Planning Resources To Help You Get Started


FEMA – Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry

This guide provides step-by-step advice to organizations on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program.

MN HSEM – Business Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness planning for businesses is more than just data backup and fire drills.  An informed, educated and trained workforce provides the best protection for any company from emergencies or disasters. Use this resource for some guidelines on preparing your business for emergencies and disasters.

SBA - Prepare My Business

Disaster planning and preparedness can be your lifeline to staying in business. With proper education, planning, testing and disaster assistance, all things that are offered through this website, you will be able to stay in business through any interruption and beyond.

American Red Cross/OSHA – Get Started; Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses

Having an emergency preparedness plan in place is as important to the survival of your small business as your business plan. Consider now how a natural, human-caused or public health disaster such as a pandemic flu event could affect your employees, customers and workplace. Would business operations continue? Ask yourself these questions and use the checklist to help you get back in business after a disaster.

Do1Thing – Small Steps Toward Being Prepared for an Emergency

Do 1 Thing has developed a 12 month program to help you get your business ready by taking a small step each month. Unlike our usual program, it is important that businesses start at month one, and go in order as each month builds on the last month.

Disaster Recovery Journal – Business Continuity Glossary

This glossary is an initiative of the Editorial Advisory Board of DRJ. This committee of industry experts solicits the input of business continuity professionals on an ongoing basis and incorporates the feedback into its consideration of industry terms and definitions.

Continuity Central Archive – Business Continuity, Enterprise Risk & Resilience Updates 

Continuity Central provides a number of free newsletters which are distributed by email, as well as other resources applicable to businesses worldwide.