Small Business Preparedness & Disaster Recovery
Information and Resources
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Be Prepared
Is your business ready to face the unexpected?  WEV has compiled
a list of actions you can take to mitigate the effect that an unplanned (or scheduled*) interruption may have on your business.


For more information on how to prepare:
Santa Barbara County Residents: www.readysbc.org.

Ventura County Residents: www.readyventuracounty.org.

Additional Resources

VENTURA COUNTY RESIDENTS  If you were impacted by the Hill, Woolsey or Thomas Fires, many kinds of support are available to you through the Ventura County Long Term Recovery Group.

LA COUNTY RESIDENTS  If you were impacted by the Woolsey Fires, many kinds of support are available to you through the LA Region Long Term Recovery Group.

*Public Safety Power Shutdown Information – In extreme weather conditions, Southern California Edison may preemptively shut off power to minimize fire risk and ensure the safety of communities and residents. Power shutdowns could be prolonged (up to 3 to 5 days), and businesses and individuals should be prepared. For more information, click here.

WEV Financing 
Current WEV Loan Client Relief
Any current WEV loan clients who have been affected by the fire and need to discuss restructuring loan payments, please contact us ASAP to get the process started.
WEV Business Loans
If your business could benefit from additional capital, contact WEV's Director of Lending, Marni Brook, to discuss the process by email or at (805) 232-3083.

Helping Handbook
Comprehensive guide for individuals and small businesses affected by the Fall 2018 fires in northern and southern California.
Download the Guide
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