September is National Preparedness Month: Resources for Your Small Business

By at 2 September, 2019, 7:44 pm

by Karen Kerrigan-

Hurricane season is in full swing, but a disaster can hit your business at any time. Developing a plan and getting employees engaged will improve your business’s odds of survival. Here are some resources to help.

Have a plan! Disasters can be devastating for a small business – 40% to 60% permanently close following a disaster. Preparedness increases the chance of business survival.’s resources are here.

A good disaster plan means fewer days out of business, better communication with customers and a better settlement from your insurance company. Add it all up and your plan could be the reason your small business beats the odds. provides key steps for planning and additional resources here.


Small Business Administration

After a disaster strikes, SBA offers low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. Be prepared before a disaster hits your area by creating an emergency plan for your small business.

Learn more here.


Fox Business: Small Business Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

On August 29, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined an hour-long panel on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast with Neil Cavuto. One important segment focused on preparedness ahead of Hurricane Dorian.  Financial expert Chris Hogan listed several important steps that individuals need to take ahead of any storm, and Kerrigan noted that focusing on critical assets and a plan to get the business up-and-running as quickly as possible is key to business survival. Click the image above to learn more.

Karen Kerrigan is president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.

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