Investment – Create a Business Continuity Plan
Here is a checklist to help you get your
prepared for natural disasters.
If a hurricane struck your town tomorrow, would your business be ready? Would
your business records and financial documents be protected? Do you have a photo
inventory of your assets for insurance purposes? Could you reach your employees?
Do you have a
business continuity plan?
NFIB/Florida urges Florida’s
small business owners to take the time to get prepared for a natural disaster.
Below is a
checklist of things business owners should do before an event occurs to ensure
continued business operations.
- Make copies of important records and
financial information, including any licenses and insurance cards, and store
them in a water-tight container in a safe place.
- Ensure you have all contact information
for your employees, including their home addresses and out-of-town contacts,
should telephone service be disrupted.
- Prepare a photo or video inventory of
assets and store it on a web-based account and in a water-tight container in a
- Determine an alternate location for you
to meet with employees following a disaster should your business sustain
- Ensure that your insurance policy
payment is up-to-date.
- Prepare a disaster kit for your business
that includes extra batteries for electronics, and cash in the event that
banking is off-line.
- Encourage your employees to create
personal/family disaster preparedness plans.
information and resources, visit the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center at http://flvbeoc.org.