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Be Ready Business is the State’s emergency preparedness campaign for Utah’s private sector.

Be Ready Business encourages the private sector to build their Business Continuity Plans and Emergency Response Plans, encourages the provision of local forums where the private sector can receive support towards private sector preparedness, provides tools and resources that enable steps towards a resilient private sector, and recognizes prepared businesses.

As you prepare your business to bounce back after any disaster please consider the following:

  1. 40% to 60% of businesses disrupted by a disaster without a continuity plan never reopen.
  2. Companies that cannot resume operations within 10 days after a disaster’s first impact are not likely to survive.
  3. However companies with an exercised business continuity plan  recover faster than businesses without a plan at all.
  4. Companies with a business continuity plan are the least likely to develop communication problems with their stakeholders.
  5. Employees are 76-86% more likely to become emergency prepared when encouraged by employers.

Have a disaster preparedness plan on hand and resolve to dust it off, update it, and exercise it. At no cost to you, Be Ready Business can help you update your plan, or help you create a plan as well as support you with putting together an exercise that meets the needs of your organization.

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Business Continuity Planning

Learn the principles and discover tools to help you build a Business Continuity Plan.

Business Continuity Planning Toolbox
Online Business Continuity Planning Training

Private Sector Preparedness Council

A Private Sector Preparedness Council (PSPC) helps connect the community's private sector to emergency preparedness principles and practices.

Private Sector Preparedness Councils
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Every business relies on computers and the Internet, making this human-caused hazard one of the likeliest and largest threats your company faces. Educate your employees on safe Internet use and harden your systems against attacks.


Workplace CERT

Build a workforce that knows how to respond in a disaster. The Workplace Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Starter Guide will help you. See the CERT Website to learn more about CERT.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Business Watch

Business Watch is Neighborhood Watch for the private sector and the tools and resources are provided by the National Sheriffs Association.  Also here is the Business Watch Brochure that may help get you started. The Neighborhood Watch Toolkit may provide valuable information to help you in your efforts.

Business Watch