Don’t Let A Bad Day Affect Your Business Continuity

Posted By on November 19th, 2019

The 19th November is Have a Bad Day Day. The idea behind the day is to encourage people to embrace the fact that they are having a bad day. 

At First Recovery we know that everyone has a bad day from time to time. And when it comes to running a business this is no different. You must embrace that fact that you will have bad days. But know that it is important to not let these affect your business. 

By acknowledging that you will have bad days and that disaster events can strike any business at any time, you can put a plan in place to minimise the disruption to your business continuity.

When running a business, a bad day can come in many forms. 

These can range from the more minor, short term events such as:

  • Having a power outage which means you cannot use your IT systems
  • Bad weather which creates difficulty for staff and customers to get to your premises
  • A delay in stock reaching your business 

To the more significant, disaster events:

  • Being the victim of a cyber-attack
  • Suffering a fire at your premises 
  • Being impacted by flooding
  • One of your suppliers going into administration putting pressure on your business 

One of the best ways to ensure that your business can cope with the impacts of a disaster event can be making sure that you have a business continuity plan in place

A business continuity plan will typically set out the processes and procedures to undertake if an event which has a negative impact on your business should occur. The aim of the business continuity plan is to allow you to approach any situation in a calm and strategic way. Therefore, enabling you to respond as quickly as possible to minimise the impact that a bad day has on your business.

So, this ‘Have a Bad Day Day’ why not give some thought to what a bad day could mean for your business and either review your business continuity plan or put one in place if you haven’t already done so. Read our recent blog on the four steps to creating a business continuity plan for useful tips on where to start.

First Recovery are specialists in disaster recovery and can work to support your business in the times when you are most at need. We can get you back up and running in temporary offices and with back up IT systems within 24 hours of a disaster striking.  For more information on how we can help get in touch with us today.