Free course in preparing your business for disasters

ABOVE: coporate2community’s Renae Hanvin and Emma Wallace with Kate Witter from K.T. Tattoos and Jasmine Phillips from the Business Hive. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Susanna Freymark

A new program for business resilience is available for free offering online modules that are quick and easy to do.
One question asked was: Do you have three streams of revenue in your business?
Renae Hanvin and Emma Wallace from corporate2community were at the Business Hive in Kyogle to talk about the Business Community Resilience Toolkit  Program.
The social enterprise is funded by state and federal governments to help business recover and prepare for disasters.
The women have talked to the council’s resilient officers, emergency services and local business owners.
Anyone can sign up for the toolkit and every fortnight a module with two questions is sent to the participant. It might be a question about the internet or power backup.
“This is about seeing your business in a different way,” Emma said.
That way of seeing could be about a succession plan or cybersecurity and being prepared for any disaster.
Without preparation, business owners can be stressed, come the next disaster.
“We’re seeing mental health aspects in small business and we want people to enjoy being in business,” Emma said.
The Toolkit is a pilot program and corporate2community plans to be flexible with its delivery to each community.
Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley and Tenterfield residents are eligible to sign up.
There are 26 modules in the toolkit. Sign up by emailing Emma at or phone 0401 566 602 or visit here – opens in new tab

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