disaster planning, emergency plan

As we approach September, National Preparedness Month, the SBA and Agility Recovery are co-hosting a series of free webinars to help small business owners prepare their companies to survive disaster. Each webinar will be focused on a different aspect of business continuity following a major disaster or extreme weather event.

The webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. EDT on the following dates:

  • September 11: Protecting Your Organization by Preparing Your Employees: Without question, most businesses will admit their most important asset is their employees.  However, many businesses take very little action to help their employees and their families prepare for and recover from disasters.  While data recovery and business continuity may form the backbone of a disaster recovery strategy, if employees are unable or unwilling to report to work, having your systems back on line may prove worthless. This webinar will cover strategies and best practices for helping your employees prepare themselves and their families for a crisis. Register here.
  • September 18: The NEW 10 Steps to Preparedness – Lessons from the Past: What would you do if a fire, flood, equipment malfunction or pandemic occurred at your office? If you had 15 minutes to evacuate, what would you take and where would you go? How would you continue servicing your clients?Think it can’t happen to you? Statistics show that 94% of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their business within the next two years. Are you prepared? This webinar will discuss the top 10 ways to prepare any organization for interruptions. The presentation is based on lessons learned from recent disasters like the Boston Marathon Bombing,  the Moore Tornado and SuperStorm Sandy. Register here.
  • September 25: Crisis Communications for any Organization: During an emergency, your team must know how to communicate effectively.  This includes both internal and external communications, and applies to emergencies of all types, large and small.This webinar will discuss the steps and best practices for developing your emergency communication strategy. It will cover lessons from previous communication failures, the role of social media in crisis communications, and developing a comprehensive communications strategy. Register here.

Don’t miss out on this valuable free information that could make the difference between your business surviving and thriving…or going under.