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The Basics of a Business Continuity Plan

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Disaster planning doesn't have to be hard! This presentation centers around a 10-step overview process that leads to the creation of a living business continuity plan. It also covers traditional and emerging disaster threats (both natural and man-made), and draws a parallel between personal and business disaster preparation.

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The Basics of a Business Continuity Plan

  1. 1. Building Your Business Continuity Plan Jeannette McDonald, Cogent Solutions, LLC
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The Basics of a Business Continuity Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media: How to use social networks to plan for and respond to emergency situations </li></ul><ul><li>Break </li></ul><ul><li>Public and Media Relations: Communicating in a time of crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 4. BCP Definition <ul><li>Business continuity planning facilitates the performance of essential functions during an emergency situation that disrupts normal operations and, the timely resumption of normal operations once the emergency has ended. </li></ul>
  4. 5. BCP – Twofold Purpose <ul><li>Improves business operations </li></ul><ul><li>Limits loss of downtime </li></ul>
  5. 6. KISS Theory <ul><li>It’s the who </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the what </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the where </li></ul>
  6. 7. Types of Disasters
  7. 8. New Risks Gaining Momentum
  8. 9. Action Speaks Louder Than Words
  9. 10. Top Ten <ul><li>Assess your risk </li></ul><ul><li>2. Assess your critical business functions </li></ul><ul><li>3. Prepare your supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>4. Create an emergency management plan </li></ul><ul><li>5. Back-up your data </li></ul>
  10. 11. Top Ten 6. Create a crisis communication plan 7. Assemble an emergency kit 8. Review your insurance coverage 9. Plan for an alternate location 10. Prepare, train, update & so on
  11. 12. Plethora of Resources <ul><li>Ready.gov </li></ul><ul><li>SBA.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare my biz.org </li></ul>
  12. 13. ENVELOPE & COMMITMENT CARD <ul><li>Now That You Know </li></ul>
  13. 14. It is better to be prepared for a disaster and not have one, than to have one and not be prepared. Thank you       “ It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared . ”       “ It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared . ”

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