Small Business 101: Protecting Your Business

If you are like most of the nearly 28 million U.S. small business owners and entrepreneurs today, you know that running a business is hard work. As a small business owner, one of your biggest responsibilities is to protect what you have worked so hard to build.

Here are a few simple security and safety tips to help you protect your business:

Safe-guard your assets

Because disaster can strike at any time, be sure to store all important paperwork such as employee files, insurance documents, leases and tax documents in a safe that protects against fire and water damage.

Arm your business with alarms

Install smoke and CO detectors as an extra safety measure for you and your employees. If you have a home-based business, installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom and on every level of your residence is imperative, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Safeguard your computers

Keep your operating systems, anti-virus packages and web browsers up to date, to increase your cyber security. Update regularly to prevent malicious software and spyware from attacking your network and computer.

Keep an eye out

Install surveillance cameras. Security cameras are a popular and cost-effective way to help prevent crime at work. Many have DVR capabilities, allowing you to monitor your premises for suspicious behavior while you are away.

Don’t forget the best safety you can provide for your business – insurance. For more information about commercial insurance, or how insurance can protect your small business, contact the Palm Desert insurance experts at Desert Empire Insurance today.