The Edmond Sun

October 5, 2012

Free SBA/Agility webinar decodes disaster planning


The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — When it comes to emergency planning, the mindset of many business owners often falls between being proactive or reactive. Taking the first step — determining your risks — is a good start toward developing a business continuity plan best suited the needs of your organization.  

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 16 to learn more about the American Red Cross’ Ready Rating program.

The Ready Rating program is a simple yet thorough self-assessment tool that can help you think and plan ahead to protect your employees and your business. Tom Heneghan, manager of Preparedness at the American Red Cross, will take webinar participants on a step-by-step tour of the Ready Rating program. He’ll also talk about important new enhancements.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster or register for the meeting at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/620769072.