Ready Business

April 19th, 2018

This course teaches the need for business continuity and disaster preparedness planning for small businesses. Produced in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Designed for land-grant university specialists, Cooperative Extension Service educators/agents, business leaders and others to teach small- and medium-sized business owners and managers how to prepare for disasters

After taking part in this training, participants will:

  • Understand the need for business continuity and disaster preparedness planning
  • Know the concepts of business continuity and disaster preparedness planning
  • Discover their disaster risks
  • Begin writing their individual disaster plans

Course Basics

Target Audience: Business owners, managers, employees.
Delivery Method: Classroom style
Cost: EDEN does not charge for use of these materials.Cost (if any) depends on the local meeting space, printing, refreshments, etc.
Course Length: About 3 hours
University Credit: No
Materials: Marketing Video, Instructors Guide, PowerPoint Slides, Plan Template, FEMA Mentoring Guide, Online Evaluations

Course Materals:

Train-the-Trainer Webinar, March 2011. Archived on YouTube

Promotional FlyerWord Document

Additional Resources

FEMA Ready Business
Institute for Business and Home Safety Open for Business
American Red Cross Ready Rating
SBA Prepare My Business

Ready Business: Are You Ready On YouTube

This resource funded by: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI) and supported by: North Dakota State University