2 free webinars on disaster prep for small business

Jul 05, 2013
2 free webinars on disaster prep for small business

You've got the weather radio, the bottled water, the flood insurance, the storm shutters and the employee phone tree. With a month of hurricane season under our belts, you might think your business is all set for a disaster. But it never hurts to expand that emergency tool kit.

These free business webinars cover post-disaster leadership skills and using social media for crisis communications. Agility Recovery Solutions, a firm in Charlotte, N.C., that offers disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, partnered with SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration to create the webinars.

Leading With Resiliency During a Disaster
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
DATE: July 17
HOSTS: SBA and Agility Recovery Solutions

A former FEMA administrator will describe how he led relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. David Paulison took the reins at the agency on Sept. 12, 2005, two weeks after the deadly storm wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast, particularly in New Orleans. He replaced outgoing director Michael D. Brown, who resigned due to criticism over his handling of the disaster.

Social Media's Role in Disaster Recovery
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
DATE: July 18
HOSTS: SCORE and Agility Recovery Solutions

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are ideal ways to reach customers, employees and vendors after a disaster. A panel of experts will share their tips and success stories for using social media in crisis communications.