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Monday, August 24, 2015

Business continuity workshop set for Wednesday

Demolition misjudgment put this restaurant out of business
for months. (Image courtesy David Rutherford at PlainfieldView.)

Plainfield businesses have an opportunity to get some free business emergency coaching on Wednesday.

Suppose a hurricane knocks out all the power to Plainfield for several days? Couldn't happen, right?

Or a demolition "expert" knocks a wall over onto your building, making it unsafe to enter? Nah!

Fires? Think of U.S. Dollar's recent experience on Front Street.

Floods? Scotch Plains' Park Avenue business district was under water just days ago.

Business interruptions -- events that disrupt the ordinary operation of a business -- can happen anywhere, at any time.

But smart business owners make some sort of plan, based on their assessment of various kinds of risks to their business being able to operate -- or even survive -- an emergency.

There is no fee to attend, but business owners must register in advance, which can be done online (here).

The workshop is sponsored by Kean's Small Business Development Corporation, the SBA and Rutgers. Hosted by the City of Plainfield, it will be held at City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Avenue, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.

Parking and entry in the rear of City Hall.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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