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 PREPAREDNESSReady.gov
American Red Cross Ready Business Rating tool
Step-by-step business preparedness
CREATING A BUSINESS RESPONSE PLANOSHA guide
Ready.gov - Emergency Response Planning
Red Cross - small business checklist
EMPLOYEE CONTACT PLANDo 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?
Ready,gov - Business Continuity Planning Suite
Business Continuity Management Toolkit