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Tip to accomplish your goals this year:

 

Get Specific – Layout your goals and specifically what you intend to accomplish. Don’t be too generic (“get more clients” instead “get 5 new clients a month”). Know exactly what you want to achieve and what actions you will need to take to reach your goal. List the actions. Check them off as you accomplish them. Document your progress.

BC Planning Group develops Business Continuity Planning for any size business. We specialize in planning in the event of a disaster what steps your company would need to address and follow to stay in business. Let 2015 be the year to put your plan in place. Contact us today for your Analysis!

 


 

The overall objective of a Business Continuity Plan is to minimize the effect of a disruption or emergency event on Business Operations by ensuring the continued availability of critical business functions.

 

What does a Business Continuity Plan include;
• Standardize on backup products
• Focus on recovery
• Build a dedicated data management organization
• Define service level agreements for data recovery
• Develop backup process-deployment standards
• Document procedures for backup operations
• Centralize backup-process monitoring and administration
• Document procedures for recovery operations
• Integrate with change control and application development cycles
• Test recovery

 

 

 


Business Reliance on Electronic Data

Businesses relay on electronic data and the need for backup, storage and security as a crucial survival element no matter the size.

 

Industries such as financial services and healthcare now operate under federal mandates requiring them to have disaster recovery and business continuity programs in place and in many other industries where such programs are not legally required, companies are very aware of the circumstances and put plans in place.

Accidents happen. Natural or man-made emergencies can shut down computers and servers and can make offices (and entire buildings) uninhabitable or unsafe for long periods of time. To compensate for the unexpected - organizations utilize business continuity products and services plans to keep their businesses, firms, healthcare centers up and running in emergencies, and implement disaster recovery plans and programs against the possibility that a computer, server, office or entire building becomes unusable as a result of a catastrophe.

 


 

 

Businesses Overlook Risk that could Shut Doors Permanantly

In a Small Business Survey conducted at America's Small Business Summit 2010, held May 17-19, 2010 in Washington, D.C - it was reported that :
 

"Business Owners largely focus their efforts on growing their business and, too often, they overlook risks that could stunt that growth and/or even shut their doors for business permanently. The most successful owners are those that balance their pursuit of growth with a prudent approach to risk management."

"44 percent of small businesses are operating without a Business Continuity Plan and only 36 percent have ever spoken with anyone about developing one, despite data from the American Red Cross that indicates that as many as 40 percent of small businesses do not reopen after a disaster. Over 60% of businesses confronted by a major disaster close by two years, according to the Association of Records Managers and Administrators."
 

Planning for disasters is important because disasters, unfortunately, always happen; as the news over the past decade proves. How would you feel if you were a small business owner in:
 

- New Orleans, USA during Hurricane Katrina
- Phuket, Thailand when the Tsunami hit in 2004
- New York City on 9/11, 2001 when terrorists struck
- Wenchuan, May 2008 when a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake devastated southwest China?
 

Would your business be positioned to continue operating?
 

Would you be in business today?

 

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Are you at Risk? If you don’t have a business continuity plan in place – the answer is simply … Yes.
By not having a Business Continuity Program in place, we put our assets, our people, and our stakeholders at risk. A good Business Continuity Program starts at the top. It must have the buy-in of the board of directors, senior management, all the way down to the people who execute the plan. In other words, business continuity is everyone's responsibility because business continuity is a part of security.


Today, not having a Business Continuity Program, or having a program comprised of poor or mediocre plan(s), will definitely put your company at risk as it relates to IT security; Cyber-attacks, virus infections or even a DoS attack.


Don't know where to start? Call today to get your Business Assessment and see where your business is at risk. Every business needs to be prepared and plan - before it happens
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Congratulations! Your business survived another year! Not easy to say these days.

Now it is time to think ahead and finally get that check on your do list marked off with a Business Continuity Plan or have your existing plan reviewed and tested. A business continuity plan should be part of every business owner’s responsibility, for employees and customers, to ensure their safety and your services are protected if a disaster were to happen this year. Plans are available for all size businesses. Just ensuring that your IT infrastructure is safe and backed up off-site, your software, client files, documents is a great start to ensuring you can be back up and running if you need to work from an alternate location.


Don't know where to start? Call today to get your Business Assessment and see where your business is at risk. Every business needs to be prepared and plan - before it happens!

 

 


 

Experienced Business Disaster Recovery Planning and Continuity Solutions

 

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues.

 

Unfortunately, a key element in business planning that is not included in most planning is planning for the unexpected. Planning for a successful future of your business should include what will or can occur if there is a disaster that can completely change the goals that were developed in the financial planning of your business.

 

A key element of Business Planning is planning for the unexpected. 

 

KEY ELEMENTS TO BUSINESS PLANNING

1. Executive Summary

Your executive summary is a snapshot of your business plan as a whole and touches on your company profile and goals.

2. Company Description

Your company description provides information on what you do, what differentiates your business from others, and the markets your business serves. 

3. Market Analysis

Before launching your business, it is essential for you to research your business industry, market and competitors.

4. Organization & Management

Every business is structured differently. Find out the best organization and management structure for your business.

5. Service or Product Line

What do you sell? How does it benefit your customers? What is the product lifecycle? 

6. Marketing & Sales

How do you plan to market your business? What is your sales strategy?

7. Funding Request

If you are seeking funding for your business, find out about the necessary information you should include in your plan.

8. Financial Projections

If you need funding, providing financial projections to back up your request is critical. Include information you need to include in your financial projections for your small business.

9. Appendix

Include information such as resumes, permits and leases.


How to Make Your Business Plan Stand Out

Include what your plan is in the event of a disaster and how you plan to continue the success of your business in the event of theft, fire, flood, storm etc... that can put extreme financial hardship on a new business.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, our company is owned and operated by experienced individuals with over eighty years-combined Business Analysis experience and consulting backgrounds. 

 

At The Business Continuity Planning Group, we are acutely aware of the daily demands as well as the personal pressures within today's business environment. 

 

Our team of professionals have been instrumental in assisting numerous companies in the following industries with the successful development of their Business Continuity process.

 

Contact us today for more information on how to include a Business Continuity Plan in your Business Planning Report.

 


 

The purpose of Business Continuity Planning is to develop procedures designed to enable your business to maintain “at least a minimum level of service” to assure there will be a business to recover, in the event of an unexpected interruption.

 

Disasters happen.

 

 

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Services provided by Business Continuity Planning Group

 

Business Impact Analysis in Florida

Risk Assessment in Florida

Plan Development in Florida

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