6 Signs You Might be Lucky

You might be lucky if: Despite a lack of a business continuity plan, you stay in business following a disaster – that would put you in a small group of 10%! You never have an electrical storm that affects the power in your area. You have never experienced even a mild electrical surge. The only …

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The 3-step “Quick and Dirty” Business Continuity Plan

If you just can’t spare the time to put together a full continuity plan, there are a few things you can do to pull together some basic pieces to tide you over until you can carve out some time to give it the proper attention. The following is a short outline to get your “quick and …

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Can you stay in business in the face of the unexpected?  According to a study by Touche Ross, you only have a 10% chance of staying in business if you don’t have a business continuity plan.  And at least half of small businesses don’t have one. Please use the tools on this site to help …

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Business Impact Analysis

In the Business Impact Analysis, you list the different functions of your business, and rank the function in terms of High, Medium, or Low impact on your business’s success (hint: if you mark any activity Low Impact, consider outsourcing it – it probably isn’t worth your time to do it yourself).  Then consider how long …

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Risk Assessment Matrix

The Risk Assessment Matrix should help you consider all the possible risks to your business and to evaluate each one based on its probability.  Just because a certain risk isn’t likely isn’t a reason to ignore it in your plan, but it should be prioritized after the more likely scenarios are covered.   By then, …

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BCP Document Outline

The BCP Document Outline provides a resource to ensure that you think about all the pieces you might need in your plan.  This outline will also help you organize your thinking logically so that when someone needs to implement the plan, they can find all the appropriate resources for that particular event easily.     …

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Getting Started with your Business Continuity Plan

If you have never put together a Business Continuity Plan, then the Getting Started Guide is the place to start. Use this resource in conjunction with the BCP Development Outline. These resources introduce several concepts and help you start to think about your business in those terms. A Recovery Time Objective is the amount of …

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Protect every outlet

I represent a product that most people don’t even know exists – EMP Shield.  To put it simply, it will protect every outlet in your house from electrical surges, such as lightning.  Many people don’t think about their dishwasher, refrigerator, or washer and dryer being run by electronics, but those items need protection as well …

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Business Risk Assessment Matrix

Business Risk Assessment Matrix

Business Risk Assessment Matrix When you start any business, you must calculate the risk factors.  If you start any venture without doing an assessment of the risks involved, then you may be in trouble from the start.  One tool available to you is the business risk assessment matrix.  Creating a business risk assessment matrix for …

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Commercial Power Surge Protection

Commercial Power Surge Protection The equipment in your commercial premises are often expensive and you rely on their dependability. That is why it is necessary for you to always ensure that you are able to protect them from any surge.  A power surge can easily damage even the most high quality and reliable electric equipment.  …

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