NFIB Offers Guidance to Small Businesses Affected By Record Floods

Date: October 05, 2015

The South Carolina office of the National Federation of Independent Business has released a list of tips for small businesses damaged by the historic flooding across South Carolina:

  • Gov. Nikki Haley today urged owners to contact the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and to take advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) presence to begin the recovery process. 
  • Document any damage to your business with photos and video.
  • Protect your property from further damage, but hold off making permanent repairs until the claims adjuster can come to your business and assess the damage. Be sure to save receipts for what you spend on repairs.
  • When the claims adjuster comes, be ready. The more information you have about your damaged property–descriptions of the items that were damaged, when you purchased them and what they would cost to repair or replace–the faster your claim can be settled.
  • Use social media as well as your company’s website to keep up with customers, vendors and your employees. Let them know if you’re opened or closed and how to reach you until things return to normal.

NFIB has a comprehensive website to help small businesses prepare for and recover from a disaster. To learn more, visit www.NFIB.com/disaster.

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