Nobody starts a business with the expectation that they'll need an emergency fund. However, it's smart to begin one in case of a natural disaster, economic downturn, global pandemic, or another unexpected catastrophe. In just three minutes, John Howie, a SCORE mentor, walks you through the basics of building an emergency fund for your small business. For a more in-depth look at emergency funds, consider using either the checklist or e-guide linked in the sidebar here. Need more help? Request a SCORE mentor today!