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5 key areas of a disaster plan

Posted by John Powter

May 22, 2014 4:28:00 PM

Recently, a new customer went through our risk identification process where we found several areas of hazard, business, and strategic risk he faced.  One of the items was the lack of a disaster plan.  Having had clients go through every major catastrophe over the last 20 years - Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, Hurricanes Katrina & Sandy, and the Moore, OK tornadoes; our firm is aware of the need for such planning.


Unfortunately, that same client had a massive fire 6 months later that wiped out his main plant.  Through the amazing culture and planning efforts he and his staff did over the year, I am proud to report they didn't miss one delivery to a customer.  Each of his competitors called all his customers to take advantage of the situation. Imagine the brand recognition and comfort his customers had when they realized he had a business continuation plan and it worked. My questions to you are simple:  would your employees stay if you couldn’t provide a paycheck?  How many customers would continue to be loyal if you didn’t open your door?


As many as 40 percent of businesses forced to suspend operations due to a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen their doors.  Download our 5 key points in a disaster plan and contact our office today to schedule a review of your continuation plan.  Don't be the 40% who never open again!




Topics: Risk Management

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