Building small business resilience
The NSW Small Business Commission has launched Get back to business - a guide to recovering from disaster. The resources are hosted on our website in an article on 'Building small business resilience.' Their availability is quite timely given the challenging and difficult circumstances many communities and small businesses are experiencing across NSW.
Disasters such as bushfires, floods, cyber-attacks or severe storms can devastate small businesses. But when disaster hits small businesses, what should they do? The process of recovery can seem overwhelming, particularly when you don’t have a plan.
Planning and preparing in business is simply good business. Preparing and being ready if a disaster hits could be the difference between a business being out of action for a few days or never reopening. That’s why we've developed a range of resources to help small business owners both prepare and recover from disasters.
Get back to business - a guide to recovering from disaster is a step-by-step guide for business owners dealing with a disaster. It outlines how small businesses can recover and even bounce back better than ever. The guide provides information on the five phases of disaster recovery – from the moment disaster hits to the days, weeks and months ahead. There are action checklists on how business owners can work through each phase of recovery. There are also several case studies highlighting lessons learned by other small businesses who have been faced with disaster.
The Insurance claims for small business guide also helps small business owners in the recovery phase, guiding them through the often complicated insurance claims process and providing advice if they encounter issues with providers.
These resources complement the NSW Government’s Get Ready Business - five step guide to preparing for disasters (2018), which helps business owners prepare for disaster in five simple steps.
Access and get the resources now:
For further details and assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch:
By phone: 1300 795 534, or
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From all of us at the NSW Small Business Commission we wish you and your families a merry Christmas and a safe festive season.
The Small Business Friendly Councils Team
NSW Small Business Commission