According to the Tampa-based Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS), at least one-quarter of small businesses impacted by a natural disaster never reopen. The smallest of small businesses (i.e. enterprises with fewer than 10 employees) are especially vulnerable because few have the resources or knowledge needed to assess disaster risks and develop comprehensive mitigation and recovery plans. Still fewer know where to go to access such tools.
The IIBHS offers a variety of tools in its Open for Business™ program for small business owners. This program not only reduces potential disaster loses but also assists businesses to reopen quickly should disaster strike.
The ICLR has entered into an agreement with IIBHS to employ some of these strategies in Canada. These strategies are listed in the downloads section below.
You may also request a FREE Open…for Business™ package – consisting of a pamphlet, disaster planning folder, and guide – by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (416) 364-8677.
Open for Business™ Guide
The Open for Business™ Guide contains important steps for business owners to take when reporting losses, assessing damages and returning to business.
Open for Business Guide