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Author: Troy Lambert

Troy is a freelance writer, editor, author, and blogger who lives, works, and plays in Boise, Idaho with the love of his life, his son, and two very talented dogs.

Passionate about writing dark psychological thrillers, he is an avid cyclist, skier, hiker, all around outdoorsman, and a terrible beginning golfer.

4 Tips for Increasing the Efficiency of Your Business

For any business that has even the vaguest interest in being successful over the long term, never mind being a major player in its particular niche or industry, efficiency is a fundamental consideration that has to be taken into account and used as a yardstick to measure the bulk of strategic decisions.

In fact, it’s not going too far to suggest that a business can skilfully utilize the resources available to it will essentially always triumph over a business that hopelessly squanders its wealth and human capital.

Much as someone can win the lottery and still end up bankrupt a couple of years later if they don’t rein in their spending habits and stick to a reasonable plan, so too can even the most well-equipped companies fail to achieve their potential if they are not able to manage their operations in an efficient enough manner.

Of course, increasing the efficiency of a business is rarely a simple, straightforward task. In fact, it’s the kind of thing that vast numbers of books have been written about, and plenty of training and consultation courses have focused on to the exclusion of pretty much everything else.

Nonetheless, though, here are a few efficiency-boosting tips that may be useful for your business – especially if you’re fairly new to the world of entrepreneurship.

 

  • Utilize the services of companies who are specialized in boosting supply chain and logistical efficiency

 

It doesn’t matter how incredible the product you’re selling is; if your supply chain lets you down, and you are unable to deliver the promised good to your would-be customers in a timely and reliable manner, everything is going to crumble.

The thing is, supply chain and logistical concerns are typically very complex and are not necessarily the kinds of things that you will be able to manage very efficiently on your own.

Instead of trying to micromanage this domain of your professional life, utilize the services of companies who are specialized in boosting supply chain and logistical efficiency in their own right. Whether that means looking into utilizing the services of a pallet logistics company, or hiring a different courier service, leaving things up to the experts in a given domain can make a striking difference.

For most companies, the sort of “back-end” work that goes into maintaining a healthy supply chain should be more or less “out of sight, out of mind,” for most of the time. But, in order for this to be the case, you have to know that you have knowledgeable and trusted expert on the job who can handle the nitty-gritty, and liaise with you as required.

 

  • Narrow the scope of your professional focus

 

If “efficient” means something like “focusing available resources as precisely and effectively as possible,” then it stands to reason that any company that tries to do too many different things at once is by necessity going to be operating in an inefficient manner.

For new start-ups, in particular, it’s often tempting to try and “multitask” to an extreme degree, in order to gain any conceivable sort of edge over the competition.

“If they’ll sell you lawn chairs, then we’ll sell you lawn chairs, do your taxes, and brew you a great cup of coffee” may seem like a decent strategy for sticking out, and making a lasting impression. In reality, though, what it tends to mean is that you’ll be selling your customers a lower-quality lawn chair, doing their taxes badly, and bringing them a pretty terrible cup of coffee.

By narrowing the scope of your professional focus to one or two core functions, you can ensure that as much of your time, money, and attention as possible is utilized efficiently, rather than being dispersed so broadly that it fails to have any meaningful impact.

In other words; it’s better to be a “master of one trade” than a “jack of all trades.”

 

 

  • Specify your company vision, and distill it as concisely as possible

 

As a business, you are not primarily selling a product or service to your customers. What you are actually doing, is selling them a particular benefit, and a particular solution to a problem they might be facing.

For example – people don’t shop around for garden chairs because “this model of chair is weatherproof to X standard.” Rather, they shop around for garden chairs because “I’d really love to be able to sit outside each morning with my cup of coffee, without having to constantly move the chair between the shed and garden, to prevent it being damaged by the rain.”

To a large extent, managing your business efficiently comes down to being able to specify your company vision in minute detail, and to really hone in on the particular emotive benefit you are trying to offer to your customers.

Conduct market research, and go through your own brainstorming processes. The better able you are to specify that vision and benefit, the more efficiently you can conduct your marketing and branding, as well as your product design.

 

  • See how far an “extreme ownership” ethos can take you

 

The term “extreme ownership,” has been popularised by the former US Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, of the leadership-coaching company Echelon Front.

The basic concept represented by this term is that the more willing you are to accept total responsibility and accountability for whatever happens in your life (personally, and professionally), the less likely you are to fall prey to your own excuses and rationalizations, and the more likely it is you will be successful.

In their popular book, titled “Extreme Ownership,” the two argue that this form of absolute accountability is the number one trait found among successful leaders and that it allows them to act effectively and efficiently, while also motivating their team members to do the same.

There are all sorts of things that can happen in our professional lives that don’t seem directly connected to our actions, and which can present major problems for us. But it might be that by accepting and adopting an “extreme ownership” ethos, you can reduce the sort of inefficiency that comes from self-rationalization, and can continue to run a thriving business despite setbacks.

It seems worth a try, anyway.

