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Is Your Business Ready for the next Hurricane Sandy?

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Is Your Business Ready for the next Hurricane Sandy?

By Carol Chastang, SBA Official
Published: May 23, 2013

Even before the big storm hits, small businesses start losing money once the severe weather advisories go out. The cost of shutting down, even for a few hours, is a huge expense most small businesses aren’t prepared to cover.

Hurricane Sandy caught most people off guard. The late-season storm brought flooding and power outages that caused billions in losses. The SBA approved more than 3,600 disaster loans for $393 million to businesses affected by Sandy. When you add the home disaster loans made by SBA, more than 35,400 loans were approved for a total of $2.3 billion.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Now’s a good time to start working on a plan to protect your company from any risk—be it large-scale disasters like floods and hurricanes, or the sprinkler system failure in your office space.

Join the SBA and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, May 28 for a free webinar on the topic of hurricane season preparedness for businesses. Dr. Gerry Bell, a climate expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will present the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. After his presentation, Agility Recovery President & CEO Bob Boyd will give tips on how any company can protect themselves from the physical and financial losses that occur when a disaster strikes.

The discussion will include tips about:

Please sign up soon, since space is limited. The webinar will be recorded and archived on Agility’s website.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/327979008

About the Author:

Carol Chastang

SBA Official

Comments:

Climate has been more fierce, the rainstorm period is coming. I think SBA should share more prevention and remedy method for business
The harsh reality is that many of the businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy may never completely recover. Being out of business a day or two is one thing, but a disaster-related shutdown that lasts for weeks—or months—can be crippling and lethal. Taking steps to protect data, digital assets, and intellectual property is one of the smartest things you can do to support your business. Having a clear, strategic backup and recovery plan can mitigate many disaster-related losses, and get your business up and running faster.
Hurricane Sandy caught most people off guard. add the home disaster loans made by SBA, more than 35,400 loans were approve a total of $2.3 billion, this news is good for the business when they get trouble, SBA is the friend to help them pass over all thing and get a huge revenue
Great post! Hurricane Sandy is doing a really very good job for small companies. SBA is approving more than 3,600 disaster loans for $393 million. It’s very beneficial for, who wants to start his business also.
More loan should approve for Hurricane Sandy affected area. The SBA approved 3,600 disaster loans. Do you think it was sufficient?
The harsh reality is that many of the businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy may never completely recover. Being out of business a day or two is one thing, but a disaster-related shutdown that lasts for weeks—or months—can be crippling and lethal. Taking steps to protect data, digital assets, and intellectual property is one of the smartest things you can do to support your business. Having a clear, strategic backup and recovery plan can mitigate many disaster-related losses, and get your business up and running faster.
I'm glad I do business on the west coast.
I am really excited and looking forward to it. Thank you. We were there to help some of our customers after hurricane sandy in New york. More tips on helping others in times of need would be great.

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