SBA offers preparedness webinars
9/6/2013, 6 a.m.
Small-business owners can get help with emergency preparedness planning through a series of free September webinars hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.
Agility is a Charlotte, N.C.-based disaster recovery company,
The series, which begins Sept. 11, will 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 SBA and Agility say.
Each year, small businesses nationwide are forced to close their doors in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters, including 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.
The hourlong webinars, presented in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign during National Preparedness Month, start at 2 p.m. EDT on the following Wednesdays in September:
n Sept. 11: Protecting Your Organization by Preparing Your Employees. Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com
n Sept. 18: The New 10 Steps to Preparedness – Lessons From the Past. Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com
n Sept. 25: Crisis Communications for Any Organization. Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com
For more information, visit sba.gov. To access past webinars and additional preparedness tools, visit www.preparemy