Prevent Business Disruption With a Business Continuity Plan
The OFB-EZ (Open for Business-EZ) toolkit helps small businesses take important steps they need to keep functioning in the event of a major disaster or even a small disruption. The goal is to continue to perform the most critical operations, which will help reduce short- and long-term losses to your bottom line.
Build ties with your community and outside agencies who can help you recover quickly from a disaster. Maintain communications with community leaders, public safety organizations (such as fire and police departments, and emergency medical services), government agencies, utility companies, and others.
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OFB-EZ Mobile guides users through an easy process to create a recovery plan that will help even the smallest business recover and re-open quickly after a disaster. The app includes several helpful planning tools, such as evaluation checklists to help business users understand their risks, and forms for users to enter and store important contact information for employees, key customers, suppliers and vendors.
“Having a plan allows us to stay focused on our work, knowing that we already thought it through and can keep business going when something happens.”
President and CEO
Smart Home America
“It creates peace of mind knowing we won’t be caught off guard and unprepared in the case of an emergency.”
Head of People Operations
OFB-EZ is a free business continuity tool designed to help even the smallest businesses focus on planning for any type of business interruption, so they can quickly re-open and resume operations following a disaster.
The OFB-EZ tool helps small businesses take the steps they need to keep functioning in the event of a major disaster or a smaller disruption. The goal is to continue to perform your most critical operations, which will help reduce short- and long-term losses to your bottom line.
Additional benefits are that you will be contributing to your community’s resiliency by keeping your employees on the job and your goods and services available to your customers. The suggested planning exercises in the online tool are a great way to build teamwork, and make sure that all of your employees know what to do in the event of an emergency.
OFB-EZ is designed for the small business owner.
Business owners can download the free OFB-EZ toolkit and create their own business continuity plan using ten modules. After completing the modules, business owners should make multiple copies of their plan and store them both at their business and in a safe, off-site location.
The OFB-EZ toolkit will enable small businesses to:
- Identify the business activities that are essential for continued operation during a disruption;
- Deal with risks faced by the organization; and
- Create an easy-to-use recovery plan tailored to the individual business, providing confidence if the worst occurs.
Multiple, fillable forms can be combined to create one complete document which can be:
- Printed and distributed to staff,
- Saved to your hard drive,
- Saved on a password-protected flash drive,
- Saved to the cloud,
- As well as many other options.
No. This unique, easy-to-use tool does not require any previous experience with or knowledge of business continuity planning.