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Are you ready to lead your company through a crisis?

Industry News | June 13, 2014 | By:

Free webinar to be hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery, June 17

Emergency responders are trained to make quick decisions that will protect people and save lives when a natural or manmade disaster occurs-and this is a skill that comes in handy for anyone running a small business. When an emergency hits, the safety of your employees and clients may depend on your smart decisions and quick action.

The ability to properly lead your team and the community through a disaster and toward recovery is an essential skill for a business owner. In addition to making a preparedness plan, it’s also a good idea to find ways to take charge while staying focused on what’s important-the well-being of your employees and customers, and a speedy recovery for your business.

Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a live online discussion on Tuesday, June 17, with former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator R. David Paulison. He’ll talk about joining FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and how he managed the leadership challenges involved in that disaster’s response and recovery efforts. Paulison, who served for 30 years as fire chief for the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Department, will also share tips on how to become a capable manager prepared for any kind of disaster.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes.

WHAT: “Leading with Resiliency During a Disaster.” The presentation will be led by R. David Paulison, former FEMA Administrator, and followed by a question-and-answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

HOW: Space is limited. Register here.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website: Visit “PrepareMyBusiness” to access past webinars and additional preparedness tips.


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