New toolkit for small businesses streamlines business continuity planning

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TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, today the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety ( IBHS ) launched an updated edition of its free business continuity planning toolkit, Open for Business-EZ (OFB-EZ), to help small businesses prepare for a variety of disasters that could threaten operations. The new streamlined OFB-EZ walks small businesses through the steps to build and maintain a business continuity plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover faster from a minor disruption or a major disaster.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities, making their survival critical to recovery after a disaster. Yet, not accounting for the impact of the current pandemic, it is estimated that one in four small businesses forced to close by a disaster will

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