Business owners can prepare for disasters through web series

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Business owners can prepare for disasters through web series

Organizations can learn how to become prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits, through an upcoming seminar.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 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.

A series of free webinars hosted by the SBA and Agility Recovery will be presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign, during National Preparedness Month. The 2015 NPM theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

The 30-minute webinars will be presented at 11 a.m. each Wednesday in September. Topics will include Sept. 9: “The Keystone to Disaster Recovery: Communications”; Sept. 16: “Recover from the Most Likely Disaster: Power Outage;” Sept. 23: “Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Prepare Your Employees;” and Sept. 30: “If You Do Nothing Else this Year…” Simple tips to build your organization’s resilience.

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