Resources for Business Emergency & Continuity Plans
1. Business Emergency Plans
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
Heritage Emergency National Task Force www.heritagepreservation.org
Institute for Business & Home Safety www.disastersafety.org/
Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
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
The Institute for Business & Home Safety's Open for Business continuity plan is a great resource: www.disastersafety.org (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)