The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), one of the nation’s largest insurers of small businesses, today launched its Small Business Risk Education (SBRE) program in Chicago to help women and minority small business owners learn about risk management, develop safety risk management plans, and qualify for microloans. According to the Small Business Administration, 47 percent of all jobs in Chicago are created by small companies. Through partnerships with the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), one of the nation’s largest women’s business centers focused on creating jobs and fueling economic growth through business ownership, and Accion, a global nonprofit organization that supports microfinance institutions to provide financial services to low-income clients, Travelers is offering:
- Increased awareness of the most common safety risks faced by small business owners; and
- Training and education focused on risk management and business continuity planning.