Monica Badiu, Email Copywriter & Copy Coach

Whether you have been running your business for years or have just started, you need to make sure you are protecting what you are working so hard for. This is often something that small business owners forget to do, then when they are faced with an issue they wish that they had cover from places like Tivly

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Let’s have a look further at some of the ways you can protect your business: 

Choosing The Right Type Of Business

When you are running as a sole proprietor (the standard for a one-person business) there may be better choices for your business. When you are running at a sole-proprietor level you won’t get any protection for your personal assets. This means that if a vendor or customer chooses to sue you that can’t afford then your personal home, assets, and savings are at risk. This unfortunately includes your family home. 

Find A Lawyer 

So, you might not need a lawyer that often, however, it’s worth being in contact with one who knows you for future use. Ask other businesses, friends, and colleagues for recommendations, and ensure you have the contact details for a trustworthy lawyer. This way you don’t have to go through an interview process each time you need assistance and your lawyer will already know your business. 

Find An Accountant 

Unless you have plenty of time on your hands or already have the skillset to do your books, as you grow you may find it difficult to keep track of all your finances. One of the best things you could do is to find an accountant who can take care of all of this for you. A good accountant is definitely worth it. They will be able to keep you updated with your taxes, save you money on costs, and advise you when your cash flow might be as healthy as you would like it to be. 

Look After Your Business Data 

Now that businesses are running most of their processes online, it has become a necessity for them to use cloud storage and make sure that their data is safe and secure. You should make sure that regular backups are made, this way you never have to stress about a crashed or broken hard drive. If you want to protect your small business from cybercrimes, consider providing the right training to your employees, creating security measures, and creating strong passwords. 

Protecting Your Employees 

You need to have an emergency plan in place in order to protect your employees. You should assign roles to your employees, usually to the supervisors and managers for how they can safely get everyone out of the building if they need to. Make sure all your employees know what they are doing in this kind of situation. Run refresher training every 6 months and train new members of staff on day one. 

These tips will help you keep your small business looked after and protected. Do you think anything else should be included? Please share them in the comments below. 

About the Author

Monica Badiu is an email copywriter and copy coach. She specializes in sales copywriting for online course creators who want to send emails that speak to their ideal customer and generate conversions without using fearmongering or pressure. She’s made clients over $3 million in 2023.

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