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KOSBE Hosts: Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have an Emergency Action Plan?


Kingsport, TN, April 20, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate will host Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have an Emergency Action Plan? on Tuesday, April 26, 11:30-1:00 PM, at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The training is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), and your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Did you know that up to 40% of small businesses don’t survive an emergency, with 80% going out of business if not back up within the month. American Red Cross Ready Rating™ can guide your business, organization or school with simple, measurable steps to become better prepared for emergencies. An emergency can happen to anyone, if an emergency strikes, will your business be ready? Learn how to minimize losses, enhance productivity, and gain trust with your employees, and get back on your feet in the case of an emergency. Register Today: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=10360091

As a Participant you will leave the event with:
• A 123 Assessment that assesses possible threats and consequences
• American Red Cross Ready Rating™ Scorecard that provides current readiness level
• Ready Rating Next Steps Report that provides customized recommendations and a ranking of implementation actions according to resources required
• An Emergency Response Plan to outline steps to take before during and after an emergency
• Additional assessments, tools and resources developed by Red Cross experts
• Sources of disaster funding

If an Emergency happens, be ready!

Speaker(s): Jeff Hostetler, American Red Cross

Co-Sponsor(s): KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office, American Red Cross

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Katie Prendergast — 423.392.8825; kprendergast@tsbdc.org; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating universities and community colleges, and regional support partners. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and other program sponsors. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All information, events, and/or prices are subject to change or withdrawal. The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. Please confirm the information with the listing party.
Contact Information
Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship KOSBE
Katie Prendergast, Administrative and Marketing Coordinator
(423) 392.8825
Contact
www.kosbe.org

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