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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:
- The Central Government Business Continuity Toolkit (GovUK)
- The Business Continuity Institute Plan Template (thebci.org)
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 (e.g.do 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.
- 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.