Course helps prepare for winter

The Small Business Administration is offering an online session from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to help business owners prepare for the challenges of winter weather.

Whether it's a flu outbreak decimating staff or a flooding caused by frozen pipes exploding during an ice storm that knocks out power, there are ways to prepare, officials said.

SBA, in conjunction with Agility Recovery will suggest strategies through its "PrepareMyBusiness" website. A "Winter Weather Preparedness" presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Register at

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

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