Most of the time, I find myself talking to companies that have been in business for a while: typically more than three years. At that stage, they are receptive to thoughts about protecting the investment the owners have made in the business. However, it has to be said that thinking about Business Continuity right from the start has a lot to recommend it: after all, startups are just as likely to be disrupted as established businesses.
Embedding the process of thinking about how to deal with disruption when building your Business As Usual processes is a lot easier than having to retro-fit them at a later date. More importantly, always considering the impact of change on the ability of the business to serve its customers is a management discipline that is best learned early in your career as an entrepreneur.
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