Resources for Business Emergency & Continuity Plans 

1. Business Emergency Plans

American Red Cross



Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Institute for Business & Home Safety

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

Small Business Administration

Sample Plans

  • 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  sample plan is for nonprofits, but seems general enough for an artist's business with employees (MS Word document).

2. Business Continuity Plans

  • The Institute for Business & Home Safety's Open for Business continuity plan is a great resource: (go to Open for Business). The Basic version is an online training series. The Online version is designed so you can store the results of your continuity plan online. It is, however, only available through the user's insurance company. See if your insurance company is a member of IBHS (go to About/IBHS Members/IBHS Member Companies)  

Sample Plans

  • Open for Business - Institute for Business & Home Safety's business continuity planning forms in pdf and word format, and video training sessions (you must sign up for these).