Today: Finding Solutions and Navigating Supply Chain Challenges

Join SBA and Small Business Majority for a webinar on Tuesday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET to hear from supply chain experts about how to manage supply chain challenges, lower costs and create more operational efficiency. Speakers include: Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development, U.S. Small Business Administration Greg Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Florida … Continue reading Today: Finding Solutions and Navigating Supply Chain Challenges

Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

Monday, August 15th 5:30 pm -7:30 pm CST Monroe Civic Center 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy. Monroe, LA 71201 To register : Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance (lsbdc.org) FREE and OPEN to the Public   TOPIC: DISASTER MITIGATION As Hurricane Season approaches, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to prioritize equitably supporting impacted communities … Continue reading Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

FEMA Updates Digital Preparedness Tools

Release Date: August 1, 2022 FEMA has two new ways to help people in Louisiana be better prepared for severe weather and hurricanes: 1) the redesigned FEMA app for smartphones and 2) the updated text-to-shelter service. Smartphone App FEMA recently released a redesigned smartphone app that gives users more personalized options. Downloading the app and … Continue reading FEMA Updates Digital Preparedness Tools

Review and Update Insurance Coverage

As we continue through this hurricane season, it is never too late to review your insurance policy, especially if there are any changes to your underwriter.  It is useful to remember that there are two important entities that support the Louisiana Insurance consumers.  The Louisiana Guaranty Association (LIGA) was designed to create a safety net … Continue reading Review and Update Insurance Coverage

Hurricane Season Begins Today

Prep for #HurricaneSeason2022 1. Register for the LABEOC Business Network - https://wordpress.com/view/labeoc.org 2. Download the Hurricane Toolkit for Business - https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/ready_business_hurricane-toolkit.pdf 3. Visit http://getagameplan.org

Webinar Alert: Join DHS SBIR Showcase for First Responders!

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program invites you to attend the SBIR Showcase for First Responders on Wednesday March 30, 2022 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. ET.

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Ida

Press Release August 26, 2021 Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency due to the potential impacts and further development of Tropical Storm Ida. According to the National Hurricane Center, this system is forecast to approach the northern Gulf Coast at or near major hurricane intensity Sunday. While there is some forecast uncertainty since … Continue reading Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Depression 9 | 5pm EDT Update

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Storm Prep: View our Important Links & Resource Page

The LABEOC did the work for you! Check out our Important Links page (https://lnkd.in/dxDZjiUK) for all the resources and info you need to prepare and recover from a disaster. Don't forget to sign up for the email updates too - https://labeoc.org/join-the-labeoc-network/  

A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity

It seems like every day we hear something in the news about cyber security, hacking, scams, or some other scary digital life term.  What is a small to medium sized business owner to do?  How do I protect what I have built or plan to build without spending lots of money hiring an IT professional … Continue reading A Simple First Step to Better Cybersecurity

Back to the Tropics

As we say goodbye to Fred, we turn our attention to Grace.  Grace appears to be taking a southern track across the Gulf of Mexico, across the Yucatan pennisula, and finally making landfall in Mexico or the extreme southern part of Texas.  Grace will make no impact on Louisiana, according to official NHC forecasts.  Henri … Continue reading Back to the Tropics

FRED and GRACE part two…

FRED and GRACE part two… Fred appears to have lost his way and his course is now sliding to the west.  Fred's visit to Caribbean island had a sever impact on his health, resulting in a more westerly circulation forming coming out of the Florida straight.  Current National Hurricane Center forecasts have Fred strengthening back … Continue reading FRED and GRACE part two…

Tropics are heating up

Two disturbances in the Atlantic have potential for further development over the next 5-days.  While there is no immediate threat to Louisiana, the potential is there in the next 7-10 days.  Everyone should remain vigilant and listen to guidance provide by your local emergency officials.  

Biden Administration Commits Historic $3.46 Billion in Hazard Mitigation Funds to Reduce Effects of Climate Change

from the FEMA newsroom here Release Date: August 5, 2021 FEMA makes hazard mitigation program funds from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic available nationwide WASHINGTON – President Biden today approved more than $3.46 billion to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change nationwide. This significant investment will be available for natural hazard mitigation measures across the … Continue reading Biden Administration Commits Historic $3.46 Billion in Hazard Mitigation Funds to Reduce Effects of Climate Change

What is Doxing?

We have all heard the term doxing before, but what does it really mean? Why is it important to me? Doxing refers to the internet-based practice of gathering an individual’s personally identifiable information (PII)—or an organization’s sensitive information— from open source or compromised material and publishing it online for malicious purposes. Although doxing can be … Continue reading What is Doxing?