Business continuity is much more than just a fancy word for ‘back-up’ – Business Continuity Planning (BCP) will help you prepare for any disruptive events.
It is a comprehensive approach to making sure you can keep the business going, not only after a natural disaster, but also in the event of smaller disruptions including illness or other challenges that businesses face from time to time.
Your BCP must be thought out, written down, and distributed to key team members well ahead of any incident that could cause a disruption to your operations. It should be a continual process and not something that is undertaken just once. Copies should be stored off site – it sounds obvious but it’s often overlooked