Getting Started with Business Emergency Planning

business and service orgsOne in four businesses will never reopen after a disaster

Maine’s businesses form the backbone of the state’s economy; small businesses alone account for a majority of the economy. If businesses are prepared to survive and recover, the State and our economy are more secure.

Maine’s service organizations play a critical role in our communities. Their clients rely on them every day – and during an emergency situation, their roles will be even more important..

Your business or organization can weather any storm. It starts with the planning you do today.

Here are some (free!) resources to get you started.

Maine Prepares Fact Sheets:

Small Business Administration (SBA):

Institute for Business and Home Safety:

American Red Cross

  • Ready Rating: Self-assessment tool and self-guided program to improve disaster readiness

Federal Emergency Management Agency: