Do you need to develop a basic disaster preparedness plan, but have no idea where to start? Push the ‘easy’ button instead of the panic button with this fill-in-the blanks template which helps you quickly put a plan in place that protects your people, IT systems, records, equipment, and furniture from natural disasters and a variety of business disruptions.
Simply go page by page to edit the Microsoft Word template; delete, add or modify information to customize the template and refer to the exact same page in the provided sample plans for ideas and guidance. The author distills his extensive experience as a business continuity consultant to give you succinct, field-tested tips for what to include and why. He includes an abundance of handy forms, checklists, charts and tables for easy completion and distribution. Just completing the forms for “Who’s in Charge” and Immediate Actions will give you a satisfying sense of accomplishment and momentum.
In only a few hours you’ll create a fully customized plan unique to your accounting practice, which is also compliant with major standards. You’ll have a plan in place to address all the fundamentals of disaster preparedness—and you can build on it later as you have the time and need.
This basic business continuity toolkit includes…
One Microsoft Word template with color-coded sections so you can customize your plan based on company size (under 100/up to 250 employees) and type (service/retail or manufacturer).
Three sample plans for three fictitious companies—a very small service or retail business (under 100 employees); a small service or retail business (up to 250 employees); and a small manufacturing business (up to 250 employees).
ReadMe.doc file with updating instructions to keep your plan current.
Bonus file with assorted how-to articles, including:
Coping With Physical Disaster
Family Disaster Planning
Business Survival in the 21st Century
…and offers you many advantages:
Was developed by a 20-year veteran in business continuity consulting—a small business owner himself—who knows the specific needs of small businesses (under 250 employees)
Is extensively field tested in a variety of business environments
Is written in Microsoft Word, designed with extensive “Fill-in-the-Blank” and “Edit-Out” text
Requires no special training in the discipline of Business Continuity Management (BCM)
Results in your own customized plan that addresses all the fundamentals, all within a few hours
Is compliant with professional standards from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management, as well as industry best practices
Can be used for employee practice in corporate training classes in business continuity/disaster recovery