PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

September is National Preparedness Month

By at 10 September, 2017, 9:51 am

PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES

Smart planning can help you keep your business running if disaster strikes. You’ll want to take the right steps to prevent and prepare for disaster, and know where to get aid if disaster strikes.

An estimated 25 percent of businesses don’t open again after a major disaster, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Protect your small business by identifying the risks relevant to your location, both natural and man-made.

See more from the SBA on emergency preparedness, getting financial assistance after a disaster, disaster cleanup and additional assistance here.

Take the Course: A Guide to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Programs

Hurricane Disaster Assistance and Emergency Preparedness

SBA’s Disaster Assistance Center: Apply for low-interest loans and other important information.

SBA Disaster Assistance: Who Can Use a Low-Interest Disaster Loan? And more of your questions answered here.

Top 5 Steps to Your Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Read SBA Administrator Linda McMahon’s blog post here.

FEMA Rumor Page: There is a lot of misinformation circulating online, and because rumors spread fast please tell a friend, share this page, and help FEMA provide accurate information. Check here often for an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status.  Irma Rumor Control Page is Here.

IRS: Tax Relief and Assistance: The IRS is providing help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas. The agency is monitoring the situation closely to resolve potential tax administration issues as they are identified. The IRS often updates its information on disaster relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey. For the latest news, check this page frequently.

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