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Tips Shared at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Advisory Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Advisory Number: MA12-15

Contact: Mike Stamler  (202) 205-6919

Internet Address:



WASHINGTON – The unusual disaster events that occurred in 2011 demanded cool-headed and fast action from those in leadership positions. When earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes struck, millions of business owners had to make quick decisions about the safety of their employees and the protection of their property. 

The ability to properly lead becomes increasingly difficult in times of disaster.  So in addition to making a preparedness plan, it’s also a good idea to discover ways to take charge while staying focused on what’s important—employee safety and a quick recovery and re-opening for business.

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration in a live online discussion on Tuesday, June 12 with former FEMA Administrator David R. Paulison. He’ll share his experience taking over FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and provide tips on how to develop the capacity to become a more resilient leader. 

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit


“Leading with Resiliency During a Disaster” 
A presentation followed by a question and answer session


David R. Paulison, former FEMA Administrator


Tuesday, June 12, 2012 -- 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET


Space is limited. Register at

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