What happens after Mt. Rainer blows? Or that really big earthquake hits? Or Iran tests its first dirty bomb in a container ship tied up in Tacoma? Or AI Autonomous Killer- Robot riots economically cripple much of Seattle and the I-5 corridor from Bellingham to Olympia? Or Mt. Rainer blows?
How does B.I. survive until the county/ state/ FEMA arrives: 3 days, 2 weeks, 1 month? Earthquake proof structures – are your business’ buildings (e.g. OfficeXpats) up to code? Your insurance? Backup plan for school-age kids – is there someone else who can pick up your kids?
B.I. will have finite resources, including drinkable water, if there’s no power. Make sure you have a regularly updated stock of supplies. The issue is not just for your home, but for the impact on your business, especially the economic impact, for your own work, as well as for local economic sustainability and the regional/ national economic situation. (But … DON’T PANIC!)
AND have a Business Disaster Recovery Plan. There could be federal or state aid, but this can take time. Plus, once the money is available, what is your plan to put it into place to get back up and running – fast?
Colleen Kragen – EMERPREP Consultant: University of New Haven, M.S. Crisis/ Emergency/ Disaster Management, 2015-2017 (in process). Western Washington University, B.A. Natural Resources Management & Policy, 2006-2008. ESWS Certification – Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, US Navy. Colleen LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/colleen-kragen/a9/186/455. Contact: [email protected]. Civil Defense Museum: civildefensemuseum.com. BBC-handout: Business Recovery Plan.
Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!
So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!
[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – Colleen Kragen – “Your Business Economic Disaster Recovery Plan”
8:30-9:00 – more networking, sharing, visiting
BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!
This Saturday 23 April, noon – 2:00, “Tools To Get Discovered On The Internet. Learn how to harness the power of WordPress, use Facebook Local for targeted ads, why MailChimp is the best free tool to build your community, and the art of blogging to grow your business. Registration & Info. Brought to you by WordPress-Tutor.com.
28 April Chamber After Hours, Thursday (5:30-7:00 PM). Hosted this month by Fletcher Bay Winery at Coppertop Business Park. Come for networking, wine tasting and other refreshments and a tour of the facility.
THE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com) is here! Our Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter has a new look and a new name – The Channel – and will be published quarterly, with free print copies and a free interactive online version. Take a look and let us know what you think, and what else you might like to see: [email protected]
Check out the new Bainbridge Island Brand and website filled with valuable resources and local Island news, events, and business cool stuff: bainbridgebusinessresources.
REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info: http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR
BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We remember you Alice! (officexpats.com/thank-you-alice-a-true-ambassador-for-community/)