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Building small business resilience
Disasters such as bushfires, floods or cyber-attacks can devastate small businesses. But when disaster hits your business, what do you do? The process of recovery can seem overwhelming, particularly when you don’t have a plan.
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 in managing disruption, 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. It outlines how small businesses can recover and even bounce back better than ever. 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 if they encounter issues with providers.
These resources complement the NSW Government’s Get Ready Business - five step guide to preparing for disasters (2018), which helps business owners prepare for disaster in five simple steps.