“A business continuity plan sounds scary, but it allows you to do much more than just run a business—you have to come out of being the ‘Chief Everything Officer’ and truly become the CEO.” – Adam Moore

An emergency is bound to happen in any organization, whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a small, diverse business. For any business, preparation is better than cure. That’s where the business continuity plan comes in; it’s a wonderful document that helps you and your people navigate times of uncertainty. But did you know that a continuity plan goes far beyond just helping an organization continue its operations amid a crisis?

In this episode, we discuss the “why” and the “how” of creating business continuity plans for small- to medium-sized businesses. We outline the key elements of building a continuity plan. We explore how business continuity plans can help transform business owners into excellent leaders. We explain what makes the US Army one of the most successful organizations in the world. We also highlight how a continuity plan can help business owners sell their businesses and underscore how continuity plans can help leaders communicate clearly amid disasters and crises.

This week on Breaking Barriers:

  • The role of business continuity in small- and medium-sized business
  • The foundations of a business continuity plan
  • Why business continuity plans should be three layers deep
  • Training leaders and employees on the business continuity plan
  • The difference between a business owner and a CEO
  • Cultivating a company culture that could successfully execute a business continuity plan

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