How prepared are you? How prepared ought you be?

A short story …

A clever overlay from last year.

Once upon a time, in the bustling city of New York, there was a small family-owned business named “Lighthouse Marketing”. The business was doing exceptionally well and was generating substantial profits for the family. However, the owner, Mr. James, was always concerned about the future of his business. He knew that life is unpredictable, and anything could happen at any time.

One fine day, as he was sitting in his office, reading the news, he came across a story about a major hurricane that had hit the east coast of the United States.

The story talked about how the hurricane had caused widespread damage, and many businesses were struggling to recover from the losses. This story left James feeling uneasy and worried about the fate of his business, should something similar occur.

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Determined to avoid such a scenario, James began researching business continuity planning. He spent hours studying and exploring different strategies and scenarios for protecting his business. He started by assessing the potential risks and vulnerabilities that his business could face, including natural disasters, cybersecurity threats, and economic upheavals.


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Based on his research, Mr. James developed a comprehensive business continuity plan that covered all aspects of his business. He used AgileBCP to identify critical business operations that needed to be protected at all costs, such as customer data and accounting records. He also ensured that his employees were well-trained and prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

His hard work and dedication paid off when one day a major power outage hit the city. Most businesses were forced to shut down, but Lighthouse Marketing was still up and running. Thanks to Mr. James’ foresight and planning, his business was able to continue operating even during the crisis. He had put in place the necessary measures to keep the business running smoothly, such as backup generators, cloud-based technology and remote working options.

From that day on, Mr. James never worried about the future of his business again. He knew that, no matter what the circumstances, his business would be able to weather any storm. His experience inspired other business owners in the city to take similar steps to protect their businesses, and the entire community was better prepared for any potential risks or threats that might arise.

The end.

Author: John Salter Consulting Services

John Salter - owner of John Salter Consulting Services - specialising in the facilitation of risk-based capability reviews; needs-based training; business continuity planning; crisis management exercises; and organisational debriefing. Recognised for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm” Ref: Barrister H Selby, Inquest Handbook, 1998. Distracted by golf, camping, fishing, reading, red wine, movies and theatre.

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