Posted June 7, 2022 | 2:05 PM
No-cost resources help businesses prepare and recover from the unexpected
Roughly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. But you can. If you are unprepared, a power outage, hacker disruption, fire, theft, storm, or other disaster could put you and your employees at risk. It could possibly shut down your business forever.
Protect your business and human capital with a business continuity plan to:
- Safeguard human life
- Minimize confusion and enable effective decisions in a time of crisis
- Reduce dependency on specific personnel
- Minimize the loss of assets, revenue, and customers
- Ensure the survival of the organization
- Satisfy any legal or regulatory requirements
- Ensure that you are doing your due diligence
- Facilitate the timely recovery of critical business functions
- Maintain the reputation of the organization
The professionally certified business consultants with the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County provide confidential, no-cost services that can help your small business prepare, recover, and reopen. Services include expert consultation to help you minimize losses and increase business survivability and specialist assistance to help you apply for state and federal disaster loans.
Virtual Business Continuity Workshops
Is your organization prepared? Businesses can take advantage of a no-cost virtual Business Continuity workshop during June. This workshop will include topics on strategies to help design, implement, and manage disaster recovery and a business continuity framework to protect your organization’s core assets, people, processes, and hurricane preparedness.
- Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, co-sponsored by Uptown Chamber of Commerce
- Friday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, co-sponsored by Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Pro Tip: Prepare your Business Emergency Recovery Toolkit Now
You will need important documents to aid in the recovery of your business after a disaster. Keep copies of these documents in a safe and easily accessible location:
- Insurance policies
- Customer contact lists
- Backup computer files
- Supplier/vendor lists
- Employee contact lists
- Photographs of property
- Financial statements
- Inventory lists
- Continuity plan
Get started protecting your business by contacting Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County for a one-on-one consultation or register for a workshop at (813) 204-9267 or HCFLGov.net/FSBDC.