WASHINGTON – Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits? Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months? Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running? How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster?
Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of creating a disaster preparedness plan is small compared to the financial losses that may occur if there’s no plan in place.
You can get help with your own preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. The series is presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign, during National Preparedness Month (NPM). The 2015 NPM theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan Today.”
The 30-minute webinars will be presented at 2 p.m. EDT each Wednesday in September.
These are the topics:
- September 9: “The Keystone to Disaster Recovery: Communications”
- September 16: “Recover from the Most Likely Disaster: Power Outage”
- September 23: “Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Prepare Your Employees”
- September 30: “If You Do Nothing Else this Year…”
To register for any of the webinars, go to this link: http://agilityrecovery.com/buildingblocks/#section-register
SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and additional disaster preparedness tools.