A small business owner is always mindful of costs when developing any strategic plan, including property protection and business continuity plan in case of an emergency. There are several programs available which provide protection and expedient cash flow to small business impacted by a natural disaster.
Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that address the impact of hazards. View the link at: www.ready.gov
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has developed a new streamlined business continuity program for small businesses that may not have the time or resources to create an extensive plan to recover from business interruptions. Open for Business (OFB) is the Institute’s comprehensive business continuity planning program, and the new OFB-EZ tool is a streamlined kit for small businesses.
View the link at: www.disastersafty.org/business_protection
Other links that may be helpful to you are
FEMA Emergency Management Guide: www.fema.gov/business/guide/index.shtm
FL Small Business Development Centers: www.flsbdc.com
Florida Division of Emergency Management: www.floridadisaster.org
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