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BUSINESS Safe-guarding your business from natural disasters The damaging floods and storms should be a red alert for small businesses to be prepared for natural disasters, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson warned recently. Mr Billson said there is an overwhelming majority of small and family businesses that do not have a current disaster preparation plan in place. “An inquiry by my office found only one in four small businesses have a current business continuity plan,” the Ombudsman said. “Natural disasters can be devastating for small and family businesses – either their business is directly damaged or wiped out, or they are an indirect victim This year’s storm season is already reaping havoc across the country with heavy rainfall in Queensland causing severe flooding last month, as well as lightning storms in Western Australia leading to week-long power outages. With the wild weather expected to continue well into April, now is the perfect time to put a disaster plan in place for your business.