If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (301) 340-1313

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Is Your Business Resilient?

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

A laptop, poster paper, and camera It's important to make a plan with your team for your business in case of disaster.

Is your business resilient?

According to FEMA, around 40-60 percent of small businesses that have been struck by disaster will not reopen.

Does this statistic surprise you? A lot of people don’t consider the serious impact a disaster, such as a storm, fire, or flood, can have on a small business. It not only can destroy the building and surrounding property of the business, but can also destroy essential information, contacts, etc., which can put a quick end to the business’ existence.

By taking action before a disaster strikes, you can take steps to increase your employees’ safety, your business’ resiliency, and your clients’ trust.

It’s important you follow the steps below to keep your business safe!

  • Keep your company records, documents, and contacts stored in paperless form (on Google Drive or iCloud, for example)
  • Pre-establish policies for employees, vendors, and customers in order to maintain trust and stability, and also to retain relationships and positions
  • Do a threat analysis. Assess any possible risks your business may be susceptible to, from a hurricane to a cyber attack
  • Develop a continuity plan. FEMA recommends creating your plan using these four steps:
  1. Conduct a business impact analysis
  2. Identify, document, and implement recovery strategies
  3. Compile a business continuity plan with others in your business
  4. Conduct training, testing, drills, and exercises to teach, practice, and evaluate the plan

Other News

View Recent Posts