Preparing a business continuity plan

Business continuity is about preparing your business to manage any disruption to ensure services to customers continue.

COVID-19 business information and support

Information is available on financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the Australian Government’s support for businesses.

This includes:

  • cashflow assistance providing $25,000 back to small and medium-sized businesses, with a minimum payment of $2,000 or eligible businesses
  • increasing the instant asset write-off threshold from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanded access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million)
  • Backing Business Investment (BBI) - a 15 month incentive to support business investment and economic growth over the short-term, by accelerating depreciation deductions
  • supporting apprentices and trainees through a wage subsidy if you employ and apprentice of trainee.

For more information, visit the Supporting Business in South Australia website.

Business bushfire recovery

Bushfire affected businesses in South Australia can access a range of support services and financial assistance through a recovery package, including:

  • Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grant providing financial assistance of up to $50,000 to impacted businesses in South Australian regions
  • concessional loans of up to $500,000 to eligible small businesses and non-profit organisations
  • Loss of Income Grant providing financial support of up to $10,000 to help small businesses that have suffered a decline in revenue as a result of the bushfires
  • support services and contacts

For more information, visit the Supporting Business in South Australia website.

Business continuity plan

A business continuity plan sets out your arrangements for managing disruptions. It helps you to anticipate, prevent or prepare for disruptions such as fire, flood or storms, computer crash or illness, and to respond and recover from them.

Preparing a business continuity plan makes your business more likely to survive an emergency or critical disruption.

The state government has a emergency planning guide you can download to help with your planning.

The Australian Government’s business website outlines what should be included in the continuity plan section of a broader emergency management plan.

Related information

Small Business Contact Service - business information, advice and services
Phone: 1300 142 820

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