy to store or carry. You can take them home with you so if anything happened at work (fire or theft, for example) – you can be assured your files are safe.
We find a lot of salon owners like the security of an offline device. They don’t have to worry about anyone hacking into their backup and snooping into their files.
2. Cloud Backups
Cloud backups are extremely popular right now, and for good reason. With all your important files in the cloud, you can access them from anywhere and on any device instead of having to carry a thumb drive around with you.
People love the efficiency and reliability of cloud backups. However, one of the downsides of this type of backup is it can take a while to access all your information if you have a lot of it to download.
Protect Your Salon Management Software
Backing up your files is vital to the security of your salon. It will save you a lot of time, money, and frustration if you encounter an issue with your hard drive.
Don’t leave things to chance. Find the best way to back up your data – and then put that plan into practice.
Would you like to learn more about how we can help you protect your important business records? Contact us today to find out more about our backup systems and which is best for your needs.