Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

5 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Disaster

According to the Governor’s Office of Emergency of Emergency Services (CalOES), ​businesses can do a lot to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Follow these five steps to develop your business preparedness program:

  1. Program Management
  2. Plan
  3. Implementation
  4. Testing and Exercises
  5. Program Improvement

Visit CalOES for more information about these valuable steps.

Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CALOES) offers a variety of resources to help businesses plan for disasters, including step-by-step preparation guides, a grants database, training resources, and a calendar of events related to disaster preparedness.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides general preparedness advice as well as information about specific types of disasters to businesses seeking disaster assistance.

California Seismic Commission

The California Seismic Commission provides a listing of resource guides and reports for homes and businesses in the event of disaster.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) serves and safeguards the people and protect the property and resources of California. Visit CAL FIRE for the latest information on any fires in California and additional resources.

California Department of Insurance

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) was created in 1868 as part of a national system of state-based insurance regulation. Whether you are contemplating starting a new business, are a new business owner, or have owned a business for many years, commercial insurance can be one of the most important ongoing financial investments you make in the life of your company. Commercial insurance can protect you from some of the most common losses experienced by business owners such as property damage, business interruption, theft, liability, and worker injury. Purchasing the appropriate commercial insurance coverage can make the difference between going out of business after a severe loss or recovering with minimal business interruption and financial impairment to your company’s operations. View the CDI’s Commercial Insurance Guide.

About Us

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz partnered with the State's Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create the California Business Portal.