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Business continuity plan template for entrepreneurs

While some companies have developed contingency plans, most have not. This lack of preparedness not only threatens the viability of the Canadian economy but, as in the case of manufacturing, it also jeopardizes the delivery of critical goods that depend on complex supply chain systems. Creating and maintaining a business continuity plan helps ensure that your business has the resources and information needed to deal with an emergency.

A well-designed plan will help you minimize the risk that an emergency poses to your employees, clients and suppliers, the continuity of your business operations and your bottom line.

To plan your business continuity exercise and mitigate the potential effects of an emergency, we suggest that you read our complete article on business continuity planning and use these templates:

Planning team for business continuity

Essential services/functions ranking

Essential services criticalness factor

Action plan for maintaining essential service/activity

Key customers

Critical suppliers

Critical business partners or support providers

List of questions and initiatives

Business continuity plan checklist