Faster Disaster Recovery: The Business Owner's Guide to Developing a Business Continuity Plan

  • 2h 5m
  • Jennifer H. Elder, Samuel F. Elder
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

Protect your company’s finances in the event of a disaster

In the face of an environmental or man-made disaster, it’s imperative to have a contingency plan that’s mapped out your corporation’s strategy to minimize the impact on the daily functions or life of the corporation. Successful planning not only can limit the damage of an unforeseen disaster but also can minimize daily mishaps—such as the mistaken deletion of files—and increase a business's overall efficiency.

Faster Disaster Recovery provides a 10-step approach for business owners on creating a disaster recovery plan (from both natural and man-made events). Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions that allow business owners to explore their particular situation.

  • Covers natural events such as earthquakes and floods
  • Provides guidance on dealing with man-made events such as terrorist attacks
  • Offers worksheets to make your contingency plans
  • Includes several examples throughout the book

There’s no time like the present to develop a business contingency plan—and this book shows you how.

About the Author

JENNIFER H. ELDER, CSP, CPA, CGMA, CMA, CIA, CFF, is President of The Sustainable CFO. The company specializes in strategic consulting, business and executive coaching, and leadership development. In addition, she is an instructor for the AICPA and focuses on audit and accounting updates.

In this Book

  • Business Disaster Defined
  • Why You Need a Plan
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Step 1—Obtain Management Support
  • Step 2—Assemble a Planning Team
  • Step 3—Collect Data
  • Step 4—Evaluate Operations
  • Step 5—Identify and Evaluate Risks
  • Step 6—Determine Recovery Strategies
  • Steps 7–10—Create, Communicate, Test, and Regularly Update Your Written Plan
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Computer Systems—Disaster Prevention and Recovery
  • Special Disaster Issues
  • Conclusion