We look at business continuity as a process of responces to specific events that have a potential to negatively impact the business.
It is therefore beneficial regardless of the size of your busiess to think about the key dependencies for it to continue to suceed by having answers to the following simple questions;
The list seems endless and a bit frightening in its potential impact, but the impact would be far greater and more stressful if Contingency Plans are not in place. We cannot predict every threat to our businesses but by sensible, realistic safety nets we can emable are business to weather any storm.
Check out http://www.thebci.org/index.php/resources/what-is-business-continuity for further information on Business Continuity.