17 August 2006
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Watch out for twisters, hurricanes, flooding, and most importantly, prepare.
That was the message at a Wednesday seminar titled “Is your small business
prepared for a disaster?”
Around 60 people were in attendance for the session at the Anniston City
Meeting Center, where, perhaps not surprisingly, safety was the word of the day.
“This is about contingency planning and looking at the what-ifs,” said Keith
Lowe, an event organizer with the Jacksonville State University Small Business
The Calhoun Chamber of Commerce and Alabama Small Business Institute of
Commerce also sponsored the event.
Jack Camp, public information officer for the U.S. Small Business
Administration, kicked off the day discussing the range of real estate and
homeowners loans available.
From Oct. 1, 1989 to June 30, 2006, the SBA approved more than $603 million
in disaster loans throughout the state, he said.
The SBA can only make a loan after a natural disaster has been declared, Camp
said, explaining that the heavy toll that disasters inflict on businesses:
“Forty percent of businesses (that) experience disaster don't reopen.”
See story at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com
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