Small Business Preparedness

The U.S. Small Business Administration is interested in ensuring businesses across the country consider and plan for events that may affect their ability to keep their business going strong during times of unforeseen disasters. They've provided this fact sheet to get small business started on disaster planning, or visit the SBA website.

Disasters can take many forms and the financial cost of rebuilding after a disaster can be overwhelming. If businesses are prepared for emergencies, they’ll be in a better position to recover and continue operations should disaster strike.

Should your small business want additional advice and training, you can visit or contact SBA's Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or for access to emergency toolkits and guidance.

FEMA’s Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN) is a self-guided training designed to teach small business owners and operators how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions.