Reviewing pre-disaster business operations

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At this stage, this doesn’t need to be a lengthy process. It could be a simple SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis.

Some areas to consider in this analysis include operational procedures, marketing strategies, financial results, staff levels, customers, markets and technology. For instance, ask if it would be better to adopt new technologies when you reopen your business rather than replace existing equipment?

Lessons learned from the evaluation of your business before the disaster should be incorporated into your recovery plan. 

Disaster recovery toolkit