Is your business Prepared for Disaster? Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan?Each year small businesses nationwide are forced to close their doors in the aftermath of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. Business interruptions, even if they last just a few hours, are costly in terms of lost productivity and profits.You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. The September series is presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign as part of National Preparedness Month. The SBA wants to help business owners take charge of the well-being of their own companies, the safety of their employees, and the sustenance of their local economies by being prepared to rebound quickly from any kind of disaster.The half-hour webinars will be presented at 2 p.m., Eastern time, each Wednesday in September. Visit http://snurl.com/296yw4e to register for any or all of the webinars listed below:September 3: Crisis Communications for Any Organization Learn best practices for developing an emergency communication strategy.September 10: How to Plan for a Power Interruption…and Recover Fast Tips on how to make your company resilient and better prepared to mitigate losses during power outages.September 17: The Top 5 Steps for Preparedness This Year The top five ways to prepare for disaster-related business interruptions will be discussed.September 24: If You Do Nothing Else This Year Simple, low-cost tips on building a solid business continuity plan.
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Disaster, Survival, & Preparation!Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.)
Of course, you should Check your Emergency Supplies, too:
Count your stock... is it enough?
Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
Keep cash on hand
Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to check out the archived webinars and for more disaster preparedness tools.