NC Rural Center Small Businesses Disaster Recovery
Through their partnerships with Thread Capital, Golden LEAF Foundation, SBTDC, BLNC, and SBCN, the NC Rural Center has been able to gather financial resources, help disseminate information, host disaster recovery centers for the SBA, and provide disaster recovery bridge loans to small businesses as they wait for more permanent financing to come through. Now, with the partnership of, Thread Capital, the Rural Center has moved its focus from direct recovery lending to being a critical facilitator of all things disaster recovery in North Carolina. The team works with other organizations across the state to centralize resources for disaster recovery, making them more manageable and far-reaching for those affected.
Facebook for Businesses is a resource small businesses can use which includes tips, guides & toolkits including a resilience toolkit, quick action guide and online courses on how to communicate with your customers via Facebook live & other outlets. Downloadable tools. Facebook for Business Small Businesses https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/lessons/how-to-help-minimize-business-disruption-during-emergencies
Crisis Communications Plan When an emergency occurs, the need to communicate is immediate. If business operations are disrupted, customers will want to know how they will be impacted. Regulators may need to be notified and local government officials will want to know what is going on in their community. Employees and their families will be concerned and want information. Neighbors living near the facility may need information—especially if they are threatened by the incident. All of these “audiences” will want information before the business has a chance to begin communicating.
Employer Call Center Employers should contact the Employer Call Center with questions or assistance regarding temporary attached claims, taxes, List of Charges/Potential Charges, sign in and password resets. Division of Employment Security Small Businesses 866-278-3822 firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Business Center Network
General Business Counseling; Business Continuity and Strategic Planning; Loan Application Assistance; Financial Projections and Cash Flow Management; Marketing Assistance; Provision of Resource Information and Referral to Appropriate Agencies and Sources of Assistance.