In today’s complex operating environment, businesses face a diverse range of perils. Beyond the headline grabbing catastrophic weather events, more common events such as shoplifting, mechanical breakdowns, and supplier disruptions also threaten the success of any business. While all business operations face these threats, small businesses are especially vulnerable to them.  
Our five-part video series, Protecting Your Business, will introduce you to the problems facing small businesses.
Whether you’re just starting your business or are well established in the marketplace, the LSBDC can assist you. Our experienced consultants can help:

Evaluate your insurance coverage
Identify the risks to your business
Develop strategies to mitigate risks
Develop emergency response procedures
Create a business continuity plan

For assistance with your risk management or business continuity planning, contact your local LSBDC to schedule a no-cost confidential appointment with one of our business consultants. 

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Could You Survive a Disaster?

Small businesses face significant risks for failure after disasters. Research shows rates of failure as high as 40% for small businesses when an incident forces them to close their doors for as little as 72 hours. Knowing the answers to the following questions can improve the chances your business will survive the next disaster. Could You Survive a Disaster?

Risk Management Training Worksheets

Risk Management Training Worksheets to accompany Identifying Risks (Video 2) and Measuring & Prioritizing Risks (Video 3). These worksheets will help you identify your business' risks or loss exposures and guide you in prioritizing those risks.

Risk Management Training Worksheets

Risk Management Resource List

Links for industry, authorities, government, threats, books, and other useful resources for risk management and business continuity. Download

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