Dotting the “I’s” and Crossing the “T’s”

Hurricane approaching FloridaHurricane Irma has come and gone in Florida, and the recovery is underway. While physical and economic damages vary widely from county to county, all 67 counties in Florida have been impacted in some way by the storm. For most, the damage has ended, but some that have rivers are still flooding as water works its way downstream. Some businesses had no losses, many had an economic loss from being closed before, during, and after the storm until power was restored, roads opened, and customers returned. In the harder hit counties, businesses suffered physical as well as economic losses and will have a longer recovery period.

Unfortunately, Florida’s location and geography mean that other storms will affect the state in the future. There are some lessons learned from Hurricane Irma that businesses can apply to be more resilient and have a shorter recovery time when the next storm hits. Here are some items to consider: Continue reading here.

Speaking of Business Blog by Dr. Philip R. Geist, Florida SBDC at UNF

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