Endurance by Erwood Group

Introducing the App Endurance™ by the Erwood Group.

We launched Endurance™ by the Erwood Group for a number of reasons not the least of which is to expand our services and communications with our current and potential clients, but to also provide a space for knowledge sharing among professionals. Beginners and experts alike, but with a focus on business owners, managers and executives around all business preparedness-related topics.

These topics will mainly be business continuity, crisis management, Information Technology (IT) Disaster Recovery and cybersecurity. Along with a mix of other areas and experts in their respective fields with an emphasis on business preparedness. These will also include webinars, contests and live-streaming events.

For instance, we’ll hold some events around the psychological and emotional impacts on crisis managers and emergency managers. How to shift your business focus and sales during crises and or downturns, to name just two.

Events like these will be held in the coming months as we work out the “bugs” within the application and after we launch the Android version of the application. Likely to happen in September.

As of right now, there are two ways to get the Endurance™ by Erwood Group app. You can go to the Apple Store and search Endurance™ by the Erwood Group (it currently doesn’t show up yet just searching for Endurance™). Or you can click the link here: Endurance™ by the Erwood Group.

You can also access the app on PC or Mac (or any device) by going to the following URL in any browser: https://endurance-3.passion.io/

There you can sign up and log in where you will automatically have access to all free content. The app itself is also free.

Some content will require paid subscriptions and or additional purchases/upgrades. Such as premium courses and our newsletters.

Everyone has access to the main Free Community to chat and learn and most in-app live streams will be free and occur in the main community.

The app will also serve as an additional backup communication for us and our clients to communicate any issues, notifications or declarations. As well as an additional tertiary method of documentation and plan sharing in an emergency with our clients.

Another reason for doing the app is it makes it easier for us at Erwood Group to share all of our newsletters and other content directly within the Endurance™ by Erwood Group app. By doing this we created an archive where all of the archives are available to subscribers right at your fingertips on your mobile device without having to access or bog down the main Erwood Group website.

More to come so stay tuned and…

To learn more and have access you’ll have to download the app.

See you inside.

Endurance by Erwood Group
Endurance by Erwood Group
Basic Risk Assessment Tool

We are Excited to Announce and introduce our new and Free Basic Risk Assessment Tool. The best part is it will be part of our Forever Free Initiative™ to help businesses better prepare for disruptions and disasters.

Risk Assessment Tool Screen Shot
Risk Assessment Tool Screen Shot

We at the Erwood Group believe that the Free Basic Risk Assessment Tool will be a game changer for the small and mid-sized business market for removing the obstacles required to complete a risk assessment quickly and efficiently.

This is important because one of the most basic reasons for business continuity or contingency plans to fail is the lack of a risk assessment or understanding of how those risks will impact the business.

Our proprietary tool is easy to use and will quickly calculate an Overall Threat Rating based on the Probability of Occurrence and the Impact Severity on key core operations of the business.

The Basic Risk Assessment Tool will be a part of our Forever Free Initiative™ to provide all businesses with better preparation for disruptions and disasters.

Now a business can quickly and easily assess how a hazard or scenario will impact their business and determine what risks will have the greatest impact on their business. You can access the Basic Risk Assessment by clicking the link here:

Free Basic Risk Assessment by the Erwood Group.

For complete step-by-step instructions on using the Basic Risk Assessment Tool Please see this link:

Guide to Using the Basic Risk Assessment

We are also excited to tell you we will be releasing our entire Impact Tool in Early 2023 which will include the following modules:

  • Advanced Downtime Calculator & Financial Impact Analysis
  • Advanced Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis

Be sure to check out the Free Basic Risk Assessment Tool and share it with your friends and colleagues to help us spread the word about this great tool. 

Forever Free Initiative™

Our Forever Free Initiative™ by the Erwood Group is our way of addressing the perception that business continuity planning, contingency planning, and overall preparedness planning for business is too expensive and/or too complicated.

As part of this initiative, we are making two of the modules of our Impact Tool™ available to the public free to use. This is to enable them to better prepare and enhance their overall awareness of the impact on their business from a disruption or disaster.

The two modules that are free are:

Basic Risk Assessment Tool
Screen Shot of the Basic Risk Assessment Tool

We at the Erwood Group believe providing these two tools will greatly benefit businesses of all sizes. Though we know this will have the biggest benefit to the SMB market by making it possible for these businesses to assess their risks to hazards as well as the overall impact of these hazards on the business without having to worry about the costs to complete these basic and fundamental assessments.

Additionally, we are providing the ability to calculate the costs that a disruption or downtime will have on the business and allowing them to complete a basic Financial Impact Analysis on their business operations by utilizing the Basic Downtime Calculator Tool.

Screen Shot of Basic Downtime Calculator
Screen Shot of Basic Downtime Calculator

These tools have long been a part of our Impact Toolkit™ and have been developed and used for over a decade. Though these tools have been in use by us and some of our clients for a long time we recently decided to turn these tools into web-based, SaaS tools. 

Then we decided to make the two most basic and fundamental of these tools available to everyone. For Free. Out of this was born our Forever Free Initiative™. You don’t even need to register to use them. 

We look at this initiative as serving two primary purposes.

  1. To Give Back to the business community
  2. To Make Business Preparedness Accessible to businesses of any size

When I set out in this industry my main desire was to help small businesses to be able to prepare, prevent, and continue operating after or even during a disaster or disruption. Though to make this happen, we had to be at the point where we had enough work and revenue from mid-sized & large enterprises to sustain us.

This also paved the way for the creation and development of our proprietary Impact Toolkit™ simply called Impact™ and the eventual development of our web-based tools and system.

These tools and our system have also been utilized by us at the Erwood Group and clients over a long period of time, so they are tried, tested, and trusted. We simply did not just throw this together recently. Though we also have more advanced tools in our Impact Toolkit™ These two modules in our Forever Free Initiative™ are enough to get a business started planning, and robust enough to keep utilizing them far into the future.

Our paid subscription and advanced tools will have more functionality. For instance, our Advanced Risk Assessment also provides the ability to track risks over time, accounting for mitigation and control of the risks, and more. This will provide greater and deeper insights to risk mapping to the business over time.

The Advanced Downtime Calculator will also account for instances of lost productivity, and costs to catch up, for manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses. You can also make and plan for adjustments based on various Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and other scenarios.

We will also be releasing a powerful Business Impact Analysis Tool as part of this upcoming subscription-based release soon.

Even though we will be making the main Impact Toolkit™ available through paid subscription only. Unlike other similar software that can cost $20,000 or more per year, we plan on keeping these affordable for every business.