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Get Free Tips on How to Protect Your Business From Storm Damages


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From Storm Damages

Weather Expert Offers 2014 Hurricane Season Forecast

During SBA/Agility Webinar


A global climate expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar Tuesday, May 27 hosted by The U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. After the weather discussion, Agility Recovery will present disaster preparedness tips.

Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA’s Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998.  He was instrumental in developing NOAA’s Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane activity outlook, and has done weather analysis on CNN and The Weather Channel.

Now is a good time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating physical and economic toll of disasters by making a plan to be safe and stay in business.  During the webinar, Agility Recovery President Bob Boyd will share practical business continuity tips.


SBA has partnered with Agility to offer disaster preparedness strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars.

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:           “Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season” – A forecast from Dr. Gerry Bell, with preparedness tips from Bob Boyd, Agility Recovery president, followed by a question and answer session

WHEN:           Tuesday, May 27 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT


HOW:             Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/799149337


SBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs

SBA LogoSBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs 

Young aspiring business owners are invited to learn the basics on how to turn good ideas into profitable ventures at the live Twitter chat on Feb. 19 hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov).

Tameka Montgomery from SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development and Bridget Weston Pollack from SBA’s resource partner SCORE will share tips on developing a business plan, ways to get startup financing, and how to overcome those initial hurdles entrepreneurs face when starting out.

The event will be held during National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 15-22 (#sbaEweek).

Small business owners Dan Price, co-Founder and CEO of Gravity Payments (@DanPriceSeattle) and Genevieve F. Thiers, CEO and Founder of Sittercity.com (@genevievethiers) will share their stories of creating a successful company.  Price and Thiers are former SBA National Young Entrepreneur award winners.

WHAT:          SBA Twitter Chat:  Startup Advice Young Entrepreneurs Love

WHEN:          Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. — 4 p.m. EST

HOW:             Hashtag:  #sbaEweek

No registration is needed, but you must have a Twitter Account

 Meanwhile, do you think you’re ready to start a business?  Check out the free SBA online course for young entrepreneurs at http://go.usa.gov/BKzk. It will help you understand the steps you need to get started on building a successful business.


SBA Days: Small Business Resources Open House

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet with leading small business resource providers? Would you like to learn about the many small business financing options available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)? If so, then plan to attend one of the free upcoming “SBA Days” offered by the SBA Baltimore District Office. Sessions will be held throughout the state and will feature a panel discussion and trade show.

Schedule of SBA Days:
Salisbury: Friday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. (Register now: www.tinyurl.com/27d63cu)

SBA will be joined by representatives from federal, state and local business assistance organizations, including the Maryland Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and the Maryland Dept. of Business & Economic Development (DBED). Select locations will include participation from the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, Allegany College of Maryland, College of Southern Maryland, Carroll County Government and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Don’t miss your chance to meet with small business assistance organizations and learn more about the many opportunities available for small business success. Registration is suggested; but not required. Registration links are included above.

Additional information about SBA Days can be found online at www.sba.gov/md or by contacting Arnette Carter at 410-962-6195, ext. 338.