Are you prepared to deal with an emergency in your home, your business or your community? September is National Preparedness Month http://www.ready.gov/america/npm10/index.html . If are not prepared now is the time to prepare. If you are prepared, now is the time to ensure your plan is up to date and viable.
From a business planning perspective September would be a great time to review or conduct your risk assessment, examine or conduct your business impact analysis, review or put your recovery solutions in place. In addition, you will want to examine or develop your documentation and conduct an exercise to ensure your plan is viable and would indeed hold up if your organizations activities were to be interrupted by a disruptive event.
Businesses should ensure their plans are based on professional best practices and that the plan addresses life / safety (emergency preparedness), crisis management (responding to the event), business continuity (resumption / recovery of critical and essential functions), and disaster recovery (recovery of the technology assets). Here is a link to more information on professional best practices https://www.drii.org/professionalprac/index.php
Every business should have a plan – Plan to Stay in Business!