BCM for Small Businesses

As a Vermont-based business, we know a lot about the challenges facing small business owners. Worrying about the competition, negative reviews, staffing, security, cash flow ... and even too much success too soon... can make running a business feel more like the business is running you.

ContinuityWorks provides the coaching and support that small business owners want and need but often don't feel that they can or should afford. We encourage and support professional and organizational development as a big step toward managing with intention, instead of by default.

It’s also way less stressful!

Our small business package is affordable and focuses on owner self-empowerment, trouble-shooting strategies, and action plans.

We provide mentorship, support, and guidance as you build an internal business continuity program that will serve your business going forward. Engagements typically start at $5,000 and range upward depending on your unique goals, program scope, and complexity. When first starting a small business continuity initiative, we advocate for a 'Keep It Simple, Sweetie' mindset. Grow as you go.

Custom quotes are also available for strategic planning and execution to deal with very specific risks and operations challenges that are hitting you where it hurts and need fixing right away.

Talk to us... we are here to help and we'll try to figure out a way to make it work for you!



"Working with Arlene Silva on multiple projects, we were able to quickly cut through the organizational structure and identify the most knowledgeable individuals for the project at hand. Arlene’s industry knowledge and insightful approach were well received…"
Susan Stein
Susan Stein Consulting
"I found Arlene to be one of the most complete business professionals I have had the pleasure of knowing. Her skill level with organizational behavior & management, program management, training and communications are outstanding. Arlene’s mastery of business…"
Ben Sanders
Senior IT Auditor and Consultant, CPA
"I worked with Arlene for six years. As part of my work I was very interested in our Business Continuity Program since the ability to process data was crucial to our company’s operations. The improvement in scope, the vision, and the details in the company’s…"
Caroline Mitchell
Senior IT Auditor / Colleague
"Arlene of ContinuityWorks is among the most skillful and knowledgeable Business Continuity leaders I have come across in my career. She is a thought leader in the field. Any large organization that needs a BCP professional would do very well by benefiting…"
Jamie MacFarland, Regional Sales Manager
Palo Alto Networks
"Arlene at ContinuityWorks began contributing value to my tech startup from the minute we exchanged our first ‘Hello’. She is a driven analyzer and quickly began gathering information about what my idea is, how it functions, and what I wanted to achieve. She…"
Geoffrey Dargan
Engineer, Developer, Entrepreneur
"I could not have hoped for any better services than those offered by Continuity Works. Arlene guided me through all the complexities of getting a children’s picture book published. She was with me 100% in her enthusiasm for the work and her positive approach…"
Liz LeServiget
Writer / Artist / Sculptor