What Most Needs Protecting In Your Small Business?

If you are like most entrepreneurs, you have probably got a lot invested in your ventures. If you have a small business which you look after, then you will know the truth of this. Given how much goes into the building, growing and maintaining of a small business, it is unsurprising how important it is to protect it. There are all kinds of things which can pose a genuine threat to your business. Part of being a business owner is knowing what those threats are, and how best to protect your business against them. This article should help towards that end. We are going to have a look at four of the main aspects of your business which need protecting. As long as you are taking care of these four, you can safely say you are doing everything you can to keep the business safe.

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Your Data

These days, a great deal of data is used by the majority of businesses. There are all sorts of data which you are likely to have on site. Some of it is probably more sensitive than others. Probably most important is that data which you hold on behalf of your colleagues and customers. There are a few different major ways that the data you hold can be affected by outside forces. Hacking is an obvious, and a common one. Another is a freak accident, such as your system going down for seemingly no reason. Or a disaster could occur which means that your business’ power supply suffers, and you lose data as a result. Whatever the underlying cause, the takehome message is this: you need to have a backup plan in place. Using a leading disaster recovery service is likely to be your best course of action here.

Your Premises

As well as the data your business holds, you need to spend some time thinking about how to protect the actual, physical premises themselves. If your business owns the building it operates within, then this likely constitutes a large proportion of its assets. As such, protecting it is vital. The simplest, most direct way of doing this is to hire a security firm to watch over it. More and more businesses are realising the importance of this. You really can’t do without protecting your premises against the likes of burglary and theft.

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Your People

The employees are the backbone of the business. Knowing that they are secure, safe and well should always be one of your top concerns. Of course, it is often easier said than done to achieve this. But as long as you are making efforts in the right direction, it is likely that your people will feel looked after. Partially, looking after them means looking after the previous two – the data and the premises. But you also need to remember to protect their worker’s rights, as well as their physical protection. As long as they are protected, your small business will continue to feel safe, and grow as fast as you like.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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5 comments

  1. It is important to secure your business from all angles. At different corporations that I have worked for, there was either a passcode that you had to enter to get into the office or a card swipe that you had to make in order to enter. This is a great way to help protect your business, and it tracks in the computer who entered the office and at what time. Having your data either stored or backed up in the cloud is important in case of any computer difficulties. Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  2. The data is also more heterogeneous than the highly curated data of the past. Digitized text, audio, and visual content, like sensor and blog data, is typically messy, incomplete, and unstructured; it is often of uncertain provenance and quality; and frequently must be combined with other data to be useful. Working with user-generated data sets also raises challenging issues of privacy, security, and ethics.

  3. Data Scientists who can synthesize huge amounts of information from multiple sources, derive new insights, convert data into actionable information, and articulate their findings.

  4. Security is a very important thing in the business. I personally invest for a great security materials and hire trust – worthy person for secured business plans.

  5. This is a welll written article ! I also thing that you should be very observant in your security. I think that the business data should really be protected for secured business plans and idea. Thanks for sharing this.

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