But because of all their preparation, they recovered quickly.
So quickly, in fact, that Russo says they actually saw higher-than-normal sales after the hurricane. Because they were one of the only businesses open in the area.
A good disaster plan means fewer days out of business, better communication with customers and a better settlement from your insurance company.
Add it all up and your plan could be the reason your small business beats the odds. But trustworthy government resources developed over the past few years have made putting together a disaster plan much easier than you'd think.
There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards.
The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.
The real-life stress tests identify weak points – say, a door that can't be locked because the facilities person is on vacation.
In 2008, Hurricane Ike caused a major loss for this company in Houston.
We also have volunteer mentors with decades of experience available in your area to help you get your business back on track for the future.
Through the good days, and the bad, SCORE is there for the life of your business.