Did you know that 40% of businesses do not open after a disaster? Now is the time to prepare your business for Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Small Business Administration has prepared tips to get you started.

> Print our hurricane preparedness checklist [PDF]

> SBA.gov/Prepare

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No Hurricane In Your Area?
If your business is not at risk of a hurricane, you should still prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. Check out these critical preparedness tools:

Register for Free Winter Weather Preparedness Webinar
As we look ahead to the Winter Weather Season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation. Join the SBA and co-sponsor Agility Recovery as they share the long range winter weather forecast for our nation, as well as practical, applicable tips and best practices to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather.

November 13, 2012 at 2pm ET
Register here.