For ten years after our experience of living and working in a federal disaster area, our team volunteered to help other small businesses impacted by disasters. The Hurricane Recovery Director of the American Red Cross honored our work for small businesses in the Gulf Coast states to assist in their recovery from Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Ike. Demand for our experience was such that we wound down Childs Capital LLC and established Prisere LLC to work full-time on risk resilience for smaller enterprises.
The leadership team of Prisere LLC worked in an area that was declared a federal disaster, one of the worst disasters in history. Thanks to our unusual professional backgrounds (in reinsurance and information technology), we were exceptionally well prepared. Our business (which was then Childs Capital LLC and worked in the area of microfinance) was featured in the “Ready for Business” campaign of the Department of Homeland Security as an example of exceptional effort to build business resilience. To share our experience with other small businesses, we wrote a book that was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses was newly updated with 40 per cent fresh content for the second edition and is now available in paperback. The book has received favorable coverage from major news media. For more information about the book, please click here.