Protect Your Investment – Create a Business Continuity Plan

Date: October 06, 2016

Protect Your
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
    safe place.
  • 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.

For additional
information and resources, visit the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center at

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