From Crisis to Continuity: Business Resilience with Alex Fullick

In this engaging episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we sit down with Alex Fullick, Founder and Managing Director of Stone Road Inc., to dive deep into the realms of business continuity and resilience. Alex, with over 26 years of industry experience, is an award-winning professional, author of eight influential books, and the host of the ‘Preparing for the Unexpected’ podcast. His expertise in crafting strategies for organizations to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from adverse situations has positioned him as a leader in the field. Alex shares his journey into business continuity, tackles the biggest obstacles in the field, discusses the crucial role of tests and exercises, provides advice for small businesses on improving resilience, and explores future trends in business continuity and resilience.

Key Highlight Points

  • Alex recounts his path to becoming a leader in business continuity and resilience, highlighting his motivation and the key moments that shaped his career.
  • He identifies the primary challenges in the field and shares strategies that have proven effective in navigating these hurdles.
  • Alex underscores the significance of regular testing and exercising of business continuity plans and how these practices have evolved over the years.
  • Offering valuable guidance to small business owners, Alex emphasizes the importance of resilience planning and identifies common pitfalls to avoid.
  • Discussing future trends, Alex provides insights into how businesses can prepare for upcoming changes in business continuity and resilience.

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Our conversation with Alex Fullick reminds us of the paramount importance of resilience and proactive planning in today’s business landscape. Alex’s insights serve as a call to action for businesses of all sizes to prioritize continuity planning and embrace resilience as a core aspect of their strategy. Reflecting on Alex’s advice, we’re encouraged to assess and strengthen our own business continuity plans, ensuring our businesses are equipped to face uncertainties head-on.

A heartfelt thank you to Alex Fullick for sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience in business continuity and resilience. His contributions to the field are not only transformative but also inspire businesses to adopt practices that safeguard their future.

We also extend our gratitude to our partners, Exclusive Banking partner RBC, Exclusive shipping partner UPS, exclusive accounting software partner Xero, and exclusive E-mail partner Constant Contact, for their support of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast.

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