More than half of all businesses never recover from disaster!
When disasters strike, every action you take will either help or hurt your chances of recovering. In 2018 FEMA reports that forty percent of businesses that experience a major disaster, never reopen. Further estimates indicate that twenty-five percent of those that do reopen, fail in the first year. While a number of factors drive these statistics, we have found the primary factors of success come down to two simple things:
Being well-prepared for catastrophe can dramatically improve outcomes, increasing the quickness of response. One of the best ways to prepare is by having an emergency preparedness plan, which includes among many things:
SRP believes in operating with each client’s best interest in mind at all times, supporting each client the way we would support our own families and businesses. For us, this means:
We pre-screen all of our employees and vendor partners to ensure they meet our rigorous standards for excellence, surveying their portfolios and working with third-party screening organizations to thoroughly vet each member. We help ensure their licenses, insurance and quality reputations are well established before ever bringing them into any project.
Vulnerable, desperate for support and often battling for resources, disaster victims are often targets of opportunists. While it’s sad to consider, we must acknowledge there are many unscrupulous people in the world who prey upon those in dire need. Over time we have witnessed many companies overcharge and under-deliver services. We’ve also seen many victims struggle in dealing with their insurance providers to secure adequate indemnification of their losses.
SRP supports our clients throughout the entire recovery process, carefully guarding their interests and helping protect them from further loss.
Your competitors also gain an advantage when your operations change, slow or stop. They can win market share, even converting brand loyalists during times of operational disruption. For this reason, it is critical that businesses maintain and exercise a continuity plan and strategic communications strategy. SRP can help you keep your market edge, sharing our experience to help you develop and execute viable, protective plans that will help keep your business running.
Disasters inherently bring about the unexpected. Even seasoned professionals can find themselves overwhelmed by events, ill-prepared to face the unprecedented challenges that arise. This is why it’s important to partner with seasoned disaster experts who can draw from vast experiences to help prepare you for the unexpected. Having been among first responders to nearly every major US disaster since 1989, SRP disaster response teams understand how to anticipate and navigate complex disaster situations. From floods, earthquakes and tornadoes to hurricanes, wildfires and beyond, we have worked in nearly every type of disaster imaginable, supporting all types of customers and properties.
When you partner with SRP, you receive the full value of our commitment to your complete and speedy recovery because we know that when you fail to bounce back from catastrophe, your family and your community also suffer. We also know that when you succeed, we all succeed. So, to protect and best serve our communities, our mission is simply to help ensure each client receives quality support from our network to successfully resume the full integrity of their operations in the shortest time possible.
To help deliver this promise, SRP offers many educational opportunities that enable our clients to identify deficiencies in their emergency preparedness plans, including no-cost, introductory, educational courses via our Lunch & Learn Program. During sponsored events, we provide expert, onsite training for property owners, business proprietors, real estate agents, risk managers, property managers, and operations staff. Contact us to discuss your emergency preparedness educational needs today.
SRP can help you develop and execute thoughtful solutions ahead of time to accelerate your actions when catastrophes strike. We understand what works and what doesn’t, creating plans that you can rapidly and successfully execute in real-life situations.
We offer many educational opportunities that enable our clients to identify deficiencies in their emergency preparedness plans, including no-cost, introductory, educational courses via our Lunch & Learn program. During sponsored events, we provide expert, onsite training for property owners, business proprietors, real estate agents, risk managers, property managers, and operations staff.