Act Now: How to Prepare Your Business for the 2018 Hurricane Season

June 19, 2018

Disasters are a matter of if, not when. Now that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has begun, it is crucial businesses are taking steps to ensure they are prepared.

According to the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Quarterly Index, 65% of small business owners do not have any plans in place to cope with a natural disaster or inclement weather.

To help businesses of all sizes become better prepared, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the UPS Foundation created a free tool called Resilience in a Box

Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and designed to educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience. Resilience in a Box includes resources to guide companies toward addressing preparedness issues while building in flexibility to handle potential business interruptions. Resources and tools include:

  • Business Preparedness Checklist 
  • Top 20 Tips for Business Preparedness 
  • Business Resilience 101 Workbook

Business resilience is essential to community resilience. If a disaster were to strike your community, do you have a preparedness and recovery plan in place? Make sure your business is resilient with plans in place to protect your people, data, operations, inventory, equipment, facilities, and community. 

A Nationwide Insurance study shows that 49% of small businesses say it would take their business at least three months to recover from a natural disaster.

With Resilience in a Box, businesses can have the fundamental tools to be better informed and determine specific actions that will enhance their resilience against all hazards or potential interruptions. 

Visit the Resilience in a Box website to learn more and access ways to share this valuable resource with other businesses in your area.