National Preparedness - Keeping Your Business Going
To wrap up our month of Preparedness blogs, we are turning to the experts at FEMA to help you keep your business going during an emergency. The following is an excerpt from their preparedness website; you can find the full article here.
"When a business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues, plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers...A business continuity plan to continue business is essential. Development of a business continuity plan includes four steps:
- Conduct a business impact analysis to identify time-sensitive or critical business functions and processes and the resources that support them.
- Identify, document, and implement to recover critical business functions and processes.
- Organize a business continuity team and compile a business continuity plan to manage a business disruption.
- Conduct training for the business continuity team and testing and exercises to evaluate recovery strategies and the plan."
As many of us have learned over the past year and half, businesses can be forced to shut down with little notice and so few small businesses have a contingency plan in place. Ready.gov has a tremendous wealth of resources that may be helpful to your business and commercial property.
We want your business to be prepared and ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. If you ever need us for commercial water, fire, or storm restoration, call us at 715-834-3473; we are always Here to Help.