The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) released a user-friendly guide for business support organizations with practical tips on engaging small businesses in disaster preparedness. The intended audience for this resource includes local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, small business development centers, SCORE offices, community colleges, business schools, community development financial institutions, local banks, and nonprofits that serve small businesses. Developed with input from continuity professionals, the information from this guide can be referenced when creating workshops or writing articles for company newsletters and e-blasts.
Highlights from the guide include:
- Why community and business organizations should engage small businesses in continuity exercises;
- The top ten ways to engage small businesses in preparedness activities;
- A case study on ‘A Day without Business’ Workshop in Tulsa, OK;
- Resources for Crisis preparedness.
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