Develop and regularly update an emergency contact list;
Establish an email alert system and consider using social media (if power is still available);
Local media can also be a good resource during a disaster and as you rebuild afterwards;
Be sure to designate primary and secondary spokespersons who have been trained in dealing with the media. 3. Prepare your business now for inclement winter weather. The Small Business Administration will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. ET on winter weather preparedness for your business. "If your organization is affected by adverse weather conditions, how well will you be prepared to serve those who depend on you in their time of need?" The SBA and disaster-recovery firm Agility Recovery will host the hour-long event to share practical, applicable tips and best practices to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather. >> Metar Weather Offers Weather Risk Insurance to Small Business -- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York. Follow @LKulikowski To contact Laurie Kulikowski, send an email to: Laurie.Kulikowski@thestreet.com. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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