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5 Proven Ways to Protect Your Business You Can’t Afford to Skip 

For your business to thrive, you must protect your business. Accidents and problems occur, so you must be prepared for anything.

Here are 5 proven ways to protect your business that you can’t afford to skip:

  1. Hire an Attorney

To ensure your business fully abides by the law, hire an attorney. An attorney will help you navigate difficult legal language, protect your business in difficult situations, and assist with major business decisions that require legal counsel.

Take time to locate the perfect lawyer for your business. Research different lawyers in your area who specialize in assisting businesses. Arrange consults with your top choices. Ask them about their prices, timeframes, and how they’ll be able to help you specifically.

Choose a lawyer that suits your needs and aligns with your goals. Before you find yourself in a pricey legal mess you can’t afford to fix, find a lawyer who will support your business in a time of crisis.

  1. Find an Accountant

Your business needs an accountant in order to function at the highest capacity. An accountant will assist you with running payroll, organizing your finances, and offering advice about business growth and expansion. They’re actually the key to implementing the top accounting strategies, especially if you’re a new business.

Carefully select an accountant that’ll work for your business. Search for accountants available to you. Discover their prices and specialties to determine whether or not they’ll benefit your business. Make sure you choose an accountant who’s knowledgeable about your type of business.

Find an accountant who meets the needs and requirements of your business. Ease the stress of understanding finances by hiring someone who can effectively and correctly take care of it for you.

  1. Insure Your Business

Ensure your business is protected from harm by purchasing insurance. Without insurance, your business is vulnerable to expensive mistakes that could be the difference between your business thriving or dying.

Shop around for different types of insurance, policies, and rates to find the perfect match for your business. Make sure you, your business, and your employees are fully covered. Consider consulting other business professionals or insurance agents to guarantee your business is secured.

Protect your business with insurance coverage to keep growing your business successfully.

  1. Secure Your Information

Since the start of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have shifted to remote operations to reduce the spread of the virus. While these measures have been effective measures to protect the health and safety of others, it has indeed created a surge in data breaches.

According to securityboulevard.com, 8.4 billion records have been exposed in Q1 of 2020! You don’t want your business to be a victim in security breaches and risk exposing the sensitive information of your business and customers. Information and private data are the foundation of your business. Put safeguards in place to guarantee your data is never stolen or lost.

From valuable trade secrets to a client’s personal information, there is a lot of sensitive data stored at your business, and it is your responsibility to protect it.

Install firewalls and inform your staff about cybersecurity protocols to guarantee your information is safe. Don’t let hackers break in and steal your data. Consult a professional if you need assistance setting up a secure system for your business.

Backup your important information on additional hard drives and the cloud. If your system were to crash or shut down, you could be at risk for losing your data. Keep it protected by storing your information on multiple devices and platforms.

Secure your business’s valuable information from harm or damage by taking extra safety precautions to ensure you’re fully covered.

  1. Protect Your Image 

Your business’s reputation must be protected. The way customers view your business will greatly impact the success of your brand. Take necessary measures to guarantee your image is secure.

With the rise of social media, businesses are at a greater risk of damaging their reputation. Produce quality work and maintain solid relationships with the community to keep your image safe.

Methods for protecting your image include:

  • Keeping your image separate from your business’s image
  • Instructing your employees on proper protocols for discussing your business in person or on social media
  • Monitoring your website or social media accounts to make sure your content is proper
  • Creating a response plan for negative reviews or comments that keeps your business in a good light while also assisting the customer
  • Getting involved in the community by attending or sponsoring important events to associate goodwill with your brand

 

Research various methods for maintaining the image of your business to guarantee you’re covered.

Make sure your business is fully protected to ensure success and growth even in times of crisis.

 

 

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Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Paso Robles Daily News on Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, or follow his blog.