Ready Business Mentoring Guide: Working with Small Businessess to Prepare for Emergencies, Mentor Edition [open pdf - 3MB]
"Scenes of disaster replay on televisions across the country with numbing regularity: A hurricane blasts through Florida... fire sweeps through a small-town manufacturing plant... floods destroy a local business district... a winter storm causes widespread power failure in the Northeast. Every year emergencies take their toll on business and industry in terms of lives and dollars. But something can be done. Businesses of all sizes can limit injury and damage and return more quickly to normal operations if they plan ahead. Preparedness works. The Ready Business Mentoring Guide is designed to help business advisors encourage small business owners and managers to take action to reduce the impact of natural or man-made disasters. The Ready Business content reflects the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Standard (NFPA 1600) developed by the National Fire Protection Association and endorsed by the American National Standards Institute, the 9/11 Commission and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security."
The Extension Disaster Education Network: http://eden.lsu.edu/Pages/default.aspx