Owning a small business is part of the American dream. Having it located in McKinney is even better. Ownership, from startup to established, can be time-consuming, tedious and stressful.

Tools available from the U.S. Small Business Administration and other related government agencies can help you along the way, especially for the things for which you are now responsible.

Workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths can be a threat to the very survival of a small business. Some sort of pain is an unfortunate reality. Trauma to a worker can also be trauma for the business from increased costs for things such as workers’ compensation insurance premiums or worker replacement processes.

There is a new online Small Business Safety and Health Resource Guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will help them find free or inexpensive information about protecting their workers. The guide includes:

• More than 30 websites with resources from training guides and courses to workplace regulations, hazard checklists and emergency guidance.

• Contact information for safety organizations and government safety agencies PLUS resources for specific industries such as convenience stores, construction sites, restaurants, and health care settings.

Click here for more, including instructions to download the guide.

Related links:

U.S. Small Business Administration: sba.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov

McKinney Chamber of Commerce: mckinneychamber.com

City of McKinney: mckinneytexas.org

Collin County: co.collin.tx.us