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In case you can’t tell, that’s a huge tree that fell between my parents house (right above their bedroom) and their garage apartment – where two of my brothers and two of their friends were sleeping. Companies whose workers can telecommute have a better chance of survival than a manufacturing company, says Chloe Demrovsky, CEO of the Disaster Recovery International Foundation, which among other activities provides training on disaster preparation to small businesses. It confirms what most people already knew; small businesses are struggling as the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession.

We need people to start businesses and to make tons of money so they can fund worthy causes like helping the poor. Our Inspire Series is a programme of free talks and workshops covering a whole range of topics to inspire and support start-ups or existing small businesses. Too often businesses will try to avoid paying …