The impacts of natural disasters on small businesses can be devastating. These impacts can include damaged and destroyed assets and reduced production and revenue streams. Recovering from this can take a heavy toll on small business owners, their employees, and the broader community.
Recognising the importance of small business to communities, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is currently undertaking an inquiry into existing education and engagement practices with respect to promoting small business disaster preparedness and resilience and will make recommendations to Government on how these could be improved. As part of the inquiry, the Ombudsman will engage with relevant stakeholders, including small businesses, as well as their advisers and representatives, and with government and other relevant organisations.
This form is to be completed by those interested in contributing to the inquiry, with a story or idea relevant to small business natural disaster preparedness and resilience.