s a business
owner or manager, you are a leader in your community and have the
opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and
community to follow. This September, join your community in preparing
for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to
encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared.
Disasters not only devastate individuals and
neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all
sizes. As an employer in your community, having a business continuity
plan can help protect your company, its employees, and its
infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an
emergency or disaster.
Ready Business asks companies to take three
simple steps: plan to stay in business; encourage your people to
become Ready; and protect your investment.
This year, the Ready Campaign and Citizen
Corps, with support from Coalition Members across the nation,
including a wide range of businesses and organizations, is focusing
National Preparedness Month on encouraging individuals, families, and
businesses to take active steps toward becoming Ready. We must
work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses,
neighborhoods, and communities are Ready.
Ready Business, an extension of the Ready
Campaign, helps business owners and managers of small and
medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets
in the event of an emergency. The Ready Business section of
Ready.gov contains vital information for businesses on how to get
started preparing their business and their unique needs during an
For more information on NPM, or for help preparing
your business, call 1-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY
1-800-462-7585 or visit
where business owners can download or order free Ready
information, publications, and much more.