Is Your Business Prepared for Hurricane Season? 4 Resources You Need to Know

Posted on 27.May.2015 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

HurricaneThe Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, so it’s essential that small-business owners are aware of the potential risks associated with very bad weather. And hurricanes can be very, very bad. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused over half of all businesses in its path to close up shop for some amount of time and lose a significant amount of sales and revenue. Some of those businesses never reopened. Can your business weather the storm if one were to hit?

In honor of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, we’re reminding small-business owners of the importance of disaster preparedness and sharing some helpful resources.

On June 9 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CST) the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery are hosting a free webinar with disaster preparedness tips for small businesses. Topics include preparing employees, practical steps to organize and prepare your business, and simple tools and tips that any business can use right away. Register at agilityrecovery.com.

Hurricane Season Resources:

1. PrepareMyBusiness.org – Presented by the SBA and Agility Recovery, PrepareMyBusiness.org’s goal is to encourage all small businesses to have a recovery plan in place when disaster strikes. Of particular interest in their comprehensive Hurricane Preparedness checklist (download the PDF here!).

2. Ready.gov – The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov website includes a business section that focuses on business preparedness with the aim of helping small- and medium-sized businesses prepare and protect their employees, operations, and assets in the event of an emergency or disaster. The site also features a general section on hurricane preparedness.

3. ReadyRating.org – This site by the American Red Cross allows businesses, schools, and other organizations to take a handy disaster preparedness assessment. Also includes a resource center with tools and tips.

4. National Hurricane Center – Operated by NOAA and National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center will keep you up to date and arm you with the info and resources to get prepared and create a plan.

Use these resources to get educated, make a plan, and stay informed during this hurricane season.

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