What Are the Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses?

Preparedness Tips to be Shared at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Jun 26, 2013, 10:25 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two major challenges small business owners face after disasters are sales losses and a diminished customer base.  In a recent survey of 7,500 small and medium sized businesses done by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 62% said losing profits and clients was their biggest post-disaster challenge.  Whether it's a fire, flood or tornado, small businesses face an uphill trek when it comes to recovery.  That's why it's important to be prepared.

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Assessing your company's risks is one of the first steps in creating an effective business continuity plan.  Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, July 9 for an online discussion on how to protect your business before a disaster strikes.     

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its "PrepareMyBusiness" website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and preparedness tips.

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.

"The Top 5 Risks for Business Disasters in America"   
A presentation followed by a question and answer session

Tuesday, July 9, 20132 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/934008056

Contact: Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration