Resiliency Academy Report 2020-2022
Resiliency planning is happening in New Hampshire with small businesses and local communities planning for challenges and the future by implementing concepts of resiliency including innovation, building networks, practicing inclusion, implementing cyber security, and enhancing quality of life.
In response to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on small business and communities, the 2020 – 2022 Resiliency Academy was developed. In a 2020 NH SBDC statewide survey, only 19% of businesses had resiliency plans in place pre-Covid and 73% thought it would be important to their business in the future. Fast forward 2.5 years, just under half of respondents in SBDC's 2022 Small Business Survey say that their business has a resiliency or continuity plan. Among those who do, a majority say they created their plan in the past three years.
Resiliency Academy programming brought training and resources to 640 participants through live webinars, regional meetings, online content, and community visits. 32 hours of live, newly developed content and discussion featured over one hundred local, regional, and national speakers on resiliency topics. Funding was provided by the CARES Act.
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