After all the hard work it takes to get a business up and running, you want to make sure you have the right protection in place. There are a few things to consider to prepare yourself for what may be around the corner. That’s why we’ve put together some steps to plan ahead and protect your business.
Training and education
Training and educating your staff ensures that your workplace is safe and your employees are confident with the policies and procedures that are in place. Make sure you schedule time for training and to clarify any concerns or queries staff may have. It’s also a good idea to cross-train your employees in case of absences so your business can continue to function smoothly.
Get cyber aware
Back up your company data and documents using storage with sharing capabilities so you can access your files anywhere. This removes the risk of losing your data to a crashed hard drive. You can protect your business against cyber threats by installing firewalls, keeping your systems up-to-date with the latest anti-virus protection software, and training staff on the importance of password management and two-factor authentication.
Secure your physical location
This may seem like an obvious one, but it can often slip through the cracks if procedures aren’t set up properly. Make sure you are frequently reviewing your cash handling and closedown procedures, and check that no access points are left open at the close of business – video cameras and alarm systems are also useful for after hours.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, and as we adapt to a new way of life, it’s important that our business processes adapt too. Prioritize the health of yourself and your staff by encouraging social distancing and frequent sanitization in the workplace. Make sure all employees are across the procedures if they are feeling unwell or suspect exposure to the virus.
There are plenty of things to think about when you are running a business, but one of the most important things you can do to protect your business is get insurance. There are many different types of risks while running a company and it can get overwhelming trying to figure out what you need. If you’re not sure where to start, come and have a chat with us – we can take you through the options for coverage and tailor recommendations to your specific needs.