Resources for Business Emergency & Continuity Plans 

1. Business Emergency Plans

American Red Cross www.redcross.org

CERF www.craftemergency.org

FEMA www.fema.gov

Heritage Emergency National Task Force www.heritagepreservation.org

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) www.disastersafety.org/

  • A wealth of information on business and home safety and disaster preparedness. Information is concise and accessible

Small Business Administration www.sba.gov

Sample Plans

  • Ready.gov has a printable pdf form to fill in as a planning aid, and tips for every business to be prepared.

  • Sample Disaster Plan - From Texas C-BAR  www.texascbar.org  sample plan is for nonprofits, but seems general enough for an artist's business with employees (MS Word document).

2. Business Continuity Plans

Sample Plans

  • Open for Business - The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety's OFB-EZTM streamlined business continuity program is a great resource for small to medium sized businesses. Business owners can download the free OFB-EZ toolkit and create their own business continuity plan using eight easy-to-use modules.

 

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