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Oct. 16 seminar will help small business owners prepare to deal with disaster.
LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center presents a free disaster preparedness seminar, Ready Business, Wednesday, Oct. 16 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in room 401 at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg.
Rachel Monteverdi, a family and consumer sciences agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Franklin County, will be the instructor.
Monteverdi will provide information on how preparing for a disaster can save a small business, lives, merchandise and money.
Small business owners who complete the seminar will understand the need for, and the key concepts of, business continuity and disaster preparedness planning, discover their disaster risks, and begin writing their individual disaster plans for their businesses.
“Whether by fire, flood, winter storm, cyber-attack, tornado, hurricane or some other disaster, businesses can be ruined overnight,” Monteverdi says. “Research shows that 40 to 60 percent of all businesses that close after a disaster will ultimately fail. Ready Business helps businesses plan to stay in business in the event of a disaster.”
The seminar is presented by the Small Business Center in partnership with the Extension Disaster Education Network, N.C. State University, Franklin County Emergency Management and other government agencies.
This seminar is limited to 25 attendees. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to reserve a seat in this free seminar, call Tanya Weary at 252-738-3240 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.