SBA offers free webinars during National Preparedness Month

Published: Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:03 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (WTOC) - From tropical storms to power outages, even an interuption that only lasts for a brief time can translate into big losses of productivity and profits for businesses.

Business owners can get help and training on disaster planning in September with free online webinars from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.

The series is a partnership between the SBA and FEMA's Ready Campaign. The sessions aim to help business owners take charge of their company's well-being, the safety of their employees, and being prepared so they can rebound quickly from any kind of disaster.

The sessions are held every Wednesday in September at 2 p.m. EDT. There is a question-and-answer period after each presentation.

Webinar schedule:

Sept. 5:   "10 Steps to Prepare Any Organization for Disaster" introduction by James Rivera, associate administrator for SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance.

Sept. 12: "Protecting Your Organization by Preparing Your Employees"

Sept. 19: "Utilization of Social Media During a Crisis"

Sept. 26: "Surviving a Crisis, Large or Small: Real Life Lessons Learned" Business owners who have recovered from disasters discuss proactive emergency planning.

To register for any of these webinars, go to

Check out the PrepareMyBusiness website for past webinars and preparedness tools

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