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Maximizing the Value of your Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Plan

The last several blog posts have demonstrated the internal value of preparing and sustaining a disaster preparedness plan for your business or organization. Preparedness and resilience are vital components in any business plan, no matter the size of the organization. But have you considered the external value of selling your contingency plans to other organizations? Savvy emergency managers recognize the added value of marketing a well-articulated plan, easy-to implement plan to other executives.

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Disaster Preparedness Tips for Small Businesses

Small-to-medium-sized businesses are the most vulnerable in a disaster scenario. When you consider that America's small-businesses form the backbone of the nation's economy - small businesses alone account for more than 99 percent of all companies with employees, employ 50% of all private sector workers and provide nearly 45 percent of the nation's payroll – their preparedness for a disaster scenario is of paramount importance. We have been discussing the importance of disaster planning and the role business continuity plays in a business’, and therefore a community’s, resilience. However, the way in which a small or medium sized business prepares for a disaster is different from that of a larger corporation. Smaller organizations face added challenges that their corporate colleagues simply do not.

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Equipment Management and Disaster Preparedness Tips for Small Businesses

Small-to-medium-sized businesses are the most vulnerable in a disaster scenario. When you consider that America's small-businesses form the backbone of the nation's economy - small businesses alone account for more than 99 percent of all companies with employees, employ 50% of all private sector workers and provide nearly 45 percent of the nation's payroll – their preparedness for a disaster scenario is of paramount importance. We have been discussing the importance of disaster planning and the role business continuity plays in a business’, and therefore a community’s, resilience. However, the way in which a small or medium sized business prepares for a disaster is different from that of a larger corporation. Smaller organizations face added challenges that their corporate colleagues simply do not.

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