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Are you Ready to be an Effective Communicator During a Crisis?

Release Number: 
MA13-04 So. FL
Advisory Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013
Contact: 
Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

Get Tips on Disaster Planning During Free SBA/Agility Webinar

 

WASHINGTON – Managing the flow of information about your company is crucial when an emergency occurs. Regardless of your abilities as a leader, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when a crisis hits.

Get tips on how to plan a communications strategy that will eliminate confusion and support your recovery efforts during a free webinar on February 12, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.

“South Florida small business owners must be ready for crisis given the region’s history with hurricanes and tropical storms,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero. “This webinar is a great resource for small businesses to not only prepare for the 2013 hurricane season but other crisis that can turn an entrepreneurs dream into a nightmare.”

The discussion will help you assess your company’s needs, identify a good spokesperson and develop fact sheets and talking points.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private non-profits organizations and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Crisis Communications Planning—The Keystone of Disaster Recovery Response” will be presented by Agility Recovery CEO Bob Boyd. A question and answer session will follow.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

HOW: Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/119177817 ###