Launching a new business is exciting, and right now, you may find yourself trying to balance a whole range of tasks while you attempt to establish your new venture. From preparing the business premises to recruiting staff members, there is lots to do when preparing for the launch of a new company. Amid this flurry of activity, it can be challenging to keep up with all the tasks that you need to complete. Inevitably, some tasks will be given greater priority than others as you attempt to push forward with your preparations to open your business. While some jobs may seem more urgent and vital, protecting your business is always essential.
While it may not seem a priority right now, especially when you have so much to do, guarding your business against external threats is crucial. Unfortunately, many external threats have the potential to damage your company. While you may not be able to deal with all of them at this early stage in your business’s life, it is still worthwhile to make preparations and start protecting your company as soon as possible. Here are some of the external threats to be aware of and the action that you can take to protect your company:
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for organisations throughout the world. Cybercrime can impact businesses in several ways and can have devastating results. Data breaches can leave your business open to issues such as your customer’s personal details being stolen. This can cause reputational and financial harm to your business, and you may even get fined for the breach of personal data.
When you are focused on launching your business, it is natural that cybersecurity may not be at the forefront of your mind when you are so busy. Calling in external support from a managed IT security company is an excellent way to keep your business protected without adding to your own workload.
When you run a business, there are many things to consider when purchasing insurance. From public liability to building insurance, understanding which policies you need can be confusing. Having the right insurance in place may not be able to protect your business from theft or damage, but it can play a significant role in helping to reduce the impact that these acts have on your business. Adequate insurance cover will ease the financial burden caused by these external acts and help you minimise any disruption.
Just as your business needs cybersecurity protection, it also needs physical protection to reduce the chances of being impacted by external threats. Installing CCTV cameras, motion-triggered lighting, and alarms is an excellent first step, as this will act as a deterrent that potentially reduces your business’s chances of being targeted by criminals.
After all the effort you have put into launching your business, you must put plans in place to protect it from external threats. Taking a combined approach to security measures to protect your business physically and online is vital.