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Business Continuity Plan Template

A business continuity plan that includes recovery strategies to overcome the disruption of business should be developed. This template is a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information.

Business Continuity Planning Suite

Developed by DHS in partnership with the University of Iowa, the suite contains:

  • Automated Plan Generators - This software enables you to build a business continuity plan to guide your company in moving from any disruption to normal operations, and a Disaster Recovery Plan Generator specific to recovery of information technology systems.
  • Test Your Plan - This self-directed exercise allows you to test your newly implemented business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Business Continuity Resource Requirements Worksheet

This business continuity impact analysis identifies the effects resulting from disruption of business functions and processes. It also uses information to make decisions about recovery priorities and trategies. The worksheet is available in a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information.

Business Impact Analysis Worksheet

A business impact analysis (BIA) predicts the consequences of disruption of a business function and process and gathers information needed to develop recovery strategies. The worksheet is available in a printer-friendly web version withactive input fields to enter information.

Disaster Planning Checklists

SBA's "Prepare My Business" site has 17 different checklists to easily walk you through the planning process for all types of emergencies.

Disaster Planning Webinars

Each month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts free "Prepare My Business" educational webinars.  Learn more about how to plan your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy through live interactive courses and archived webinars.

Downloadable Table Top Exercises

These six different downloadable tabletop exercises enable you to advance your organization's continuity, preparedness, and resiliency. Each exercise is packaged in a PowerPoint with notes pages and video injects so that anyone in your organization can conduct them. Topics include: catastrophic events, cyber threat, earthquake, critical power failure, hurricane, and a chemical accident.

Emergency Response Plan Template

Plans to protect people, property, and the environment should be developed. Plans should include evacuation, sheltering in place and lockdown as well as plans for other types of threats identified during the risk assessment. This template is a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information.

Emergency Response Plan Resources Worksheet

Resources are needed for all phases of preparing your business including prevention/deterrence, mitigation, emergency response, business continuity, crisis communications, and disaster recovery. This worksheet is a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information.

Insurance Coverage Review Worksheet

Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to a major financial loss if your business is damaged, or operations are interrupted for a period of time. This worksheet helps you ensure your business has the right coverage. The worksheet is a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information. For more on insurance, see Financial Risk Mitigation on Ready.gov.

Program Coordinator Committee Worksheet

This worksheet will help organize key employees as a program committee that will assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the preparedness program. The worksheet is a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information.

Risk Assessment Table

This table will help you consider the different types of disasters that could impact your company and the likelihood that they might occur. The document is a printer-friendly web version with active input fields to enter information.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. From 2006-2010, the average commercial flood claim has amounted to just over $85,000. Flood insurance is the best way to protect yourself from devastating financial loss. Floodsmart is the official site of NFIP. On this site, find what a flood insurance policy is,how to locate an insurance agent, and protect your business by identifying your flood risk using our One-Step Flood Risk Profile.

Protect Your Home or Business FEMA "How To" Series

This "How-To" series instructs property owners and contractors about construction techniques to protect your property, home, or business from disaster with short, easy-to-understand pamphlets. The pamphlets provide information on a range of hazards, including fire, flooding, earthquakes, and high winds.

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