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Seventy-seven percent of small businesses aren’t prepared for a natural disaster, and 84 percent don’t worry about being the victim of one within the next 12 months, a recent survey by MasterCard International indicates. The reality is, though, that no business is safe from disasters, and those with emergency plans recover more quickly. Find help in creating your plan—including checklists, forms and other resources—at www.sba.gov/beawareandprepare/business.html, www.ibhs.org/business_protection and www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/howto. If you lack the time to create a disaster plan, designate a key employee to draft one.