Category Archives: Business Community

Resilience for Small Business

New Report: Building Resilience for Coastal Small Busineses. This 60-page report was produced by the Lowlander Center in LA. Thanks to Alessandra Jerolleman for the citation. As one of the authors, she noted that it was the culmination of a two-year … Continue reading

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Business Recovery, or Not

From the Denver Post: Past disasters show a long recovery for small businesses For many years the rule of thumb has been that about 30% of small businesses fail after a disaster, but this article says almost 40%. I still … Continue reading

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Using the CERT Model for Businesses

Preparing for Potential Disasters; How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks

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GAO Testifies SBA Still Unprepared to Handle Disaster Assistance

The Diva gets discouraged reading all of these article about what disaster preparedness measure are still not in place. See this article from the Wash Post: Report: SBA still unprepared to handle natural disasters.  Apparently, the GAO issued a report … Continue reading

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Effects of Disasters on Corporations

From Fortune magazine:  How much do natural disasters really cost corporate America?  Sales growth of supplier firms directly hit by a natural disaster drops by around five percentage points, according to a study. Some details: So the key question is: … Continue reading

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Some Articles on Business Recovery and Resilience

I happened to be going through some older papers in my save file, and then found free copies to download from the Create Homeland Security Center. Two recent papers are worth reading, in my opinion. See: An Economic Framdwork for … Continue reading

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Infographic: Top Natural Disasters that Threaten Businesses

I know that readers like infographics – the Diva does too when they edify and do not oversimplify the subject matter.  See this new one: Top Natural Disasters That Threaten Businesses, which was done by Eastern KY University. Thanks to … Continue reading

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