It goes without saying that owning a business comes with many responsibilities.
That thought in mind, how good of a job do you do when it comes to securing your business?
Without strong security, you could be affected by financial loss, lawsuits and more.
So, is it time for you to put a stronger emphasis on securing your business as you move ahead?
Don’t Have Regrets You Did Not Do Enough with Security
In putting a bigger focus on security, focus in on the following if you’ve not been doing too much of these things:
- Securing your workplace – Unless you run a business from home, make it a priority to secure the building you work in. If you have many offices, make sure each has a healthy dose of security. You want to be sure for one that only the people who should be in your workplace are in there on a regular basis. That means employees provide some form of I.D. to enter the premises each day. This is especially true if you run a business where identity is especially important. Such examples would be schools, hospitals and more. If you do not have a rule, the hope is you know who should be there and what looks suspicious. If you have foot traffic from customers, make it so they can’t access any critical items in your workplace. Having someone at the front desk to greet them is important too. Finally, do you have a building where folks will store belongings such as a fitness center? If so, make sure they have lockers. Having top-notch locker locks is key to give the folks security and to better ease their minds.
- Online security is key – When you rely on computers and the web to do work, securing your online presence is key. That said, make sure you have a secure system with which to work with. This lessens chances of getting hacked and more. If you have employees using computers in the workplace, make sure they are smart about it. That means for one not giving out sensitive usernames and passwords. It also means steering clear of opening up suspicious emails. Finally, have a good firewall in place to cut down on chances you or your team will get hacked. This is quite critical if you have sensitive customer info on your computers.
- Do the simple things – Last; make sure you and your team if you have staff do some of the simple things. For example, make sure all doors and windows are locked when no one is in the workplace. The rule should be that the last employee out makes sure all entry and exit ways are secure when closing up. Also look at having security cameras and an alarm system if you do not have such right now.
By securing your business, you can feel better about your company’s physical safety.
Suman(Kul Prasad) Pandit is a graduate from Tribhuvan University with four-year experience in corporate and start-up sectors in UK and USA. Being a responsible & sustainable business enthusiast he is dedicated to business education to solve problems in entrepreneurship and business growth.