Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is the process of planning to ensure that your business can return to "business as usual" as quickly and painlessly as possible in the event of a major disruption.
Why should I plan for business disruptions?
A disaster can strike any organisation, large or small. It can arrive in the shape of storm, flood, fire, a terrorist bomb, action by pressure groups, or product contamination. Around half of all businesses experiencing a disaster with no effective plans for recovery fail within the following 12 months.
It's not all about earth quakes
Small incidents can be as disastrous as large incidents. Which is worse, the loss of your building or the loss of your unbacked-up accounts server's hard drive?
Could your business survive for long with the complete loss of all it's accounting, time recording, WIP and billing information? Perceived small incidents often have repercussions far bigger than you would expect.
Business insurance is there to pay out in the event of disasters or problems but on its own it doesn't necessarily get you up and running, and trading as normal again. Having a solid, well thought out Business Continuity Plan will provide you with business assurance that you have provided your business with the best possible chance of preventing or limiting any negative fallout from disasters and incidents.
How should I plan for business disruptions?
There are five general steps to get you started on business continuity planning:
- Step 1: Analyse your business
- Step 2: Assess the risks
- Step 3: Plan and prepare
- Step 4: Communicate your plan
- Step 5: Test your plan
Let me help you through the process of analysing your business, its risks and through the preparation, communication and testing of your business continuity plan.
Talk to me!
Why not talk to me to see how I can help your business? With a bit of imagination and creative, practical solutions, Business Continuity Planning doesn't have to be costly. The result of ignoring it can be though. Pick up the phone and talk to me on 07902 875114, you can't lose anything unlike what would happen if disaster did strike...