Be disaster ready! Business News you can use – November 2019

Be disaster ready! Business News you can use – November 2019

Welcome to Sunshine Coast Council’s Business News you can use for the month of November. Is your business prepared for severe weather
or emergency events? The recent Sunshine Coast fires showed
just how quickly and unexpectedly disaster can strike, so it’s important
our businesses understand, just like other residents, that
they can be affected by these disasters. And in times of need, they need to have
a plan in place so they can make sure that when these things do happen they know
what to do, they know where to go, and how they can respond,
to then recover quickly from those events. Having a what-if plan proved essential for
Peter Ashenden and his Peregian Springs pharmacy. About 12 months ago we had a serious internet outage and it made us acutely aware of just how reliant we are on that now. Since then we’ve had a very good fail-over system in place that made a big difference when we had the fires. Not only was the NBN out, but that 4G fail-over wasn’t working either. But with some pretty quick work from our IT support,
it was back up and running and we were operating again pretty early in the day. With fire and storm season in full swing, there’s no better time to get your business ready and council is here to help. Council can provide assistance to those businesses that are struggling. In those times, we can arrange for them to be in
touch with state government agencies that can provide grants and loans and assistance
for those businesses that are struggling and work through those processes with them. To get your business ready now, visit council’s
award-winning Disaster Hub website. On our Disaster Hub, council’s Disaster Hub,
which you can get through to from council’s homepage, it basically gives you dot points and tips and tricks on how to be prepared, what you can have in place, and specific information on what businesses need to be thinking about and how to plan
for the future. You can also develop a plan specific to your business by downloading council’s Be Prepared Guide. We will catch you in December for
more business news you can use from our great region. In the meantime, please “like”
comment on and share this month’s exciting edition.

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