Even so, a business continuity plan is essential as your business grows – and if the worst should happen it could very realistically save your firm from going under.When putting a business continuity plan together consider when it will have to be used – probably in the midst of a disaster, emergency, or other incident which is likely to cause stress.Join 11,000 clients who trust our advice, support, and leading accountancy software for their business.
A continuity plan, as exemplified by our sample business continuity plan template, can also improve internal and external communication, reduce downtime, and prepare employees and executives for disaster.
It helps everyone gain a better understanding of the business and its operations, and it identifies ways to fortify any deficiencies -- both large and small.
We’ve put together a handy template if you’re putting together your own business continuity plan, based on the actual business continuity plan we use here at Crunch.
Download it, fill it out, test it, and be prepared.
Even for a smaller business, there are a lot of elements involved in making a business continuity plan.
Our detailed planning guide should help simplify this process and get you well on your way to having a solid plan in place.
The contingency plans for premises and infrastructure incidents may well end up being the same, as the end result of either type of incident is that you cannot work from your office.
However the process for fixing the incidents will be totally different – premises incidents may involve health and safety considerations and building work, whereas infrastructure incidents will probably involve waiting for your utility supplier to fix the problem.
A business resumption plan is similar to a business continuity plan, except it does not focus on implementing continuity procedures to keep a business up and running during an interruption or disaster.
Rather, a business resumption plan addresses two main points: preventive measures and, as the name indicates, resuming operations.