Assess the Damage
- Have any of your employees been affected by the disaster?
- Can you find other staff members to remotely replace absent employees?
- Has your building been damaged?
- Are the utilities in your facility still connected?
- What is the state of your computer infrastructure and data?
- If customer, product or vendor data has been lost, how can it be restored?
Do a Serious Financial Evaluation
- How much cash does your company have on hand to repair any damage?
- Have you estimated enough money for a restart?
- What damage will your insurance cover?
- How soon will your insurance company pay the claim?
- Will the insurance claim cover all the damage costs?
Restart in Sequence
- Is your customer, product and vendor data accessible?
- Can the data be run on a system compatible with your business’s network?
- Do you have employees with the necessary skills to restart your business?
- Have you contacted your vendors to see if they are able to deliver the office technology your business needs within your recovery time frame?
Look for Disaster Assistance
- Have you sought federal, state, community or relief assistance?
- Do you have a plan for recovering your business without assistance?
If you found these assessment questions helpful, view the full article from Barry Moltz here.