SBA webinar on social media

1/31/2014, 2:50 p.m.

Small business owners can get social media strategies for handling crisis communications a free SBA webinar, “Social Media and Disaster Recovery,” on Feb. 11.

The U.S. Small Business Administration says organizations are relying more and more on social media to get ahead of and dispel misinformation that can lead to a tarnished reputation and even failure of the company.

“Communicating a key message to staff, clients and business partners in a timely and accurate manner is essential when a disaster strikes,” it says.

The 2-to-3 p.m. webinar will offer tips on creating a crisis communications plan using social media. It is co-hosted by Agility Recovery.

The discussion will include effective uses of various social media channels, simple first steps toward building a crisis communications plan, and best practices based on recent disasters.

A question-and-answer session follows the presentation.

Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/574641720. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org for previous webinars and to download helpful disaster preparedness checklists.

For more information, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.