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Meltdown

Yikes, it’s HOT!! Heat waves, heat warnings, power outages, lethargy.  What’s a small business owner to do? Around here we’re used to going almost straight from winter to summer and then back again – spring and fall are short seasons.  This past spring was all rain until we hit the heat warning days, with precious …

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Is thunderstorm season over yet???

Many of us have had excess rain this year, accompanied by lightning!  As I’m talking with customers this summer, it seems that this rain may never end.  You may have had several opportunities so far to practice your bad-weather emergency plans with your staff.  Hopefully you’ve noted down some of the following from those experiences: …

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5 Advantages of having a Business Continuity Plan

You may have seen the statistics – only 2 out of 3 businesses have a business continuity plan, and 90% of businesses without a plan will fail following a disaster.  That’s a virtual guarantee of failure. You don’t want to be one of those businesses that failed simply because they didn’t give a little time …

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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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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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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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September is Preparedness Month – What to do – Natural Disasters

What to do when Natural Disasters strike Each year, September is celebrated as the preparedness month. It is the month when Americans are reminded of taking precautionary steps in order to protect their communities as well as family members from natural disasters as well as other such unforeseen events. The natural disasters, as well as …

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5 key parts of a business disaster preparedness plan

5 Key Parts of a Business Disaster Preparedness Plan

5 Key Parts of a Business Disaster Preparedness Plan When you’re creating a business disaster preparedness plan, it is important to understand the essential aspects of the plan. Below are the 5 key parts of a business disaster preparedness plan. 1. Communication plan: You want to restore communication lines as soon as possible. Assign this …

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