Building business resilience: Halifax Partnership helps businesses bounce back

Building business resilience: Halifax Partnership helps businesses bounce back

< Back to Articles | Topics: Working for you | Contributors: Jason Guidry | This is a guest post from Halifax Partnership
(Member since 1996) | Published: October 2, 2023

This is a guest post from Halifax Partnership
(Member since 1996)

When disaster strikes, businesses are often met with urgent and unprecedented needs. This year alone, business owners have weathered several significantly impactful events that interrupted regular operations. Following the wildfires and floods, many businesses found they did not have the necessary plans in place to quickly navigate these unexpected disruptions.

To help you develop a plan that will get your business from response to recovery more quickly, our SmartBusiness team has developed a comprehensive Business Continuity toolkit. Launched in 2020 as part of our COVID-19 Economic Response and Recovery Plan, this step-by-step guide is being used by businesses who want to be better prepared for whatever disruptions may come their way.

COVID-19 and the recent wildfires and floods showed us just how quickly things can change for businesses. From closures and supply chain interruptions to transportation restrictions and staffing challenges, businesses were faced with countless issues during a continuously evolving situation.

By using our toolkit, small- and medium-sized businesses like yours, can:

  • Understand your critical business processes.
  • Examine how each area of business activity is affected by any major disruption.
  • Prioritize the options for assessing risks and recovering from disruptions.
  • Communicate challenges and train your employees.
  • Develop a step-by-step response and recovery plan so you have appropriate solutions to safeguard your operations.

With our changing climate we are seeing more frequent disruptions due to natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods. Having a plan in place before disaster strikes will help you deal with any situation more quickly, leading to a faster, more cost-effective recovery for your business while still keeping you connected to your customers. “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst” is sound advice, and by implementing a business continuity plan, you will be ready for whatever comes next.

Halifax Partnership’s SmartBusiness team works with small- and medium-sized businesses across the Halifax region to connect them to the resources they need to overcome barriers to growth and help them succeed. For more information, visit or contact Jason Guidry at

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