Preparing a small business for a possible disaster like a flood, earthquake, or a serious fire can be a daunting task. Where do you begin??? The best first step is to start the discussion with your employees. Include people from all levels and departments. The different perspectives of what’s at risk and what resources you already have will be invaluable.
Then take the following 3 three steps:
1. Produce a Written Plan: Include specific procedures of what to do in case of a fire, in case of an earthquake, in case of a flood, in case of a cyber attack.
2. Produce Communication Procedures: Detail how you will contact employees, family members, customers, and suppliers, both during and after a disaster. Teach your people how to text!
3. Practice the Plan: Drills and exercise will help you be prepared. Go back and review your written plan for updates and revisions.