Crisis Prevention & Restoration

CPR4Biz – Business Emergency Preparedness

We help you and your business - prepare, recover and restore. 

You and your business are more than a statistic.

Business Continuity Planning | Disaster Recovery Planning | Continuity of Operations

Disasters happen.

People get injured, accidents happen, homes become un-occupiable - floods, fires, hurricanes, freezes, blizzards, ice storms, and so much more can affect our lives.

Businesses temporarily close and sometimes permanently. Revenue streams dry up. Expenses continue and often rise significantly.

A custom Business Emergency Preparedness Plan supports Continuity of Operations and Disaster Recovery Planning.

The only thing harder than planning for an emergency is explaining why you didn't. 


Schedule - 1 to 1

Schedule - Insurance Brokers/Agents - Presentation

Schedule - Top Reasons Businesses Don't Plan - Presentation

Schedule - Lost Sales & Income - Presentation

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Order -
Business & Income Resiliency Mini Assessment and Plan



















Shelley holds the container for me that I hold for everyone else.  I could not be calm and carry on without "My Plan". 

Shelley has been supporting my sanity for close to 10 years. My husband is the local Sheriff and Search and Rescue Lead. The calls come in for all kinds of accidents. Few people understand what it's like to sit at home - waiting for a call of all clear - every day. Our home phone rings and we know, we know it's a call for help. And I know my husband will gear up and get into his car and be off. River rescues, fires, evacuations, drownings - those are the worst, flooding and the ever heart wrenching - lost child calls. 

My Plan keeps me calm, reminds me of what is important and ensures that if my family has to evacuate, shelter in or locate each other - we have a plan. Our bags are packed and ready, our documents are ready and kids know the "drill". 

I don't go it alone! 

Wendi - Oregon

Always Answers My Calls

I run a small catering and sandwich service in small town NC. The only grocery for miles is next door and the fire station is across the street. Small Town. When Shelley started working on our plan we hit some interesting glitches. Few Health Departments approve "non standard" water resources which is often "standard" in emergencies. A restaurant can be out of "business" quickly without water. After a few creative twists and problem solving we created a plan that was sound and we placed it into action.

In 2016 a tornado came through town and we activated our plan! We were so grateful to have our plan. Our plan includes a cooperative agreement with the Fire Station to use their facilities if ours went down, moving our well inventoried and stocked catering truck to a safe location and feeding emergency responders. When the Fire Captain called to ask if they could use our facilities due to the damage to theirs - we were ready. Our yes was easy. We had a plan, we fed the emergency responders, we had undamaged stock because our truck was stocked and we got lucky the market and our location were not damaged so we had more. 

Our plan allows us to Give and Support our community in crisis. Our plan has a budget that intentionally had us moving from profits to strategic giving. And it works.

Sherri - North Carolina

Catering to Emergencies

Shelley has worked with me for a while on h ow to manage emergencies. As a long haul trucker I am exceptionally vulnerable. My risks are beyond the obvious. I am an only child and diabetic who is gone 4 months at a time. My biggest concern has always been my aging parents.

Shelley created me a plan to manage multiple types of emergencies. We started with medical for myself and my parents who travel. Addressed vehicle and weather issues which could aggravate my medical issues. Then dealt with the hardest plan - how I would return home - quickly - if my parents had a medical emergency. Facing the subject of the loss of my parents was exceptionally difficult. Shelley helped me and guided me through each step. 

I have a plan, in fact I have 3. I wouldn't be without them; my emergency medical documents, my emergency bag and all the preparations that I'd have never thought of without her. 

