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Owning or managing a business leaves little time to devote to planning ahead for a disaster that may never happen.  But everything from a natural catastrophe to a power outage or storeroom flood could force a business to close its doors.  And anything that disrupts operations can mean big trouble for the bottom line or competitive advantage.

Open for Business® Online is available exclusively to IBHS member insurance companies, their agents and policyholders.  This free online program can help small business owners keep their doors open following a natural, man-made or technological disaster, reduce the potential for loss, and recover more quickly.

Open for Business® Online provides interactive forms and organizes data into a variety of reports that ultimately produce business protection plans. Everything is stored on IBHS’ secure data server and is accessible by the plan developers 24/7 via any Internet connection.

NEW! To maximize your business continuity planning efforts, utilize the optional Advanced Track documents within your Open for Business® Online plan. The information will help you prepare for even the most demanding situations, and incorporates additional core elements of emergency preparedness and business continuity planning reflected in national and international standards.

Open for Business® Basic Advanced Track Documents

To maximize your continuity planning efforts, users of Open for Business® Basic or Open for Business® Online can follow the optional Advanced Track sessions. The six Advanced Track document contents enhance the existing material and further align Open for Business® with business continuity planning best practices. The Advanced Track is designed for businesses that want a more comprehensive continuity program.

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Don’t Let a Disaster Drive You Out of Business


Open for Business® Basic Trainer

We understand that many small business owners or managers live and breathe their jobs. This leaves little time to devote to planning ahead for a disaster that may never strike. It’s a risky balance because if a business interruption does occur, those who have a financial stake in the business may never recover.

To help ease the planning process, IBHS has created this FREE online training series to help with time management as you follow along with the Open for Business® toolkit. This series consists of eight sessions, accompanied by assignments. By the end of each session, you will have completed another part of your Open for Business® toolkit, culminating in your completed business continuity plan.


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