Safeguarding Your Business: 5 Important Measures

safeguarding your business

There are many different things that can harm the financial performance of your business, and it is essential to take steps to protect yourself as much as possible. After all, failure to put the proper safety measures in place could easily cause you to lose everything that you have worked so hard to build. Fortunately, there are many easy techniques that you can utilize that will help you safeguard your business.

1. Camera System

Unfortunately, every business owner needs to consider the possibility that they will deal with theft from employees, shoplifters, burglary and robbery. This can cause extensive financial damage to the company, especially if it happens internally on a regular basis. To help prevent this problem, it is a good idea to use security cameras throughout the premises.

Sadly, the majority of theft is internal, but you will have legal recourse if you can prove that a specific employee was stealing from you. In Florida, the legal system has several harsh fines in place for employees who commit white-collar theft. For example, stealing just $300 worth of property can result in a grand larceny charge and up to five years in prison. Due to this, it is important for anyone who has been charged with this crime to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney, like Katz & Phillips, P.A.

2. Insurance

There are several different types of insurance that each business owner needs to consider, and it is important to make sure that you do not fail to purchase each policy that is legally mandated by your state. After all, you could easily lose your company if someone is injured on your property and you do not have the necessary insurance to take care of the issue.

3. Computer Security

Your business is responsible for keeping all of your employees' and customers' personal data safe. Failure to do so could be catastrophic from a financial and reputation standpoint. Therefore, you need to ensure that you have up-to-date security measures in place, including a firewall, a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure online store and updated antivirus and malware software.

4. Backup System

Protecting all of your computer data is essential, and you also need to have a good backup system in place in case of fire or a natural disaster. One of the easiest ways to do this is to utilize cloud services so that all of your information can be backed up in a remote location.

5. Company's Credit Rating

Using your credit wisely is an important aspect of safeguarding your business. Additionally, you need to keep a close eye on your company's credit report to ensure that identity theft does not ruin your ability to borrow necessary money in the future.

Using these safety measures will make it much easier for your company to be successful. Keep in mind that theft is one of the most prevalent issues, so it is especially important to consider putting a camera system in place to help protect your investment.


    • Corina Ramos

      Corina Ramos 01/03/2014 12:59 p.m. #

      Hi there Lisa.

      You've shared some important tips here for those running a brick and mortar business...especially the camera and having insurance.

      I can recall a couple small businesses who lost everything in a fire and had no insurance...too sad.

      Thanks for sharing these tips! Happy New Year! Sicorra, hope we catch up soon!

      • Lisa Coleman

        Lisa Coleman 01/06/2014 2:05 p.m. #

        Thank you Corina! I appreciate your kind compliments. Sad to hear about those who lost everything. That is very sad. :(

    • Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families

      Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families 01/03/2014 5:38 p.m. #

      These are great tips to protect your business investment. If you are renting a new office, I would also recommend making the owners or property manager to change the locks just in case a spare key is floating around from the old tenant.

      • Lisa Coleman

        Lisa Coleman 01/06/2014 2:06 p.m. #

        Very good tip! An excellent idea! Thank you for your compliment. :)

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