Did you know that up to 40% of businesses never recover after experiencing a major disaster? If you want to ensure the long-term health of your business, begin making a plan to prepare for disaster restoration today. You can’t stop the disaster, but you can darn well be ready for it when it comes!
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One of the most important plans you create for your business is the business continuity plan. Does your business have a business continuity plan?
This plan prepares your business continue operations as best as possible after a disaster.
- Perform an in-depth business impact analysis to understand pain points of your organization during and after a disaster. The first part of planning is always awareness and knowledge.
- Identify time-sensitive and critical business functions and resources.
- Designate a team responsible for the plan, and conduct training to ensure the plan can actually be implemented effectively.
Special consideration should be given to how your organization stores its information. Ensure paper documents are well-protected, and ensure you have backups of digital information.
Also be familiar with your insurance coverage, knowing what’s covered and what isn’t. Keep these documents safe and easily accessible after a disaster.
A business continuity plan could be the difference between your business’s survival or bankruptcy after disaster. Learn more about business continuity plans using FEMA resources.
Disaster restoration specialists like ServiceMaster DSI in Prairie Village, KS, should be a part of your post-disaster planning. Our resources, capacity, and expertise in disaster restoration means we can respond quickly and powerfully to disaster scenarios. Count on ServiceMaster DSI when you need help, and your business will be up and running as soon as possible. Call us 24/7 at (816) 527-9412 for emergencies, or learn more about our disaster restoration services to incorporate them in your planning today.