PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Disaster Preparedness Resources

By at 11 September, 2018, 5:17 pm

September is National Preparedness Month.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers resources and tips for developing a plan of action.

With Hurricane season now upon us and other disasters making headline news, it’s an important time to make or review your disaster/emergency plan.

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. Then, keep your plan of action updated.  Visit the SBA website for resources and how to get started for developing a plan of action here.

Other resources:

●  The Office of Homeland Security also has an extensive list of tips and guides here.

●  The Federal Communication Commission offers Tips for Communicating During an Emergency.

●  Also, for areas of the country prone to wildfires, here’s a safety and prep checklist.

Every business and home needs a preparedness plan year-round. Small businesses need to make a plan or review existing ones, check the inventory inside preparedness kits, and modernize procedures if needed.

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