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3 Practical Strategies to Protect Your Small Business During Covid-19

By Justin Hayes | October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020 / Justin Hayes Ensure the Future of Your Company Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise a massive portion of American industry. In fact, 99% of all businesses have less than 500 employees; 98% of them have fewer than 100, and small businesses drive nearly 50% of all America’s non-agrarian GDP. SMEs drive…

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The Anatomy of a Crisis Management Plan

By Justin Hayes | October 8, 2020

4 key strategies to protect your business against risk By Justin Hayes No executive expects a crisis to strike. But every day organizations fall prey to the unforeseen. One study found that 40% of businesses fail after natural disasters. Yet, only half of all businesses have a crisis management plan in place.  This is surprising,…

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What is Business Continuity?

By Chesley Brown | September 1, 2020

Before completely rewriting your Business Continuity Plan, it helps to understand the fundamentals of business continuity. I put together the following FAQ to give you a better understanding of the underlying information and provide a little more context, and hopefully answer some of your lingering questions. Business Continuity FAQ Contact us today to discuss how…

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How to Prepare for Economic Risk

By Chesley Brown | July 21, 2020

Best Strategies for Building Resiliency How to position your business for uncertainty If there is one aspect of business that is certain, it’s uncertainty. It might also be the understatement of the year to say that 2020 has had its fair share of uncertainty. Although you may feel like the odds are stacked against you…

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The Risk Takers Podcast Series Launches Today!

By Chesley Brown | July 9, 2020

Chesley Brown Launches the Risk Takers Podcast Series Security Risk Management experts Chesley Brown Companies today announced the launch of “The Risk Takers Podcast Series” — a highly bingeable podcast hosted by veteran risk management professional, entrepreneur, and Chesley Brown Chairman, Brent Brown. The show, which is uploaded every Tuesday showcases stories from notable security…

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10 Steps for Building a Crisis Management Communication Strategy

By Chesley Brown | June 23, 2020

Small changes have a big impact. As a public health crisis of worldwide proportions comes into focus, it is imperative for individuals, organizations, and nations to develop effective resilience strategies, including communications and outreach as part of any comprehensive crisis management plan. Chesley Brown has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by making our Resource Center…

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7 Tips the Pros Won’t Tell You About Budgeting For Risk

By Chesley Brown | May 28, 2020

Every business must create its own process for identifying, testing, and budgeting for risk. We studied the data and talked to several industry-leading CSOs to find out how they do it. How much should your company spend on security? The simple answer: It depends. Whether we’re talking physical security, cybersecurity, or risk mitigation practices, every…

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The Future of Work

By Chesley Brown | May 21, 2020

The Future of Work: Protecting Trade Secrets Written by: Dell Spry Many businesses, both large and small, are desperately seeking ways to keep their companies operational with all of  the closures and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 virus crashing in on them. Hopefully, most have an established continuity of business plan to guide them through…

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Managing Risk During a Pandemic

By Chesley Brown | May 12, 2020

5 Tips for Conducting Better Risk Assessments for a Pandemic In earlier sections, we discussed the need for a risk-based approach and outlined 6 New Business Risks to consider when preparing your business for coronavirus. The Covid-19 pandemic and recession will affect every business, but to what extent will vary based on industry, geography, company…

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6 New Risks for Businesses post COVID-19

By Chesley Brown | May 5, 2020

Coronavirus: 6 New Business Risks Your risk management strategy can and should play an important role in managing your business’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. By implementing the right risk management strategies for coronavirus, your company can reduce your exposure to the risks presented by this and future crises. I want to discuss some of…

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