BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS

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Business continuity planning can make the difference between recovering from a disaster and having to remain closed permanently. 
There are a variety of resources available to help with creating these essential plans.  Check out these important topics at the following sites: 
  

GENERAL BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS

Ready.gov
American Red Cross Ready Business Rating tool
Small businesses 
Step-by-step business preparedess


CREATING A BUSINESS RESPONSE PLAN                                                   

OSHA guide
OSHA checklist 
Ready.gov - Emergency Response Planning
Red Cross - small business checklist


EMPLOYEE CONTACT PLAN

Do you have a way to get in touch with all of your employees quickly?  How do you let them know if the business is closed due to severe weather?  Check out these 
best practices for creating a mass notification plan for your company.  For more information, read this article. 

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING

How will your business continue to function during or shortly after an emergency?
Learn about making business continuity plans using the links below.  

Ready.gov- Business and IT continuity planning 
Ready,gov - Business Continuity Planning Suite
Business Continuity Management Toolkit