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Disasters Happen- How to Prepare Your Business and Recover
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About the course

It’s not a question of if, but when the next disaster will strike. Is your business prepared for the next major disaster event, such as a hurricane, flood, tornado, earthquake or wildfire?

This webinar, presented by Alex Contreras, Director of Preparedness, Communication and Coordination at SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance, will provide basic steps to prepare and recover from disasters so that your business is resilient.

You’ll learn:

  • How to make preparedness a priority
  • Lessons learned from recent disaster events
  • How the SBA Disaster Loan Program can help
  • Other forms of assistance for businesses
  • How mitigation saves lives, property and your investment

This webinar is a part of the 2019 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference.

SBA’s participation in this Cosponsored Activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting SBA Cosponsorship Authorization No. SBW 2019.


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA. The SBA administers a Congressional grant which provides SCORE with funding. SCORE volunteers work with the SBA to provide small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through SBA offices.

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Alejandro Contreras - U.S. Small Business Administration

Alejandro began his Federal career in 2005, immediately following Hurricane Katrina, and joined the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Over his 13-year career at SBA, Alejandro has contributed to the Agency’s response to some of America’s largest and most devastating disasters.

Alejandro Contreras

Director of the Office of Preparedness, Communication and Coordination, U.S. Small Business Administration

1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(504) 589-2356

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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