Emergency Preparedness

Even if operations are running smoothly, something unexpected could always happen. Learn how to prepare for these situations and keep your business safe.

Preparing

  • The American Red Cross offers a free assessment to see how prepared your business is for an unexpected disaster. (https://www.readyrating.org)
  • Once you have checked for improvement areas, you can go to PrepareMyBusiness.org to find checklists and other resources to help protect your business in the event of an emergency. 

  • FEMA also has a website (https://www.ready.gov/business) to help you prepare for natural emergencies such as flooding or flu epidemics. 

  • ReadyNC is also a good resource that can help you and your employees be ready for any emergency (https://readync.org/EN/index.html). 

In addition, the SBA also provides some resources to help prepare your business for a disaster and some possible recovery steps (https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/prepare-emergencies). 


Cyber Threats

With the increasing use of technology in today’s world, there are also often online threats that could harm your business. Learn more about the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (https://www.us-cert.gov/home-and-business) and what you can do to protect yourself from cyber threats. 


Disaster Loans

The SBA also offers low-interest disaster loans to help businesses recover after events like natural disasters (https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance).