Last week we shared several ideas, contests and events for National Preparedness Month, but there are also several free webinars planned this September focusing on business preparedness.
Research shows at least 25 percent (and potentially as high as 40 percent) of small businesses do not reopen after a major disaster. Those that do, often struggle to stay in business. By planning in advance, the odds of a company surviving and recovering from a disaster increase dramatically.
Some free webinars planned for Sep 2013 include…
- September 5, “Disaster Response: Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected,” hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will feature Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Association and Richard Reed, Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross. Space is limited. Click here to register.
And the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery will host three popular “Prepare My Business” webinars:
- September 11, “Protecting Your Organization by Preparing Your Employees.” To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/668927705
- September 18, “The NEW 10 Steps to Preparedness – Lessons from the Past.” To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/613804840
- September 25, “Crisis Communications for any Organization,” To register go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/918980200
Also check out Open for Business and OFB-EZ (Free business continuity tools from IBHS) … and please share these ideas with others!