If your customers can’t get to you, what then? There are things you can do to lessen the impact. But you have to get started BEFORE the lane closures and traffic delays wreak havoc on your cash flow. The Delaware SBTDC can help. We will be providing free one-on-one counseling on May 19 at the Ocean View Town Hall.

“We’re pleased to be able to bring several of our top-notch counselors to the area May 19 to sit down one-on-one with individual businesses to assess their vulnerability to disruption and plan for ways to protect their investment,” says Delaware Business Resiliency Initiative program coordinator Carrie Townsend. Registration is required to schedule a counseling session on May 19 and spaces will be filled on a first come, first-served basis. Call the Delaware SBDC at (302) 856-1555 or email ctownsen@udel.edu.

The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with the help of a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently launched the Delaware Business Resiliency Initiative, a program to provide long term assistance so businesses are prepared and ready for anything. Visit our website, www.dsbtdc.org to learn about all programs, services and locations.
The Delaware Business Resiliency Initiative will include other training and informational workshops, webinars, a readiness tool kit and one-on-one counseling for small businesses in Delaware as part of its mission to educate on preparedness and business continuity.

Delaware is among 11 states impacted by Hurricane Sandy to receive grant funding for this type of outreach and education. Delaware businesses certainly need to plan for hurricanes and other acts of nature such as flooding, fire, drought, snow that could impact their operations. Other disruptions that could be anticipated and planned for included power outages, construction near a business that displaces or reroutes traffic, infrastructure and IT malfunctions.

The University of Delaware SBDC provides business advisory services for free in all three counties in Delaware through funding from the SBA, Delaware Economic Development Office, the University of Delaware and private sector organizations.