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Everyone needs a backup plan - just like every company needs a business continuity plan

Business continuity is serious business, so it’s no easy feat when someone succeeds in approaching the subject in an educational and entertaining way.

This video for the Homeland Security Business Continuity Planning Suite is one of the best we’ve seen – not only is it enjoyable to watch, but it’s also quite effective at communicating core business continuity concepts and highlighting the benefits of planning. In just a few minutes, the video manages to cover a variety of disasters including a loss of power, hurricane, fire, and a human threat. It would be perfect to use for kicking off a planning workshop or meeting, or circulating to department leads or plan writers to increase their awareness.

Developed by DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate and FEMA, the Homeland Security Business Continuity Planning Suite helps prepare users to write their own plans. Their site offers other videos that explain why business continuity planning is important and insights into how organizations can begin the planning process.

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Who wouldn’t rather be the guy on the left? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Business Continuity Planning” video provides a persuasive, fresh take on key planning concepts.