Businesses have special preparedness needs. Not only do business owners and managers needs to be concerned with their own safety and well-being, they must also consider safe preparations for their employees and visitors/guests, and must further consider plans for rapid return to "business as usual" after a calamity - or face business failure. We have shared some help in these areas in our articles: Is your Business Prepared?Tools for a Disaster Prepared Business, and Get Your Business Ready For Any Kind of Disaster with Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series now you can join a webinar for new information from the Small Business Administration: Get business continuity tips at a free webinar WHAT:          “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” WHEN:          Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2-3 p.m. EDT HOW:            Space is limited. Register now at Hosted by SBA & Agility Severe storms, often the form of deadly tornadoes or massive rainfall which leads to flooding, typically causes millions of dollars in property losses across the U.S. each spring. There are many inexpensive, efficient steps you can take now to make sure your company, clients and employees are safe in the months to come. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for reducing spring weather threats. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips. The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit Another great resource is & read: business