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2014 Hurricane Season Tips for Businesses

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2014 Hurricane Season Tips for Businesses

2014 Hurricane Season Tips for Businesses

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  • 1. 2014 Hurricane Season Tips for Businesses www.trinityclaims.com
  • 2. Here are 5 tips by the SBA to protect your business this hurricane season www.trinityclaims.com
  • 3. 1. Determine your greatest risk potential • It might come from wind damage or inland flooding that typically follows a tropical storm’s heavy rains. • Look at the building where you do business – inside and out – and assess the risks. • If you do this early enough, you’ll have time to do structural upgrades – like impact resistant doors and windows – that can prevent possible future storm damage. Source: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/5-tips-starting-your-hurricane-season-business-continuity-plan www.trinityclaims.com
  • 4. 2. Calculate the cost of business interruptions for one week, one month and six months Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able investigate insurance options or build a cash reserve that will allow your company to function during the post-disaster recovery phase. www.trinityclaims.com Source: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/5-tips-starting-your-hurricane-season-business-continuity-plan
  • 5. 3. Review your insurance coverage • Contact your agent to find out if your policy is adequate for your needs. • Consult with a business insurance expert to advise you on the right coverage for your situation. www.trinityclaims.com Source: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/5-tips-starting-your-hurricane-season-business-continuity-plan
  • 6. 4. Build a crisis communications plan so you’ll be able to make your employees, customers, vendors, and contractors know what’s going on. • Establish an e-mail alert system. • Create a Facebook page, and use Twitter to keep the public aware you’re still in business and in the process of recovering after the disaster. www.trinityclaims.com Source: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/5-tips-starting-your-hurricane-season-business-continuity-plan
  • 7. 5. Consider a Telework Policy • Prepare for the possibility that employees won’t be able to get to work by developing an emergency telework policy. • Read “How to Make Telework Work for your Small Business” for more information. www.trinityclaims.com Source: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/5-tips-starting-your-hurricane-season-business-continuity-plan
  • 8. Twitter 888.370.8484 Fax to 800.978.2650 EmailFacebook www.trinityclaims.com