There are two things every business should always have on hand: a complete and updated emergency response plan and a stocked emergency supply kit.
A disaster of any size could have a large impact on your business. Natural disasters like hurricanes can mean your business closing for a period of time and impacts to electricity, internet service, damage to your business and inventory, insurance changes and more.
Taking the steps to build a business disaster continuity plan, as well as encouraging your employees to create a family emergency plan, can reduce the financial and physical impact on your business. It is important to consider how a disaster could affect your employees, customers and workplace.
Step 1: Put together a business plan by answering these questions:
Step 2: Consider specific needs of your business:
Step 3: Create an emergency plan and share with your employees