Business Continuity Planning

A contingency plan to keep your business running.

Protect your operations from the unplanned with professional guidance.

A Business Continuity Plan establishes the way that an organization will respond to an unplanned incident. This ensures that downtime is limited and operations are able to continue for the benefit of those who rely on the business – customers, employees, investors, creditors, etc.

One of the biggest risks to a business’ operations could be the sudden incapacitation of a key employee (e.g. founder or owner) due to an unexpected illness or death. The plan also covers disruption from events ranging from natural disasters to regulatory changes.

Unplanned events could impact a business in one or many of the following ways: 

Approach

With a Business Continuity Plan, alternative ways of operating are quickly put into action allowing for resources to be focused on strategically responding to the disruption. Our Business Continuity Plan approach enables our clients to take proactive management control of any business interruption and reduce confusion about what steps need to be taken by whom to prevent delays to recovery.

As a go-to-partner, businesses contact us to:

  • review and test existing Business Continuity plans;
  • work alongside their management teams serving in an interim continuity management capacity to advise on potential continuity gaps;
  • conduct thorough business impact analyses to create actionable Business Continuity plans.

More complex operations require a deeper evaluation of business risks and possible scenarios. Our scope may be broad, but our focus is singular: reduce organizational response time and effort during an unplanned event.

Benefits

Eases the Burden

Business continuity plans can be complicated. Our comprehensive approach ensures that the details are considered.

Thorough

While we are all human, the chances of leaving out a critical element are reduced when you have professional guidance. 

Relevant and Actionable

In times or uncertainty, the business relies on a plan that is well documented and employees who are prepared to respond.

Avoids Consequences

Minimizes liability for companies that are legally required to have a plan in place to ensure the continuity of their operations.

 

Areas Covered

GOVERNANCE

Identifies the crisis team and back-up person(s) for key positions

OPERATIONAL

Identifies workarounds for core operational tasks, outlines responses to different scenarios, captures stakeholder information, etc.

FINANCIAL

Outlines how the business’ finances will be managed in a disruption

SUPPORT

Provides an outline of the elements necessary to bring all elements together in a cohesive way including a communications strategy

Operational Continuity & Peace of Mind

for Business Owners. Investors. Creditors. Employees.