Resources for Business Emergency & Continuity Plans 

1. Business Emergency Plans

American Red Cross



Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

  • 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

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.