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Protect Your Business In 3 Simple Steps



By Business Desk



Thursday, November 8, 2018.


It doesn’t matter whether you are only just launching a brand new start-up or whether you are a veteran of the self employment sphere, the chances are that you want to do everything within your power to protect your business. There are many facets of business protection, and you need to ensure that your business vision encapsulates them all and prioritizes them appropriately. You will inevitably be very cautious when it comes to your money making venture. You may find it hard to delegate, outsource or relinquish any sort of responsibility to another individual. However, in order to protect your business, sometimes this is a necessary course of action. Take a look at how you can keep your assets safe in three simple steps.


Cybersecurity

The dawn of the Internet and limitless connectivity has also led to the emergence of cybercrime. Hackers and cybercriminals make it a point of business to infiltrate networks and systems to steal data, money and sensitive details for their own gain. An email that looks official and legitimate could have a virus-laden attachment in it. One wrong click of a mouse and you could have unleashed untold damage onto your systems.


To stay safe online and to protect your business, you must ensure that all of your staff understand the importance of being cybercrime aware. Training is imperative, from knowing the emails to delete to having secure passwords. At the same time, you need to ensure that data is on a need to know basis and that the most sensitive files remain accessible onsite only. Ensure that your firewall is up to date and that you backup data regularly. If the worst should happen, it’s important that you can retrieve your data immediately and continue working.


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Premises


If you lease an office space that is full of expensive hardware or if you have a warehouse full of stock, it’s important that you keep these premises secure. The best camera security systems are linked up to a central database that can call the police the moment any suspicious activity has occurred. At the same time, they act as enough of a deterrent to ward off thieves from trying their luck in the first place. Utilizing networks and WiFi technology, you could even log into your camera systems from home to keep a close eye on your assets. This can give you peace of mind especially in the early stages of your business launching.


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Patent

If you have invented a new product that you want to bring to market, it’s vital that you can protect your idea from other unscrupulous individuals who think that they can get in on the action. Ensure that you have a full patent of your ideas before any launch so that you don’t run the risk of someone copying your invention. Keep your cards close to your chest before the launch and only tell those you trust about your idea.


In the twenty first century, protecting your business has become more difficult than ever. However, follow this advice and your start-up will be as safe as houses.







Protect Your Business In 3 Simple Steps

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