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Ready for disaster?

We find ourselves only weeks away from the start of the 2006 hurricane season June 1st. Mississippi businesses should have this date circled in bright red. If you and your staff have not come up with a disaster preparedness plan, the clock is running.

The lessons we have learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are many. However, for the state’s business community, perhaps the most important point to remember is that planning for the worst is the best insurance for getting through to the other side.

According to the federal government’s www.ready.gov site, in the wake of a disaster, “If businesses are ready to survive and recover, the nation and our economy are more secure. A commitment to planning today will help support employees, customers, the community, the local economy and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.”

And natural disasters are not the only challenges looming on the horizon. So, take the time now and prepare a plan for your company’s survival whatever the future brings.

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