The U-S Small Business Administration has designated September as
"Disaster Preparedness Month."
SBA Senior Area Manager Eric Giltner in Grand Forks says as few as ten
percent of small businesses in the U-S have a disaster plan. Giltner says that's too
low a percentage to do something so elementary. It's a major theme to prepare for a
disaster. It takes a small amount of time. The effort's worth it to prepare for a minor
or major disaster.
Giltner says small businesses should assess and prepare for three things.
The first is acts by outsiders. Those acts can be either accidental or
The second is acts by nature and the third is acts by insiders.
SBA will broadcast a webinar every Wednesday morning in September to
help small businesses prepare a disaster plan. It's from nine to ten-am.
You can register at email@example.com. Or call the US Small Business
Administration office in Grand Forks to register. Phone (701)746-5160.