Course Description


How quickly your company can get back to business after a natural or man-made disaster depends on emergency planning executed today.

Georgia’s businesses form the backbone of the state’s economy. If businesses are ready to survive and recover, our state and economy are more secure. A commitment to planning today will help support employees, customers and the community. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Course Outline

  • Disaster impacts, terminology and re-entry permits and processes from GEMA/HS and local Emergency Management Agencies
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Reflections on the recent emergency in Texas and its impact on Small Businesses

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn about how disasters impact communities and small businesses
  • Understand post-incident state of emergency terminology and the programs under each executive order
  • Learn about post Incident damage assessment and joint damage assessment
  • Understand Re-Entry Permits for Small Businesses
  • Create a plan for business continuity 
  • Develop record-keeping processes to assist business continuity
  • Hear testimonials of how disasters affected small businesses during the recent disaster in Austin, TX


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia.  Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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