Ready Business:
Using Multiple Technologies
to Help Businesses
Prepare for and Recovery
from Disasters
Parsons Co., Roanoke, IL
Why Plan?
 40% of small businesses
do not reopen after a
major emergency (SBA)
 Additional 25% fail within
the first yea...
A “Comprehensive” Definition
“A disaster is a nonroutine event that
exceeds the capacity of the affected area
to respond t...
Think Disruption
 Natural disasters alone – 30%
of businesses closed for 1 day
due to a natural event
 Now think
 Exter...
Teaching Resources
www.EDEN.lsu.edu
EDEN Courses
 Plant Biosecurity Mgmt
 Protecting America’s Food System
 Pandemic Preparedness for Business
 Pandemic I...
Marketing Video
iPad App
for Business Disaster
Preparedness
and Recovery
Help small businesses
develop, streamline and store
their disaster preparedness
plans
Mobile
 Walk through to capture information
 Photograph inventory
Electronic
 Updated easily
 Stored in cloud
 Accessible by multiple staff
Inventory
 Walk through
warehouse
 Record inventory
details
 Photograph
products, labels, etc.
 Key in supplier
details
Shelter in Place
 What it means
 Why it’s important to
have designated
locations
 Examples of good and
bad locations
 ...
Plans
 Release in May: National Small Business
Week
 Market through EDEN, eXtension,
NACDEP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
S...
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
Ready Business:  Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
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Learn about some of the programs and technologies the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) uses to teach business owners and managers about disaster preparedness and continuity of operations planning.

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  • Rick – 3 minutesKickoff introduction
  • Rick – quick overview of EDENEDEN cooperates with FEMA Ready Business
  • Quick example of why business preparedness important
  • Glenn – 4 minutesWhy business disaster preparedness important
  • Virginia – 4 minutesEDEN Ready Business course, including videoUsing screen captures rather than going live to save loading time
  • EDEN home page with EDEN Courses tab
  • Encourage them to use other courses
  • Course info page – overviewEncourage to complete the course tracker so we can see what kinds of people are going to the training materials
  • Promo materials
  • Course MaterialsEvaluations need to be updated in eXtension Qualtrics
  • Instructors Guide – slides with draft scriptInfo for instructors in bold
  • Lots of photos to show realism. Some photos take directly from marketing video.Group discussion slides
  • Disaster Plan Template in MS Word
  • 7-minute promo video with testimonials from small business owners
  • Becky – 3 minutesNIFA Smith-Lever Special Needs Grant
  • Example
  • ExampleResearch-based information then insert your information
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  • Ready Business: Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters

    1. 1. Ready Business: Using Multiple Technologies to Help Businesses Prepare for and Recovery from Disasters
    2. 2. Parsons Co., Roanoke, IL
    3. 3. Why Plan?  40% of small businesses do not reopen after a major emergency (SBA)  Additional 25% fail within the first year (FEMA)  80-90% may fail within 5 years (US DOL)  Declared disasters more than doubled in recent years John Arens
    4. 4. A “Comprehensive” Definition “A disaster is a nonroutine event that exceeds the capacity of the affected area to respond to it in such a way as to save lives; to preserve property; and to maintain the social, ecological, economic, and political stability of the affected region.” (Pearce, 2000)
    5. 5. Think Disruption  Natural disasters alone – 30% of businesses closed for 1 day due to a natural event  Now think  External (Key supplier) and internal (Coffee on computer)  Big and small  Personal issues (health of owner or key employee)  Impacts:  Business PLUS  Family  Perhaps some or all of the community  Uses resources – money, time and goodwill
    6. 6. Teaching Resources www.EDEN.lsu.edu
    7. 7. EDEN Courses  Plant Biosecurity Mgmt  Protecting America’s Food System  Pandemic Preparedness for Business  Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Faith-based Organizations  Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Mgmt  Family Preparedness  Ready Business
    8. 8. Marketing Video
    9. 9. iPad App for Business Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
    10. 10. Help small businesses develop, streamline and store their disaster preparedness plans
    11. 11. Mobile  Walk through to capture information  Photograph inventory
    12. 12. Electronic  Updated easily  Stored in cloud  Accessible by multiple staff
    13. 13. Inventory  Walk through warehouse  Record inventory details  Photograph products, labels, etc.  Key in supplier details
    14. 14. Shelter in Place  What it means  Why it’s important to have designated locations  Examples of good and bad locations  Record your shelter-in- place locations
    15. 15. Plans  Release in May: National Small Business Week  Market through EDEN, eXtension, NACDEP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, SBA, financial institutions and organizations, social media, mass media and many other outlets

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