A recent Gallup survey found that at least 30 percent of surveyed small businesses were closed for more than 24 hours due to an incident beyond their control. According to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), approximately 25 percent of small businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. Many small businesses lack a plan to help them continue operations in the event of a major economic disruption.
In 2004, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce established the Business Continuity Planning Council in response to interest by local defense and IT contractors on this topic. A year later, they launched their first business continuity workshop. Since 2006, they have provided business continuity and preparedness training to hundreds of Charleston businesses.
During this webinar, attendees will:
• Learn how the chamber created an effective business continuity training program and how they successfully recruited local businesses;
• Gain a better understanding of the role of the economic development organization or chamber in these types of business continuity activities;
• Discover how to engage community partners such as the emergency management office and local media in marketing messages and promotional efforts;
• Learn how Charleston has encouraged local business owners to implement business preparedness activities.
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