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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Spotlight on Business Preparedness
September 15, 2007
According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, at least one-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen. Small businesses are especially vulnerable, because limited resources, it is more likely that they have not developed comprehensive plans to help them get through an emergency.
Maine’s businesses form the backbone of the state’s economy; small businesses alone account for a majority of the economy.
Planning for emergencies will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy and the State. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.
Emergency planning does not have to be a daunting task. As a business owner, have you ever thought about the answers to these questions?
These are just a few of the issues to think about in emergency planning. Here are some more simple steps to emergency preparedness:
Get started with emergency planning for your business:
There are some great reference materials available at no charge to help business owners put emergency plans together. Here are just a few:
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Maine prepares. It's part of who we are. But with simple steps, our business community can be even more prepared to weather any storm. That means all of the State of Maine will be too.
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