Learn how to prepare for disasters on a Twitter chat

19 September 2018
2:00 pm CDT – 3:00 pm CDT

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Overview

September is National Preparedness Month. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to help businesses become more aware of their risks while also helping them develop a continuity plan. Advance preparation is key to protecting your assets and reopening your business as quickly as possible. Get tips on how to build your own disaster preparedness plan during this Twitter chat.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 2:00 p.m., SBA, IBHS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will co-host a twitter chat on disaster preparedness tips for businesses. Follow along with hashtag #SBAchat.

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” This effort, led by FEMA and sponsored by the Ready Campaign, is aimed at increasing public awareness of the importance of disaster preparedness. It’s never too early to think about contingency plans.

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 www.sba.gov/disaster.

Attending this webinar

  • This webinar runs 30-45 minutes.
  • To attend you only need your internet connected device and headphones or speakers.
  • Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with the speaker and other participants live.
  • Please log in at least 10 minutes before the presentation is due to start.

Frequently asked questions about webinars

Want to Get Noticed? Present a Webinar!

Webinars are a powerful item in any business arsenal – and running a webinar is a smart business development policy. If you’re thinking about best practices for attracting new customers and growing your client base.

International Trade Council hosted webinars are attended by CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, chambers of commerce and small businesses alike. The average webinar receives up to 350 registrations, of which approximately 60{5fd5d0c347966b9ca8e0f456e16034dfe54ed0385696705fc3c1ddd66732c056} will appears on the day of the event.

Hosting a webinar enables your company to highlight its skills, knowledge, products and services. The webinar would also benefit from the human element, it allows you to put a real face to your company, which assists in engaging your audience to become emotionally invested in your business.

What the Council will do to facilitate this (free of charge):

  • Provide the webinar platform and training
  • Send email invitations to all members and newsletter subscribers
  • Send email invitations to select target groups in the Council’s CRM (up to 2.3 million depending on the webinar subject)
  • Post details of the Webinar on the ITC website
  • Post details of the Webinar on the ITC social media pages
  • Send regular email reminders to registered attendees
  • Provide a live moderator on the day of the webinar
  • Provide you with a spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) list of registrants and attendees with their contact details
  • Send a Certificate of Attendance to all attendees (PDF format – electronic copy only) together with an email containing the full contact details of the presenter

What You Need To Provide:

  • A fully developed 30-45 minute educational webinar (not advertising) on a topic relative to your industry.
  • The ability to answer questions and participate with the audience for 15-20 minutes at the end of the webinar.

Hosting Webinars Develops Authority and Trust

Hosting a webinar enables your company to highlight its skills, knowledge, products and services. The webinar would also benefit from the human element, it allows you to put a real face to your company, which assists in engaging your audience to become emotionally invested in your business.

If you are interested in hosting a webinar please email: webinars@tradecouncil.org