Top 10 Mistakes for Businesses To Avoid When Dealing With a Disaster

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

Business Continuity Strategies Offered at Free SBA/Agility Webinar


WASHINGTON – What are the biggest and most common mistakes business owners make when dealing with a disaster?  Whether it’s property damage caused by a flood, or the loss of sensitive data thanks to a hacked email account, how you respond within the first few hours of the crisis can make or break your small business.


Get tips on how to avoid the costly mistakes that could put the safety of your clients and your

organization at risk at a free webinar hosted by Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, December 10.  True stories about business owners’ pre-disaster missteps, plans not followed and errors made—as well as what they learned during the recovery phase, will be discussed.


SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips. 


The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit



WHAT:          “The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes During a Crisis”


WHEN:          Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 2 to 3 p.m. EST


HOW:             Space is limited. Register at

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