Open for Business®

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has developed a new streamlined business continuity program for small businesses that may not have the time or resources to create an extensive plan to recover from business interruptions. Open for Business® (OFB) is the Institute’s comprehensive business continuity planning program, and the new OFB-EZ™ tool is streamlined for small businesses. 


OFB-EZ (Open For Business-EZ) is a free business continuity tool designed to help even the smallest businesses focus on planning for any type of business interruption, so they can quickly re-open and resume operations following a disaster. With its non-technical language and streamlined layout, any business owner can create an easy-to-use recovery plan tailored to the individual business, providing confidence if the worst occurs. 

Business owners create their own business continuity plan using the program’s eight modules. 


Download the OFB-EZ Toolkit - (PDF) 
Download the OFB-EZ Toolkit Individual Forms (PDF and Word)

Additional OFB-EZ Resources



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Open for Business is a property protection and recovery planning tool for small to mid-sized businesses.