Prepare For An Emergency

Emergencies and accidents are unavoidable and unwanted circumstances that can grind your productivity to a halt. Be sure that you protect your business from the unexpected.

Smart planning can help you keep your business running if disaster strikes. You’ll want to take the right steps to prevent and prepare for disaster, and know where to get aid if disaster strikes. 

Protect your small business by identifying the risks relevant to your location, both natural and man-made. Then, keep your plan of action updated.

Do you know your evacuation zone and routes? View evacuation zones and routes

The Florida Business Disaster Survival Kit is part of the official state disaster preparedness and mitigation program.

Do you have a plan for your business? Do your employees have a plan for their families? Access assistance in creating a plan for your business.

Preserve your equipment and business records by referencing this IRS guide on protecting your information before an emergency strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers an emergency preparedness checklist and toolkit.

Small businesses effected by a disaster have a tough time re-opening.  Many small businesses, an estimated 25% according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, don’t open again after a major disaster and even more fail within two years following the event.

Are you ready?

Focus on disasters that pose a realistic risk to your small business. Consult the following resources to lessen the financial impact of disasters and reopen your business quickly.

Hurricanes Checklist Safety Tips
Tornadoes 
Checklist Safety Tips
Wildfires 
Checklist Safety Tips
Floods 
Checklist Safety Tips
Cyber Security Plan 
Security Tips

The Small Business Administration also offers emergency preparedness information with a self-paced overview of SBA’s disaster assistance programs, resources and regulations.

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