Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Plan to Stay in Business

As a business owner or manager, you are a leader in the community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow.  This September, join the community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared.

Disasters not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.  As an employer in the community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your business, its employees, and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster.

Ready Business asks companies to take three simple steps: plan to stay in business; encourage your people to become Ready and protect your investment.

This year, the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, with support from partners across the county, including a wide range of businesses and organizations, is focusing National Preparedness Month on encouraging individuals, families, and businesses to take active steps toward becoming Ready.  We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, neighborhoods, and communities are Ready.

Ready Business, an extension of the Ready Campaign, helps business owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of an emergency.  The Business section of contains vital information for businesses on how to get started preparing their business and their unique needs during an emergency.

For more information on National Preparedness Month, or for help preparing your business, call 1-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585 or visit where business owners can download or order free Ready information, publications, and much more.

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