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Business Preparation

America’s businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy. If businesses are prepared to survive and recover, the economy is more secure. A commitment to planning today will help support employees, customers, the community and the local economy. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Preparation makes good business sense

How quickly your company can get back to business after a disaster often depends on emergency planning done today. Though each situation is unique, any organization can be better prepared if its employees plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for emergencies of all kinds.

Ready Business is an online resource that helps businesses identify risks and develop preparedness programs and plans. It provides practical steps and easy-to-use templates to help you plan for your company’s future. It also provides useful links to resources providing detailed business continuity and disaster preparedness information.

You can also find local business recovery resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Links to SBA resources are listed below:

SBA Resource Links
SBA Business Preparedness Guide
Disaster Preparedness Checklist - Hurricane
Disaster Preparedness Checklist - Tornado
Disaster Preparedness Checklist - Flood
Disaster Preparedness Checklist - Hail
Disaster Preparedness Checklist - Wildfire
Three Steps to SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

Visit and your local emergency management website for more information about preparing your business.