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Learn how to prepare for disasters at Twitter chat, Webinar

Release Number: 
MA 18-18
Advisory Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Contact: 
Contact: Carol.Chastang@sba.gov (202) 205-6987

WASHINGTON – September is National Preparedness Month. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to help businesses become more aware of their risks while also helping them develop a continuity plan. Advance preparation is key to protecting your assets and reopening your business as quickly as possible.

Get tips on how to build your own disaster preparedness plan during an upcoming Twitter chat and webinar.

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, SBA, IBHS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will co-host a twitter chat on disaster preparedness tips for businesses. Follow along with hashtag #SBAchat.

 

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” This effort, led by FEMA and sponsored by the Ready Campaign, is aimed at increasing public awareness of the importance of disaster preparedness. It’s never too early to think about contingency plans.

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 www.sba.gov/disaster.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.