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By Jeremy Field
the Times 

Majority of Washington Small Businesses Lack Much-Needed Disaster Plan


September 12, 2019

The data is staggering: an estimated one in four businesses won’t reopen after a major disaster.

The economic impact is crippling: the loss in revenues, inventory, property, wages and even jobs has an incredible ripple effect on local economies and global supply chains.

The human impact is devastating: the stress and loss that comes from a disaster can be overwhelming, to say the least.

Yet, studies show an estimated two out of three small businesses – or in some studies as high as three out of four – don’t have an emergency plan in place. As we’ve experienced firsthand in Washing...

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