October 4, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Learn How To Assess Your Company’s Disaster Readiness At Free SBA/Agility Webinar

October 4, 2012

SBA.GOV site - U.S Small Business Administration

Press Release

Advisory Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Advisory Number: MA12-25
Contact: Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

WASHINGTON – When it comes to emergency planning, the mindset of many business owners often falls between being proactive or reactive. Taking the first step – determining your risks – is a good start towards developing a business continuity plan best suited the needs of your organization.  

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, October 16, to learn more about the American Red Cross’ Ready Rating program.

The Ready Rating program is a simple yet thorough self-assessment tool that can help you think and plan ahead to protect your employees and your business. Tom Heneghan, manager of Preparedness at the American Red Cross, will take webinar participants on a step-by-step tour of the Ready Rating program.  He’ll also talk about important new enhancements.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips. 

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.


Tom Heneghan, Manager of Preparedness, American Red Cross


“The Red Cross Ready Rating Program” will be presented by Heneghan. A question and answer session will follow.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012   2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT


Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/620769072.

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