Kevin - Missouri

Diabetic - Long Distance Trucker
    The scope will not be known.  The exact situation will not be known until well into the event.
 Some of the worst-hit areas might be the last to be responded to.  Decisions will have to be  made in the absence of complete information.
    Communications will fail.  There are over 30 types of communications failures; most large  emergencies will suffer multiple types of communication failure.   From infrastructure  damage, to system overload, to information not getting to the person or not arriving in  time to misunderstanding what someone else said, communications will fail.
    Situation constantly changing.  What you are responding to might have significantly changed by  the time you actually arrive on scene.  The events of 9/11 offer an example of how quickly  things can change from the start to the finish of an event.
    Emergency services will be affected.  A police car is no better than a passenger vehicle when whiteout conditions occur on a highway.   Flooding blocks the road for an ambulance as  much as any vehicle.  A fire hall is equally likely to be damaged by a tornado as any structure.
    Unusual response required.  If the emergency services are affected, then alternate strategies might be required.  Disasters commonly have pictures of someone doing something unexpected, but  successfully, when your regular response isn’t working.
    Massive Convergence. Convergence of organizations, volunteers, off-duty personnel, government officials and outside media can be truly breathtaking, with hundreds of organizations arriving for a major emergency, let alone a disaster.   Emergency services are often unprepared for the size of the response in support of their operation.  
Businesses that prepare have prepared employees.
Making disaster preparedness a part of our regular lives keeps it simple and cost effective. 

There are literally thousands of subtle, simple and economical things we can do to drastically
improve our emergency readiness. The notion that it might be expensive or complicated has 
come from companies that aggressively market high-priced, unnecessary gear.
Truth: With the right mix of investments, incentives and leadership, 
a business can radically reduce its risk of disasters.

What needs to happen to ensure risk and suffering is minimized 
for those affected by natural disasters?
This myth is one that channel partners hear all the time, and it is completely off base. Although IT is a major component of any Disaster Recovery plan, businesses comprise many more components (buildings, people, processes and so on). Because there is so much to cover in a Disaster Recovery plan, people assigned to a project often don’t know where to start, and they put DR on the back burner (only to become high priority when disaster strikes). Having a trusted partner, like CPR, can help your organization develop a comprehensive project plan, whether it’s custom-made for your business or a tried-and-true plan that is modified to fit your organization.

Crisis Prevention & Restoration

CPR4Biz – Business Emergency Preparedness

Prevention and Mitigation

We help you and your business - prepare, recover and restore. 

You and your business are more than a statistic.

Business Continuity Planning | Disaster Recovery Planning | Continuity of Operations

Disasters happen.

People get injured, accidents happen, homes become un-occupiable - floods, fires, hurricanes, freezes, blizzards, ice storms, and so much more can affect our lives.

Businesses temporarily close and sometimes permanently. Revenue streams dry up. Expenses continue and often rise significantly.

A custom Business Emergency Preparedness Plan supports Continuity of Operations and Disaster Recovery Planning.

The only thing harder than planning for an emergency is explaining why you didn't. 


Schedule - 1 to 1

Schedule - Insurance Brokers/Agents - Presentation

Schedule - Top Reasons Businesses Don't Plan - Presentation

Schedule - Lost Sales & Income - Presentation

--

Order -
Business & Income Resiliency Mini Assessment and Plan



















Assessments and Reviews

Happy Planners

Shelley holds the container for me that I hold for everyone else.  I could not be calm and carry on without "My Plan". 

Shelley has been supporting my sanity for close to 10 years. My husband is the local Sheriff and Search and Rescue Lead. The calls come in for all kinds of accidents. Few people understand what it's like to sit at home - waiting for a call of all clear - every day. Our home phone rings and we know, we know it's a call for help. And I know my husband will gear up and get into his car and be off. River rescues, fires, evacuations, drownings - those are the worst, flooding and the ever heart wrenching - lost child calls. 

My Plan keeps me calm, reminds me of what is important and ensures that if my family has to evacuate, shelter in or locate each other - we have a plan. Our bags are packed and ready, our documents are ready and kids know the "drill". 

I don't go it alone! 

Wendi - Oregon

Always Answers My Calls

I run a small catering and sandwich service in small town NC. The only grocery for miles is next door and the fire station is across the street. Small Town. When Shelley started working on our plan we hit some interesting glitches. Few Health Departments approve "non standard" water resources which is often "standard" in emergencies. A restaurant can be out of "business" quickly without water. After a few creative twists and problem solving we created a plan that was sound and we placed it into action.

