New online disaster hub and app launched for small businesses

To help Queensland small businesses prevent, prepare, respond and recover when disaster strikes, the Queensland Government has launched a new digital disaster hub and free app.

The Small business disaster hub is an online one-stop shop tailored to small business sectors, providing information to help them manage nine different types of crises from natural disasters to workplace emergencies and reputation incidents.

It covers all small businesses, primary producers, tourism and hospitality operators, retailers and construction, transport and logistics businesses. The site and app include tailored checklists, messaging, how-to videos, insurance claim tips, links to financial assistance and downloadable resources to print.

Best of all, the disaster hub will mean it is easier and faster for small businesses to access the information they need to manage a disaster within a few clicks.

The initiative, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), was developed in partnership with the Small Business Recovery Advisory Council and in consultation with small businesses, industry and local councils impacted by the 2019 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough. 

How to access the resources

Visit business.qld.gov.au/disasterhub to view the Small business disaster hub or download the app via Apple Store or Google Play.

Spread the word

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please include details about the Small business disaster hub when communicating with your members, customers or clients. We’ve developed a range of communication materials to get the word out including: 

  • website infographic to link to the hub
  • email to members
  • social media post and short video
    Get your small business ready to prevent, prepare, respond, recover and communicate when a disaster strikes. Visit the Small business disaster hub or download the free app on Apple or Android.
    https://vimeo.com/527084794/d81b3b72bc 
  • newsletter content
  • postcards and posters
  • printable checklist PDFs for different small business sectors.

Business Queensland will be replacing it’s Preparing your business for natural disasters web page with the new Small business disaster hub. So if your website currently links to the old page, please update the link to the disaster hub.

More information

If you require any further information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Small Business Recovery Centre by emailing sbrc@desbt.qld.gov.au or calling 0459 873 781.

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