Pages in Business Continuity Management

  1. 1. About Business Continuity Management
  2. 2. You are here: Top Tips for Businesses
  3. 3. Identify your Plan B
  4. 4. More information and advice

2. Top Tips for Businesses

Here are some top tips to strengthen your business continuity resilience.

It is important you are ready for any disruption. You can get ready by using: 

Outline what is vital to keep your business running

As a small business, you may want to consider:

  • The suppliers of the stock you sell
  • The means to sell your product or service ( you require a physical site, the internet, and or telephony)
  • Essential equipment/software
  • Your staff, their roles and responsibilities

Create a ‘type of disaster’ list

Consider what types of disaster would affect the areas vital to your business.

For example:

  • Flooding
  • Pandemics/lockdowns
  • Utility outages
  • Extreme weather
  • Loss of ICT
  • Loss of power
  • Loss of essential equipment/software

You might find it valuable to create a risk register for your business.

Surrey Local Resilience Forum’s risk register is available on the Surrey County Council website and it will help you understand what a risk register requires.