Much conventional wisdom has been written about running a business. On our website alone, you can find many valuable insights and experiences written to help you. However, if you do run your small business, it’s likely that you’ve already inhaled much of this wisdom, and maybe you’ve applied some of it too. There’s also something else – common sense, that no blog can ever give you. You’ve likely had to apply much of this during your experience so far. That is customary.
However, it can also be that certain topics still feel as though they could be fleshed out more, and potentially hold space for new and novel tidbits of advice. When it comes to categories as complex and important as business security, this is always essential.
You likely know the basics of small business security. Use a VPN for your online affairs, keep your offices locked well at night, and practice solid cash handling policies should you have a retail store. But we would also like to offer three important small business security tips that could give you a more cohesive sense of defense. Let us see what that might look like:
Vet Your Staff
Small businesses often run on trust. But it’s important to know that small businesses can also be victims of bad apples, or even those who wish to try and dismantle the competition in an area. Of course, it’s often just good business sense to vet your staff anyway, as you can never be completely assured that someone has good intentions through word alone.
Too often small bootstrapped businesses are quick to hire people because they’re in need of hands, particularly in small towns. But if you’re accepting a CV, really read it. Understand the person. Have them take part in a trial shift. Contact their references. Ask for proof to work in your country, a residential address, and whatever social security or national insurance number they have is. Ask for those who can vouch for them. The more you can vet someone, particularly if they’re going to be cash handling or in charge of processes, the less likely you’ll be to find someone untrustworthy.
Protect Your Finances
Outside of great cash handling and the ability to manage our books well, it can be hard to keep on top of financial security as a firm. This is why using extremely reputable KBC business banking can help you ensure a level of protection over your funds you might be looking for. When you use a bank with great support, one that puts businesses first and understands the importance of financial security, you can be sure that your money is protected and your business is serviced as it should be.
Store Assets Off-Site
It can be that storing at least some of your assets off-site can ensure that the chances of a theft taking plenty from your firm is reduced. Storing assets off-site, at least those that you might not use everyday, can also prevent the chances of fire damage or being stored in inappropriate surroundings. We would recommend secure and confidential storage lockers designed for business use.
With this advice, we hope you’re much better able to secure your small business.