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Is Your Small Business Prepared for Disaster?
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Is Your Small Business Prepared for Disaster?
1 September 2013

If disaster struck tomorrow, what would happen to your small business? A study last month by Merchant Cash and Capital found that almost one year after Hurricane Sandy—which shut down more than 40 percent of small businesses in the affected area–nearly half of small business owners surveyed still don’t have a disaster preparedness plan in place. When Hurricane Sandy struck, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of those affected by the storm report they were caught off guard. Just 22 percent already had a storm preparedness plan in place, while 14 percent rushed to make last-minute preparations once they heard of the pending storm. Read more…

Most Small Businesses Aren’t Prepared for Disaster. Is Yours?
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Most Small Businesses Aren’t Prepared for Disaster. Is Yours?
11 July 2013

Natural disasters are the number-one safety issue that employees worry about, but the majority (60 percent) of businesses haven’t revised their safety plans in the wake of recent disasters like Hurricane Sandy, a survey by Staples reports. It’s hurricane season, so if you don’t have a safety plan in place, now is the time to develop one. Although three out of four employees feel their employers take safety seriously, that didn’t jibe with the fact that only half say their employers have communicated a safety plan to them. Read more… Small Business Tip of the Day: Be Prepared
current events, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

With the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma recently, and the Atlantic hurricane season just beginning, it’s always a good reminder to take inventory of your disaster preparedness plan. Hopefully, you have one for your family (what items to save, a central meeting place, etc. ), but you should also have one for your business. Read more…

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