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Preparedness Planning for Your Business

As a business leader, there are several steps you can take to ensure your organization is prepared for potential hazards. The Ready Business program offers assistance in creating a preparedness plan to help you get ready for such events. There are various hazards that businesses and their staff may face, including natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, public health concerns like widespread illnesses such as the flu, human-caused hazards like accidents or violence, and technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment malfunctions. has a wide assortment of tools to protect your business in the event of a disaster.


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Economic resilience is a crucial attribute that defines an economy's ability to prevent, withstand, and recover from various shocks, stresses, or disruptions while maintaining stability, functionality, and overall well-being. Whether it is financial crises, natural disasters, pandemics, economic recessions, or geopolitical conflicts, having a resilient economy can make a significant difference. To achieve this, a diverse economy that spans across various sectors, industries, and geographic regions is vital, as it helps to reduce vulnerability to specific shocks.

Moreover, strong and stable financial institutions, regulatory frameworks, and risk management practices are essential to achieving economic resilience. Additionally, effective social safety nets and modern infrastructure can provide the necessary support during a crisis. Innovation, entrepreneurship, and flexibility are also key factors in building resilient economies, as they help to adapt and respond quickly to changing economic conditions.

Government policies, fiscal and monetary measures, and long-term planning can stabilize an economy during crises, while sustainability practices and strong communities can enhance resilience at the local level. A well-educated and skilled workforce can also quickly adapt to changing economic conditions, which is paramount to building resilience.

In essence, economic resilience is not just about bouncing back from crises but also about building capacity to thrive and improve over time. Therefore, effective policies and strategies at multiple levels are necessary to achieve this objective. We must work together to create a more resilient economy that can weather any storm and emerge stronger than ever before.


To protect your business from potential threats, take an "all hazards" approach. Identify possible hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and analyze impacts. Use this information to invest in measures that mitigate risks and prevent disruptions. Our team is committed to helping you ensure your business's safety and success.


Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:

  • Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
  • Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
  • Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.

There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.


To prepare for emergencies, businesses should identify and assess available resources, create emergency response plans, establish incident management systems, and provide training to employees. Resource management, crisis communications, business continuity, IT plans, employee assistance, and incident management are all crucial components of a successful preparedness program. All employees should be trained to take appropriate action during an emergency.