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FREE Winter Weather Preparedness
We have all witnessed the devastating effects Mother Nature can cause throughout the year. As we look ahead to the Winter Weather Season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation. Your organization is more than just a place of business to your customers, employees and stakeholders. Your organization is a key aspect of their lives, and one that must be protected. If your organization is affected by adverse weather conditions, how well will you be prepared to serve those who depend on you in their time of need?
Join Mark Norton, Director of Continuity Planning at Agility Recovery as he shares practical, applicable tips and best practices to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather. These low-to-no cost steps any organization can take to become better prepared could mean the difference between surviving a crisis, or giving in to one. (Aired on 11/6/14)
FREE Email Marketing & Social Media – Ways To Survive and Thrive in an Emergency
Disaster planning. Emergency preparedness. Business continuity. Whatever you choose to call it, the goal for any business is the same: To get back up and running in a safe, timely manner after a disaster or emergency situation takes place.
Did you know there are simple steps you can implement now to stay connected to, communicate with, and be of service to your employees, customers, suppliers, and community in the event of an emergency?
That’s just one focus of this SCORE workshop which will focus on ways to use automated email marketing tools to meet an emergency situation head-on: ..... Disaster PlanEasy, automated ways to build your lists of people with whom you'll want to communicate in an emergency ..... How to segment the groups that matter, and the communications that each should receive ..... Ways to create prescheduled communications (for more effective communications in a emergency!) ..... Mobile apps that give you the ability to communicate anywhere you have Internet access ..... Social + email - peanut butter and jelly! Reach to and through a broader network by linking your communication channels. ..... Essential, built-in data backup – how to use and customize it for your business.
Although the core of this workshop will be emergency planning, these same principles apply for everyday email marketing as well.
Gina Watkins, an educational marketing expert with Constant Contact, will use case studies of businesses which have thrived during emergencies, to convey practical advice on how to use online marketing tools to create engaged, vital communication networks that can respond well to any disaster. (Aired on 7/9/15)
FREE Defeating Downtime: Keep Your Business Weatherproof
During this 1-hour webinar you will learn first-hand from a successful business owner how you and your business can be well prepared for extreme weather or other emergencies that may temporarily make your place of business inaccessible.
Jennifer Shaheen, President of Technology Therapy, will shed insight on the following topics: ..... Surviving any StormYour physical space matters. Learn how to protect it from weather- no matter how sudden or severe. ..... Invest in your e-office. Discover technology that syncs on-site and remote work. ..... Make location a place, not a barrier. Create a plan for remote work and client obligations. ..... Always be social. Learn to use social media for customer communication and customer service. ..... Set expectations early & often. Establish (and then manage) customer expectations for response times. (Aired on 8/11/15)
FREE Get Your Business Ready for an Emergency
Would your employees know what to do if a disaster hit? What if there was a serious emergency that required them to shelter in place at work? Emergencies can hit without warning and the stakes are high for small businesses. Market surveys have repeatedly shown that virtually all small businesses believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their businesses, yet most do not have a comprehensive emergency plan to survive an emergency and reopen their doors faster.
Creating a preparedness plan doesn’t need to be difficult. SCORE is pleased to collaborate with the American Red Cross as it showcases for the first time its newly-enhanced Ready Rating program. Ready Rating assists businesses and other organizations prepare for, respond to – and successfully withstand – a disaster and other emergencies. It is designed with small businesses in mind – businesses that may not have the financial resources or the time to go through a complicated emergency planning process. Thanks to its generous sponsors, Ready Rating is free. And, it contains time-saving resources such as a tool for creating a customized “emergency action plan” for your organization. (Aired on 9/10/15)
FREE Don’t Let These Events Send Your Business into a Tailspin
Although "disaster preparedness" often triggers images of hurricanes, tornados and floods, there are dozens of "disasters" that have nothing to do with weather which can send your business into a tail spin. But If you have a plan for dealing with them, you can reduce their impact.
Think about it for a moment! Are you prepared to carry on if a key employee unexpectedly quits? Or inventory you need to fulfill orders is suddenly unavailable? Or your city block experiences a power outage or lengthy interruption to your internet service?
These kinds of events are more commonplace than most business owners realize, but with advance planning the repercussions on your operations, revenues and customers can be minimized. So please join us to make sure your business isn't sent into a tail spin if they happen to you! (Aired on 6/21/16)
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