Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses
This guide, produced by the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network under the Disaster Relief Program, is designed as a working guide that will direct you through the steps as you consider how to proceed post-disaster, as well as how to prepare for a possible threat or natural disaster.
For a business to be able to recover from an emergency or natural disaster, planning is the first step. The sections that make up business continuity planning are:
- Prepare: Includes risk assessment, mitigation, planning and training (output: emergency action and recovery plans)
- Response: A step-by-step execution of your plan
- Recovery (or continuity): Continue your business using your recovery plan
This guide offers structure and simple steps to help you through your recovery and planning process. We recommend you use this guide in conjunction with your local Colorado SBDC Certified Business Consultant.