Being Prepared: Is Your Business Ready for a Disaster?
Thursday, October 13, 2011
2:00pm (ET); 1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT); 11:00am (PT).
|All small businesses are vulnerable|
to some type of disaster.
Join George Haynes as he explores how businesses can and have responded to a disaster that affected their business in Being Prepared: Is Your Business Ready for a Disaster. George will help business owners think about the parameters of disasters and what the owner/s can do to protect themselves. He will use his time as a small business owner, data from his research, and experience working with small businesses in Montana and across the country to outline what owners should consider in terms of disaster preparedness. Resources available to help small business owners prepare for a disaster will be provided including EDEN’s ReadyBusiness.
Currently, Dr. Haynes is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. Dr. Haynes’ primary line of research has been in family business finance, where he has examined the intermingling of family and business resources, explored changes in the financial structure of family business, examined the lending behavior of depository institutions and assessed the response of family businesses to disasters and disaster assistance. He is the past present of the American Council on Consumer Interests and is an associate editor of the Journal of Family and Economic Issues.
Coming up on November 10 webinar will explore The 1099 Economy with Erik Pages, Entreworks Consulting. This presentation will include a conversation regarding the increasing number of Americans who don’t have a “regular job” but instead work on individual contracts with employers or customers.
December will feature Beth Adamson, Executive Director of the Prairie Family Business Association discussing business transfer issues in Preparing to Transfer Your Family Enterprise: How, why, when and to WHOM? Business transitions are always difficult and when the business is a “family business”, the task is even harder. This webinar will examine what you need to think about and how and when to communicate transitions plans to family and employees.
How to Join the Webinar
No pre-registration is required and there is no fee to participate. About 10 minutes prior to the start time simply go the Adobe Connect Pro meeting room at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/etc-cop. You will be presented with a login screen that has an “Enter as Guest” option. Enter your full name then click “Enter Room” to join the conference. You will be able to hear the audio directly from your computer’s speakers.
Newcomers to online learning are welcome!
Contact: Mary Peabody, Email: Mary.Peabody@uvm.edu
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.