What did 2013’s disasters teach us | Small Business Administration

Small businesses were particularly hard-hit by the floods, tornados and wildfires that occurred in the U.S. in 2013. Some were even forced to close temporarily, causing economic injury to business owners and communities that were already struggling.

Small businesses were particularly hard-hit by the floods, tornados and wildfires that occurred in the U.S. in 2013.  Some were even forced to close temporarily, causing economic injury to business owners and communities that were already struggling.

The factors that lead to financial losses after a disaster, however, can be offset by having a recovery plan in place.

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration January 14 for a free webinar that will take a look at how small and large-scale disasters in 2013 caused business interruptions, and the lessons learned.

 

Topics will include:

•  A retrospective of 2013’s major events causing business interruptions

•  The latest trends in business continuity planning

•  Steps and tools your organization needs in order to be prepared

•  Actionable ideas that can be applied today to increase your organization’s preparedness

 

Since 2009, SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies via its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit the site to check out past webinars and to download helpful disaster preparedness checklists.

 

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

 

WHAT:          “2013 Year-in-Review: Valuable Lessons & Best Practices

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – 2 – 3 p.m. EST

HOW: Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/711599609

More in Business

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous… Continue reading

Washington’s expensive culvert court case

Too much money is spent in court where it should go to increasing the salmon population

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands

Gary Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” in early 2004 and they began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad. Sinise often raised the money to pay the band and fund its travel.

New Enumclaw wine bar aims for broad audience

Bordeaux Wine Bar is scheduled to be open Wednesdays through Sundays.

Streamlining regulations makes more housing affordable

There were over 21,000 people homeless in Washington State last year.

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Don Brunell

Last year, wildfires nationwide consumed 12,550 square miles, an area larger than Maryland.

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Known as blue collar jobs, they routinely pay $45,000 to $65,000 a year or more.

Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete

The cost of regulations is a key American competitiveness issue. It is a major reason our companies re-locate to other countries and our manufacturers and farmers have difficulties competing internationally.

Water pressure mounting in West as population spikes

What is happening in California with water allocation disputes is a harbinger of what is to come in our state as well.

Railroads implementing positive track

While the investigation continues into the deadly AMTRAK derailment near Dupont, the clock continues to tick on the implementation of Positive Track Control (PTC). The deadline is Dec. 31, 2018.

Keep the holiday spirit all year long | Don Brunell

During the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to giving — not just giving gifts, but donating our time and money to charities, disasters and community programs.

Finding balance in occupational licensing

Recently, the Institute for Justice (Institute) determined state licensing barriers for lower-income workers and aspiring entrepreneurs not only hurts people trying to establish themselves in a profession, but annually drives consumer prices up by $203 billion.