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Business Readiness Workshops for Natural Disaster

Rural Business Support's new Business Readiness Project aims to help 135 small rural and regional South Australian businesses be better prepared to withstand and survive natural disaster events.

Rural Business Support's new Business Readiness Project aims to help 135 small rural and regional South Australian businesses be better prepared to withstand and survive natural disaster events. 

While there has been increasing emphasis in recent years on reducing the personal, social and economic impacts of a natural disaster, there has been little focus on preparing businesses for events including fires, floods and even power outages during severe storms. 

The need to prepare properties ahead of the fire danger season is well publicised, however there is little focus on helping business owners to understand the potential impacts of a natural disaster on their operations, employees and the bottom line. 

The project is being delivered by Rural Business Support via 27 free workshops across regional SA between June 2018 and June 2019. The workshops are open to any small regional business with less than 20 employees.

A key feature of this project is a new risk planning tool which ultimately equips business owners with a Business Readiness Plan that can be saved, shared and regularly updated.

Participants will also receive a half hour telephone consultation following the workshops to answer and queries and assist with plan completion

Events happening in our region:

Tailem Bend - 20th of February | 1:00pm 
Tailem Bend Civic Centre, 95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend SA 5260
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Murray Bridge - 21st of February | 2:00pm
Upstairs Meeting Room, Murray Bridge Town Hall, 13-17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge, SA 5253
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Goolwa - 8th of April | 10:00am
Large Meeting Room, Alexandrina Council, 11 Cadell Street, Goolwa SA 5214
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