|5 reasons you need a continuity plan|
As a business owner or manager, you know that running a business is not easy. There is always something that can put your business in harm’s way or hurt your bottom line; something that needs your attention. This is simply a part of business. But there are steps you can take to minimize any adverse effects from both the external and internal environment. One of those steps is the adoption of a Business Continuity Plan.
Some companies are hesitant to adopt a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) because of the perceived costs and complexity involved. We won’t deny that plans are usually on the complex side, but there are good reasons as to why your company should adopt one. Here’s five.
1. Your business will be seen as more valuable
3. Potentially lower insurance premiums
4. More efficient communication
A BCP also fosters communication plans during disasters, both within the organization – most employees have a role, and will need to work together to pull through – and outside – customers, suppliers and other stakeholders will be contacting you. If your employees know how to communicate what needs to be done, effects of the disaster will be minimized.
If you are looking to implement a business continuity plan, or improve on an already existing one, please contact us today. We may have a solution for you.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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