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Building small business resilience

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Disasters such as bushfires, floods or cyberattacks can be devastating to a small businesses. Having a response plan will help you get back to business sooner

Preparing for a disaster is simply good business. It could be the difference between your business being out of action for a few days or never reopening. That’s why we've developed a range of resources to help small business owners both prepare and recover from disasters.

Prepare for the unexpected – Build a Business Continuity Plan provides practical advice on managing disruptions, as well as a series of easy to use templates that enables small business owners to develop a personalised Business Continuity Plan.

Get Back to Business - a guide to recovering from disaster is a step-by-step guide for business owners dealing with a disaster. The guide provides information on the five phases of disaster recovery – from the moment disaster hits to the days, weeks and months ahead. There are action checklists on how business owners can work through each phase of recovery. There are also several case studies highlighting lessons learned by other small businesses who have been faced with disaster.

The Insurance claims for small business guide also helps small business owners in the recovery phase, guiding them through the often complicated insurance claims process and providing advice on handling problems with their insurer.

Get Ready Business - a five step guide to preparing for disasters helps business owners prepare for disaster in five simple steps.