We all know that your business becomes your baby pretty quickly. Just like a baby you’ll be doing pretty much anything you can to protect it. There’s going to be so many knocks and setbacks along the way, you’ll often feel like you aren’t doing enough to make it the best it can be. But you’re not going to be the only one to have had setbacks, and you definitely aren’t going to be the last. You just need to make sure you’re focusing your efforts in the right area to make sure you’re protecting it at all costs. If you’re struggling to understand what we mean by the protection side of things, here’s a few tips to help you know what to do.
Owning your own set of offices is a blessing. You don’t have to deal with any building manager telling you what to do. You also don’t have to deal with anyone telling you you can’t do something to your office. Managed offices are so strict, but they do also have their positives if you’re interested. But, if you own your own office, a few things can go wrong in terms of protection. The first being the state of the office itself. Big commercial buildings are often susceptible to things such as asbestos, but people don’t realise until far along down the line. The health implications this will have for you and your staff is incredible. But fear not, there are companies out there such as Pass Consulting who will come in and check the building over for you, identify where the asbestos is, and make plans to remove it. Other issues you can face are break ins. With Christmas fast approaching, so is break in season. People choose this time of year as they know this is when the most merchandise and money could potentially be in the building. Make sure you protect your assets by having contents insurance as well as a security camera to try and catch the people who break in. It’s all things business owners just don’t tend to think about, but they really should do.
Your business image should mean everything to you, just like your personal image should. There’s so much at steak if you chose to do things wrong. Take Amazon for example. Their drivers were mistreated badly for years, but it wasn’t until recently that the whole scandal was revealed. This tarnished such as big company, with critics firing comments for months, and the news dragging it out for weeks. Imagine what something like this could do it a smaller company like yours. There’s so much at risk if you don’t stick to the rules, and treat everyone how they deserve to be treated. It isn’t just the employees that you need to be thinking of. It’s your brand ethos in general. You’ll have had an ethos in mind at the beginning of your business venture, and an idea of how you’d like your company to be run. If you want to protect your business from every angle, the best thing you can do is stick to that ethos you created long ago.
*This is a contributed post