Hurricane season starts June 1st and extends to November 30th and it’s all about preparation. Small businesses should prepare for disasters before they occur to increase the chances of surviving a major disaster by taking basic measures before the season begins.
Stay informed and create a plan to be ready when disaster strikes.
Small Business Administration (SBA): SBA provides loans to business and individuals to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.
The Economic Injury Loan: provides up to $2M for small businesses suffering hardship during a declared disaster.
Ready.gov/Business Ready Business assists businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. Click on the Ready Business How-To Guide for relevant information.
FloridaDisaster.biz provides businesses with access to critical information before, during, and after a disaster. This program is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Click here to learn more and register your business today.
Financial Preparedness An important aspect of disaster preparedness is financial preparedness. This toolkit is designed to help you organize your financial information before and after a disaster.