In 2016 a tornado came through town and we activated our plan! We were so grateful to have our plan. Our plan includes a cooperative agreement with the Fire Station to use their facilities if ours went down, moving our well inventoried and stocked catering truck to a safe location and feeding emergency responders. When the Fire Captain called to ask if they could use our facilities due to the damage to theirs - we were ready. Our yes was easy. We had a plan, we fed the emergency responders, we had undamaged stock because our truck was stocked and we got lucky the market and our location were not damaged so we had more. 

Our plan allows us to Give and Support our community in crisis. Our plan has a budget that intentionally had us moving from profits to strategic giving. And it works.

Sherri - North Carolina

Catering to Emergencies

Shelley has worked with me for a while on h ow to manage emergencies. As a long haul trucker I am exceptionally vulnerable. My risks are beyond the obvious. I am an only child and diabetic who is gone 4 months at a time. My biggest concern has always been my aging parents.

Shelley created me a plan to manage multiple types of emergencies. We started with medical for myself and my parents who travel. Addressed vehicle and weather issues which could aggravate my medical issues. Then dealt with the hardest plan - how I would return home - quickly - if my parents had a medical emergency. Facing the subject of the loss of my parents was exceptionally difficult. Shelley helped me and guided me through each step. 

I have a plan, in fact I have 3. I wouldn't be without them; my emergency medical documents, my emergency bag and all the preparations that I'd have never thought of without her. 

Kevin - Missouri

Diabetic - Long Distance Trucker

Myths vs Truths

    The scope will not be known.  The exact situation will not be known until well into the event.
 Some of the worst-hit areas might be the last to be responded to.  Decisions will have to be  made in the absence of complete information.
    Communications will fail.  There are over 30 types of communications failures; most large  emergencies will suffer multiple types of communication failure.   From infrastructure  damage, to system overload, to information not getting to the person or not arriving in  time to misunderstanding what someone else said, communications will fail.
    Situation constantly changing.  What you are responding to might have significantly changed by  the time you actually arrive on scene.  The events of 9/11 offer an example of how quickly  things can change from the start to the finish of an event.
    Emergency services will be affected.  A police car is no better than a passenger vehicle when whiteout conditions occur on a highway.   Flooding blocks the road for an ambulance as  much as any vehicle.  A fire hall is equally likely to be damaged by a tornado as any structure.
    Unusual response required.  If the emergency services are affected, then alternate strategies might be required.  Disasters commonly have pictures of someone doing something unexpected, but  successfully, when your regular response isn’t working.
    Massive Convergence. Convergence of organizations, volunteers, off-duty personnel, government officials and outside media can be truly breathtaking, with hundreds of organizations arriving for a major emergency, let alone a disaster.   Emergency services are often unprepared for the size of the response in support of their operation.  
Businesses that prepare have prepared employees.
Making disaster preparedness a part of our regular lives keeps it simple and cost effective. 

There are literally thousands of subtle, simple and economical things we can do to drastically
improve our emergency readiness. The notion that it might be expensive or complicated has 
come from companies that aggressively market high-priced, unnecessary gear.
Truth: With the right mix of investments, incentives and leadership, 
a business can radically reduce its risk of disasters.

What needs to happen to ensure risk and suffering is minimized 
for those affected by natural disasters?
This myth is one that channel partners hear all the time, and it is completely off base. Although IT is a major component of any Disaster Recovery plan, businesses comprise many more components (buildings, people, processes and so on). Because there is so much to cover in a Disaster Recovery plan, people assigned to a project often don’t know where to start, and they put DR on the back burner (only to become high priority when disaster strikes). Having a trusted partner, like CPR, can help your organization develop a comprehensive project plan, whether it’s custom-made for your business or a tried-and-true plan that is modified to fit your organization.