SBA Columbus District January Updates

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How to Prepare for Winter Weather

This time of year, many business owners are thinking about end-of-year reporting and marketing strategies for the winter holidays. It is also a crucial time to make sure you have a plan in place if severe winter weather strikes.

An estimated 25% of businesses don’t open again after a major disaster. Protect yourself and your business by preparing for an emergency: 

  • Check your insurance coverage for protection against winter hazards in case your business sustains damage during a winter weather emergency.
  • Sign up for real-time weather alerts. The FEMA App provides National Weather Service alerts, emergency safety tips & more. 
  • Establish an emergency communication plan. Share employee, client, and vendor contact information before a storm strikes and identify critical staff.
  • Develop a post-storm snow-removal plan. Reduce risk for employees and customers by properly treating and removing snow and ice.

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National Mentoring Month

In celebration of National Mentor Month, we're recognizing our SCORE business mentors! SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.

For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education.

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

Get connected to a SCORE Mentor today!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 14 SBA Surety Bonding: An Opportunity For Small Business Contractors 10:00 a.m., Online Webinar

Jan. 23 Staying Cyber Secure: 2020 Requirements for Government Contractors 10:00 a.m., Ohio University PTAC, 2642 Indian Ripple Rd., Dayton

Jan. 28 BetaSAM 2.0: Prepare Your Business For The New Federal Procurement System 10:00 a.m., Online Webinar