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Are You Ready to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis?

Tips Shared at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

WASHINGTON – Emergency responders are trained to make quick decisions that will protect people and save lives when a natural or man-made disaster occurs.  And this is a skill that comes in handy for anyone running a small business.  Images from the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma remind us that being aware of one’s surroundings, staying calm and using wisdom in the midst of a ferocious storm makes the community more resilient.

The ability to properly lead becomes increasingly difficult in times of disaster.  So in addition to making a preparedness plan, it’s also a good idea to discover ways to take charge while staying focused on what’s important—the safety of your employees and clients, and a speedy recovery for your business.

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration in a live online discussion on Tuesday, June 11 with former FEMA Administrator David R. Paulison.  He’ll talk about joining FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, how he managed the leadership challenges, and will provide tips on how to become a capable manager who is prepared for any kind of disaster.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access past webinars and get 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

WHAT:            “Leading With Resilience During a Disaster—A presentation led by David R. Paulison, former FEMA Administrator, followed by a Q&A session

 WHEN:            Tuesday, June 11 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

HOW:                   Register at

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Release Number: MA13-11

Contact: Carol Chastang
Internet Address:
Phone: (202) 205-6987

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration

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