Disasters Happen- How to Prepare Your Business and Recover May 8, 2019, 3:30pm EDT May 8, 2019, 3:30pm EDT
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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

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About the Presenter(s)

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.

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