Since the passage of the CARES Act in March, I have been working to include SBA Disaster loans prior to 2020 be given the same debt forgiveness afforded small businesses with SBA guaranteed 504 and 7a loans through the CARES Act. While I may have been the one to bring it to light, it takes a village to shine a light on it. The National Restaurant Association, Texas Restaurant Association, […]
It’s our final Disaster Preparedness blog of 2019! Click on the video link below to hear Janice explain how YOU are the best advocate for your business when facing hardship. Watch the video here!
We’re back with more tips on staying prepared for disasters! Today we’ll cover a topic that can quickly become confusing. In a city like Houston, it is necessary to assess your flood risk where you live or operate your business. Are you near a bayou? Does your home or building sit at street level, or is it higher off the ground? Regardless of your answers to these questions, as a […]
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” We think these are wise words that apply directly to disaster preparedness. As a small business that has flooded four times, being prepared has become a daily part of running our business. Many of you will recall a few weeks ago Houston was hit hard by Tropical Depression Imelda, causing record flooding. Imelda was a surprise to […]
This past week marks two years since Hurricane Harvey changed the lives of Houstonians forever. Our Braeswood location took on four feet of water, damaging thousands of dollars of equipment, ingredients, and product. There is a certain type of trauma that comes with going through a natural disaster. For months after Harvey, our team would grow anxious any time the bayou behind Braeswood would rise. If a lot of rain […]