Don’t Panic, Prepare


Sometimes you reach a point in business where you start to panic. It could be an issue with the finances, a problem with marketing, a glitch in customer perception or perhaps a theft in the company. Any one of these problems could and perhaps should cause you to panic. After all, depending on the severity of the problem in question, it could be the end of your company. So what’s the answer? Rather than panicking you need to prepare for these issues and take the right steps to protect the company.

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Backup Your Backups

Most businesses now rely on tech to store and share data files on a daily basis. This leaves them vulnerable because if the data is stolen or deleted, it could send the business back to the stone ages. It might also damage the reputation the business has with customers because unfortunately, it means that they can be targeted.

The answer is to make sure you have extensive backup systems in your business. You might have a backup cloud server with files stored on them, but that’s not enough. If tech crashes, it could take out your extra server too. That’s why you should also make sure that you have document storage solutions. With the right storage solutions, you can keep hard copies of files under lock and key, completely separate from your company. That’s exactly what you want to guarantee your business is prepared for an issue like theft. Of course, there is another way to protect your business against these type of criminal acts.

 

Increase Security

 

Plenty of businesses avoid boosts in security in the hope of cutting costs, but this is a mistake. By doing this, you can be left in the position where a lack of security makes a break in or theft far more likely. As such, if you are running a business you should make sure you are using the latest security tech. This could include ID scanners, CCTV, alarm systems and even lighting. With enough lighting, you can make it far less likely that someone will attempt to break into your business at night.

 

Don’t forget if your business mainly operates online, you also need to think about digital forms of security. You should start by looking into anti virus software and then expand beyond this. Make sure that files are encrypted and consider hiring an IT support team to monitor your network 24/7.

 

Cutting Costs

 

Last but certainly not least, you can prepare your company financially by making sure that you keep your costs under control. With minimised costs, you will make sure that your business model is more flexible and thus can adapt to changes on the market or shifts in demand. You can start doing this by outsourcing areas of your business where you don’t need to hire. For instance, for marketing purposes, it doesn’t make sense to hire full-time content writers when you can get freelancers for a fraction of the cost. It’s just one of the ways you can keep your finances in check and prepare to avoid a later panic.

 

Wendy Tomlinson

Hi, I'm Wendy, your online life and business coach - I'm a qualified law of attraction practitioner, EFT master practitioner and life skills coach. After years of private coaching, I now follow my real passion for blogging and creating content that will help you create a life and business you love. Please feel free to ask questions, I love hearing from my readers.

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