Free business continuity template

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Using this business continuity template

When filling out this business continuity plan, it helps to have scenarios in mind. Think about what you’d do if some of these things below went wrong. They could be crises within the business or in the world around you.

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    Losing key staff or a big client
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    Failure of critical equipment
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    Shipping and supply chain issues
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    Natural disasters
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    National or global financial shocks

Resources for resilience

As you work through this business continuity plan template, you’ll see ways to make your business stronger. You may want to know more about:

Types of business structure

Your business structure can affect your levels of legal and financial protection.

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Types of business insurance

Insurance can cover things like property, staff, public liability and business continuation.

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Find a bookkeeper or accountant

Accoutnants and bookkeepers can help build financial resilience into your business budgets.

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Xero does not provide accounting, tax, business or legal advice. This template has been provided for information purposes only. You should consult your own professional advisors for advice directly relating to your business.

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