For the third consecutive year, the US Small Business Administration has joined with Agility Recovery to co-sponsor the Prepare My Business Campaign, a free educational resource for businesses of all types and sizes to become better prepared for disasters, both large and small.

The 2013 campaign kicks off with the first of the free monthly educations webinars on January 15th called “2012 Year In Review: Valuable Lessons & Best Practices.”  By registering and attending this free webinar, you can join Deputy Associate Administrator of SBA Disaster Assistance Joe Loddo and Agility CEO Bob Boyd as they cover the recent history of events which shaped business disasters in 2013, as well as the lessons learned and best practices every business can institute to improve their resilience.

As stated on the website, “….Disaster planning and preparedness can be your company’s lifeline to staying in business. With proper education, planning, testing and disaster assistance, you will be able to stay in business through any interruption and beyond.”

Click here for more details, information and registration access to the following 2013 schedule of free educational webinar offerings, as well as, accessing archive files of previous year webinar offerings.

January 15, 2013        2012 Year in Review: Valuable Lessons & Best Practices (Click here to register)

February 13, 2013      Crisis Communication Planning – The Keystone of Disaster Recovery Response

March 13, 2013           Five Things You May Not Know about SBA Disaster Assistance

April 9, 2013                Social Media and Disaster Recovery

May 21, 2013              Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season

June 11, 2013             Leading with Resiliency During a Disaster

July 9, 2013                The Top 5 Risks for Business Disasters in America

August 13, 2013          Start Building Your Disaster Recovery Plan TODAY!

September 4, 2013     National Preparedness Webinar # 1 – Topic TBA

September 11, 2013     National Preparedness Webinar # 2 – Topic TBA

September 18, 2013   National Preparedness Webinar # 3 – Topic TBA

September 25, 2013   National Preparedness Webinar # 4 – Topic TBA

October 22, 2013        Winter Weather Preparedness

November 12, 2013    The Impact of Corporate Preparedness on the Bottom Line

December 10, 2013    The 10 Most Common Mistakes During a Crisis

If applicable, please pass this information along to those disaster preparedness, business continuity or risk management team members in your organization.

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