Living in Mendocino and Lake Counties most of us are familiar with basic earthquake and fire safety, but preparing your business is entirely different proposition. Advance planning for disasters is a way to safeguard the years of work and love you’ve put into your business, and protect both your people and your assets.

Monday March 4th, in Lakeport at the Lakeport City Hall, executive coach Rachel Clark will lead a hands-on Emergency Preparation workshop with everything you need to create a disaster plan that works for you. When you leave you will have a roadmap for your own disaster planning, a free workbook and as always, access to West Business Development Center expert advisors to help you work through your plan.

Clark has taught thousands of business owners in her more than a decade of strategic coaching and will narrow down the key basics you need to focus on. Says Clark, “I have been working with business owners for many years and I understand the pressure they are under. We’ll go through the most important steps you can take right now, and figure out what you need to get in place for the coming year.â€

In this FREE workshop we will cover:

  • Insurance coverage: What do you have and what do you need, how to get the right amount of insurance for your business

  • Emergency and crisis planning: Action items and steps to put in place for you and your employees in the event of an emergency

  • Record keeping, files, and data: How to protect your files and data in case of an emergency and how to backup what you need online

  • Communications: How will you communicate with your employees, vendors and customers in the event of an emergency

Emergency Preparation for Your Business

March 4, 2019

Lakeport City Hall

225 Park Street

Lakeport, CA 95453

12:00 – 2:00 pm

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This workshop is brought to us in part by a grant from Wells Fargo.

West Business Development Center (WestBDC) is focused on helping small businesses in Mendocino and Lake counties succeed to their fullest potential. We have an exciting slate of new workshops and some fantastic favorites throughout 2019. Our workshop leaders are often business owners themselves, with years of specialized experience to help you succeed in whatever venture you start up this year. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up:

Are you a woman-owned business?

Please join us for our monthly networking events where you can meet other women entrepreneurs and share best practices, knowledge and make friends.

Women’s Mendopreneurs Empowerment Night – March

Stay tuned to this space where we’ll be posting workshop descriptions, pricing and links to register or sign up here for our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

If you have a business already, are just starting one up or thinking about turning your passion into a business, WestBDC has a workshop just for you.

Free Business Advising

Don’t forget, if you are a business of one or a company of 100 employees, WestBDC offers free business advising  — on whatever topic you might be stuck on. If it’s finding the right loan to expand, staffing your business with the right people or even just wading through new minimum wage requirements, we have experts ready to help you right now.

Click here to sign up for free advising. We’ll schedule a free, thirty-minute call and then we’ll assign you the free expert advisor you need.

See how these businesses set up, grew and expanded with WBDC:

Stan’s Maple Café, Ukiah

MendoTechNet, Ukiah and Lakeport

SlamDunk Pizza, Ukiah