Disaster Planning

According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, up to 25 percent of small businesses never reopen following a disaster. When disaster strikes, having a plan and being able to put it into immediate action can can ensure that you’re back in business quickly and able to provide products and services to your customers, regardless of the type or scale of interruption.

The resources on this page are intended to help Middle Tennessee businesses prepare for various types of crises and minimize the impact of those crises on their operations.

Build Your Plan

Preparedness begins with creating a continuity plan that meets the needs of your business. We have provided basic guidelines to help businesses of any size develop a business continuity plan. The document contains templates you can use as you work through the process.

Download the PDF of the guidebook below.

Preparing your Business for a Disaster: A Basic Guide for Business Continuity Planning

Disaster Resource Library

This page contains links to local, state and federal resources that can help educate and prepare you for various aspects of disaster recovery.

What You Need to Know

The presentations linked below were developed to provide brief overviews of the basic elements of planning for a disaster, recovering from a disaster, and creating a crisis communications plan for your business.



The information on this site is intended as a guide and resource, providing helpful advice. It is not all-encompassing. It is not intended by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as an ironclad planning solution immunizing the company from a disaster or a disaster’s impact on operations and profitability.