Research and study tips to protect yourself during a natural disasteradmin
Develop a communications plan. In the event of an emergency, your staff will need to know whom to contact and how. Establishing points of contact, a phone tree, or meet up spot in advance will be helpful in disseminating information. Secure backup phones or have a telecommunications system in place. Use social media to keep the public aware you’re still in business, and in the process of rebuilding.
Anticipate disaster assistance needs. Think ahead by knowing how much your property and inventory are worth. Are you carrying enough insurance to rebuild after the disaster? If you have disaster losses that aren’t covered by insurance, , considering applying for an SBA disaster assistance loan. These loans can help businesses of all sizes repair or replace equipment and property that was damaged during the disaster. An SBA disaster loan can also help you cover operating expenses while you recover from the disaster.
Be prepared all-year round by thinking, developing, and communicating a plan to protect your business. Stay safe!