Are You Ready to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis?
Business Continuity Tips Shared at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery
WASHINGTON – Being a small business owner also makes you the person in charge of making sure everything flows without a hitch, from product development to the safety of your employees.
Yet, in the midst of a crisis or in the aftermath of a disaster, the plans you made to keep your business open could become lost in the shuffle of stress and chaos.
On Tuesday, May 26 Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a webinar focusing on best practices to help those in leadership positions navigate the road to recovery. Agility General Manager Paul Sullivan will share real-world disaster recovery scenarios and engage participants in a discussion on practical strategies to develop the wisdom and skill needed to become a more resilient leader.
SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and for additional preparedness tips.
The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
WHAT: “Leading with Resiliency During a Disaster”
A presentation led by Paul Sullivan of Agility Recovery, followed by a question and answer session
WHEN: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
HOW: Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/leadwellsba
Apply For A Disaster Loan
You can apply online for all types of SBA disaster assistance loans. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about your loan eligibility. You have the option of submitting a paper application by mail. For either application, you must submit the completed loan application and a signed and dated IRS form 8821 giving permission for the IRS to provide SBA your tax return information.
You may also apply in person at any Disaster Recovery Center and receive personal, one-on-one help from an SBA representative. For information or to find a location near you, please contact our Customer Service Center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail email@example.com.
Required Information to Complete the Application
After a Presidential disaster declaration, you must first register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To obtain a registration number, call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585) or visit DisasterAssistance.gov.
The following information is required to complete the SBA online application:
- Contact information for all applicants
- Social security numbers for all applicants
- FEMA registration number
- Deed or lease information
- Insurance information
- Financial information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses)
- Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants
How to Repay a Disaster Loan
To make a one-time payment or schedule recurring monthly payments, register on Pay.gov and select the 1201 Borrower Payments option.
There are several ways you can make a payment on your disaster loan: by phone, by mail or online. To make a payment, contact the SBA disaster customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339). There is no fee for this service.
You may also send a check or money order to the SBA. Please include your loan number on your check and your payment coupon, if available. Make your check payable to the U.S. Small Business Administration.[hs_contact name=”Apple Capital Group, Inc. ” address=”3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd, Suite 200″ citystate=”Arlington, TX 76018″ phone=”214-224-0995″ display=”both”]