Resilient Business Challenge

Mitigate Your Risks, Get Prepared

The Resilient Business Challenge is a self-guided tool curated by state and local economic development experts that includes five detailed steps to business resiliency.

Who is This For

Small to medium-sized businesses ready to dedicate themselves to workplace resilience and invest in a comprehensive curriculum, either at their own pace or in a workshop setting — that will help prepare for many types of disasters or business interruptions.


What to Expect

The Resilient Business Challenge includes a detailed five-step training covering topics such as Identifying Impacts of Disruption and Strengthening Facilities. You will review all the primary areas of focus and document their application to your own business.

How it Works

The Challenge will walk you through each step and provide you with key information along the way. You can complete the Challenge at any time and at your own pace. When you’ve completed all five steps, you will receive a dated certificate of completion.

Resilient Business Challenge – FAQs

What do I need to get started?

We prompt you at the beginning with materials that you will need to work through the step. For example, step one asks for an inventory list.

How long does the Challenge take?
Each resource within the Challenge has an estimated amount of time you should set aside to complete the action item. The duration will vary depending on your business’ unique characteristics, including size, industry, location, and more. Make sure to review the document ahead of time to gather the documents, employees, and equipment you’ll need to complete it.
Do I have to complete the entire Challenge all at once?

You can complete any portion of the Challenge and then simply pick up where you left off at a later date.

What is the value of the Challenge to my business?
The Resilient Business Challenge is an easy and proactive way of addressing potential interruption incidents that could harm your business. In addition to helping you shore up key vulnerabilities, you’ll receive a completion certificate and badge to let your stakeholders know that you are focused on long-term sustainability.

Topics Covered

Prepare & Anticipate

Document your business functions and identify impacts of disruption.

Support Key Stakeholders

Recognize key relationships with suppliers, vendors, partners; train and care for employees.

Secure & Protect

Strengthen facilities and safeguard data and vital documents.

Adapt & Recover

Understand your insurance and finances and document your contingency options.

Rinse & Repeat

Establish a process to continually re-assess risk at regular, predetermined intervals and trigger points.

Take the Challenge

Ready to get started? Complete the form below to download the Resilient Business Challenge document. Upon completion, you will receive instructions for how to claim your Certificate of Completion.

Download Challenge Doc
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