Thursday, May 05, 2011

May 17: SBA and Agility Recovery to Host Webinar on Hurricane Season Business Preparedness

The devastating effects of a hurricane extend beyond the coastal areas where the storms land. In recent years, we’ve seen how the impact of storm surge -- which is the indirect damage from water and flying debris -- inflicts collateral damage on small businesses in a surprisingly widespread area.

The 2011 mid-Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Is your business prepared for a possible shutdown on the heels of the infrastructure collapse that usually follows a major storm?

Get tips on protecting your customers, employees and your investment during a free webinar on May 17, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Hosted by Agility Recovery Solutions and the U.S. Small Business Administration, "Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season" will feature Weather Services International Senior Meteorologist Ben Papandrea, who will present the 2011 Hurricane Season forecast. Paul Sullivan, a vice president for Agility Recovery Solutions, will share best practices towards preparing your company for disasters. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Space is limited for this event. To register visit

SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery Solutions to offer business continuity strategies for entrepreneurs via their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for more preparedness tips.

Since 1953, the SBA has provided more than $48 billion in disaster recovery funds to 1.9 million homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in the form of low-interest loans. To learn more about the disaster assistance program, visit

SOURCES: Agility Recovery Solutions, U.S. Small Business Administration

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