Top Seven Disaster Preparedness Webinars


By: Michelle Loredo  



As a small business owner and entrepreneur, you have to be prepared for when a natural disaster or crisis hits your area. According to the Small Business Administration, about 25 percent of businesses hit by a disaster don’t reopen after the storm.

The SBDC Network is here to help you with the process of preparing your business for a disaster and through difficult situations after the storm. The following webinars are aimed at providing disaster preparedness guidance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

  1. Accelerate Business: Safety Planning For 2020

    If you’re struggling in adapting your business model to follow health guidelines and want to learn more, this is the webinar for you. Presenter CJ Petitt will go over safety planning that emphasizes the importance of health safety in a business. They will also go over the latest regulatory guidelines and how to incorporate safety protocols successfully into your daily operations. Register Here

  2. Business Continuity in a COVID-19 World: Resources to Keep You Going

    Presenter Shavonnah Schreiber goes in-depth on how to keep your business going during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the free webinar, they go over the current business challenges, how to communicate with the public and stakeholders, at what capacity you should operate with the current restrictions, resources and how to create action plans that will better your business outcome. Register Here

  3. Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

    It’s highly important, especially in times of natural disasters, for small businesses to have a strong cybersecurity plan in place. In the new normal and the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increase in threats in cyber-attacks. In this free webinar, presenter Brian Gendron will help you understand your risk exposure, regulatory requirements and give you the tools to lessen the risk of an attack being successful. Register Here

  4. Hurricane Disaster Loan

    If you were affected by Hurricane Laura, tune-in to this free webinar and gain information on how to complete an SBA disaster loan application. This includes guidelines for applying, supporting documentation needed to apply and eligibility requirements. Register Now

  5. Positive Case in The Workplace - Concerns for Employers

    In this free webinar, presenter Trisha Barita will cover positive cases in the workplace. They will cover the steps that need to be taken if you have determined there has been exposure at your work site to COVID-19. The CDC guidelines will be discussed as well as an updated list of symptoms. Other areas that are discussed are the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Americans with Disability Act Concerns, Confidentiality Issues and much more. Register Now

  6. This is Not Business as Usual

    Presenter Marc Willson goes in-depth on how to reopen your business in the new normal. He goes over new health safety protocols, sales, marketing strategies, engagement with the community, best practices and daily operations. Register Now

  7. Workforce Considerations for Employers During COVID-19

    Learn all the workforce considerations for employers during COVID-19 in this free webinar. Presenter Joseph Tung will walk you through how to assess, plan, execute, evaluate and stay informed in the new normal. Register Now