Preparing Your Business for a Disaster
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Portland, United States
About the Seminar:
Did you Know?
- Up to 40% of businesses fail after a natural or man-made disaster?
- 4 out of 5 businesses fail after the loss of a key executive?
- 82% of businesses agree that if someone made it easy for them to be prepared, they’d do it?
The Preparing Your Business for a Disaster/Business Ready Seminar, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will introduce participants to the world of emergency preparedness for your small business. It's meant to help you assess your current emergency plan and learn steps you can take to make it stronger. Through group discussion and a workshop format, the attendees will learn about:
- Personal Preparedness, and how that can translate into the work place
- Building and maintaining workplace disaster kits that can sustain your workforce in the event of a disaster
- Emergency response notification procedures to share with your entire business, organization, neighbors, and community
- General workplace safety that can help make getting through a disaster easier and help make recovery from a disaster faster
You'll complete a 123-point self assessment of their level of preparedness and have access to tools, tips and best practices to help improve your level of preparedness. The 123 Assessment has been aligned with the federal government’s Private Sector Preparedness Standards (PS-Prep).
Individuals participating in the seminar will complete a personal preparedness assessment in class, the Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses and the Emergency Response Notification Procedures worksheet.
About the Presenters:
Tyler Grant, Readiness Specialist, earned a Bachelor's of Arts in International Studies from Bethel College, in Indiana, where he honed his dedication to volunteerism and community leadership. He has worked with community development initiatives in more than 10 countries and worked in disaster relief both locally and abroad. Tyler has been with the Oregon Red Cross since 2010.
Francisco Ianni is the Emergency Preparedness Director for the Oregon Red Cross. In this role, his focus is to increase the emergency preparedness and disaster readiness of communities across Oregon by providing individuals and communities with models to improve their skills, knowledge, resources, and sustainable practices to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies ranging from single family fires to large-scale disasters.
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When & Where
Mercy Corps Northwest
Do you feel stuck in your business because of lack of information? Classes at Mercy Corps Northwest offer you a deep exploration in a range of business topics covering technology, marketing, finance, law, and more. Our classes give you actionable tools to apply directly to the business problems you are facing today. We also create a forum help you to connect with entrepreneurs just like you and develop a stronger network.
Classes are taught by professionals who are experts in their fields. They bring a diverse set of knowledge to the classroom, and are receptive to individual business problems. Learn more about our presenters.
Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and other services that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.
More information on Mercy Corps Northwest and our other services can be found at www.mercycorpsnw.org