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It’s Time To Get Over Your Technophobia!

If there’s one thing that there is no doubt whatsoever about it’s that we now live in a world that is almost entirely dominated by technology. For a lot of people, this is a fantastic thing. They use technology for work, for entertainment, even to keep in touch with their family and friends. However, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t know a motherboard from a monitor, it can all be kind of overwhelming. It would be fine if you could just ignore technology and carry on with your life but it’s not something you can escape anymore. With that in mind, here are some ways to get over your technophobia.

See the ways it can help

If you find yourself feeling confused and angry about technology, the first thing to do is to understand how it can end up making your life better. Perhaps you find yourself stressed out getting to work every day when you live far away? Remote working technology can help you work from home instead. Or maybe you have friends and family you wish you could see more often? Smartphones let you chat with people face to face no matter where you are in the world. Not to mention the ways that technology is making life safer and more convenient for all kind of people.

Ask for advice

Most people feel kind of embarrassed to ask for technological advice from the people in their lives. However, if you refuse to ask people how to do something, it’s going to be a whole lot harder to figure out it out. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and you may well find yourself feeling much more positively towards technology in general as you start to get more confidence in how to use it. A lot of the frustration people have with technology comes down to wanting to make it function properly and not knowing how.

Know where to look

Of course, even if you’re an absolute technical wizard, there’s always the chance that things are going to go wrong. That’s just the nature of technology. Some people find themselves panicking when that happens but the key is to know what to do when things mess up. Knowing where to go to figure out how to fix this Chrome error or how to deal with a frozen Macbook are essential to stop you from panicking when it seems like nothing is working. Sure, in a perfect world technology would just work the way it was supposed to all of the time but sadly we don’t live in a perfect world.

Of course, don’t take this as some kind of attack on anyone who doesn’t have that much of an interest in technology. The truth is that there are plenty of decent reasons to be at least a little cynical about the modern, tech-dominated era. After all, we really are spending more and more of our lives staring at screens. The key is to find the right balance and not to let it take control of your life.

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Why Do New Employees Keep Quitting?

Do you keep hiring new staff only for them to quit after a couple of weeks? This can be incredibly frustrating for employers and it can have negative impacts on your company’s productivity and reputation. By getting to the heart of the problem, you can stop this high turnover. Here are just several reasons why new employees may be quitting in the first few weeks.

You’re rushing the hiring process

It’s possible that you may be hiring the wrong candidates as a result of rushing the hiring process. Delivering a more thorough recruitment process could help you to hire more reliable employees. This means doing more advertising, reading more applications and doing more interviews. If you don’t have the time for this, you may be able to hire a recruitment company. You can also try making use of AI in HR. This will be more costly, but it could be worth it for the better quality of candidates.

You’re providing no training or introductions

Another reason new employees may be leaving so soon could be because there’s no onboarding process once they’re hired, leaving them to feel neglected. Make new employees welcome by introducing them to the team and helping them to understand what’s going on. You should always provide training – even if they’re experienced, there may still be specific company methods that need to be taught as well as health & safety/security protocol.

The job isn’t what they signed up for

It’s important that new recruits are being given the job that was advertised and discussed in the interview. If you take on someone to work as a waiter in your restaurant, but they end up in the kitchen doing pot wash, they’re not going to stick around for long as this was not the job they wanted. Make sure that you’re also giving them the salary and benefits that were promised.

You’re expecting too much from them too soon

New employees may need time to adjust. Whilst you may want to challenge new recruits to see what they’re made of, be wary of piling too much work and responsibility on them from the beginning. Allow recruits to get comfortable before handing them the hard stuff to do so that they don’t get put off.

Your other employees are scaring them away

It’s possible that your older employees are scaring new recruits away. Older employees can sometimes form cliques and may make new employees feel as if they’re not wanted. There could even be belittling or bullying going on. Try to observe the team dynamics to see if this is the case – you may need to give your older employees a stern talk (but not too stern – you don’t want to scare them away too).

On top of your employees, realize that you yourself may be to blame. Are you making an effort to make new recruits feel welcome? Do you find yourself taking out your frustrations on new recruits regularly? If so, it’s possible you too could be scaring them away. Being more tolerant and accommodating could help to improve employee retention.

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5 Ways To Build Trust With Your Company Website

In order to attract customers, you need to win over their trust. Whilst you may be able to rely on a smile and a smart suit in person, you can’t rely on these tricks online and must use other tactics to put customers at ease. Here are a few ways in which you can create a sense of credibility using your website.

Get your website professionally designed

To instill trust, your website needs to look professional. Nowadays its easier than ever to create a website oneself for free without coding knowledge thanks to the likes of WordPress – whilst it’s possible to create professional-looking websites using this platform, it’s easy to create something amateurish if you haven’t got a good eye for UI design. Letting a professional web designer take over will ensure that your website creates a good impression.

Provide testimonials

Testimonials can be effective at winning over consumers’ trust. They give proof of other customers’ satisfaction, showing that you can deliver on your promises. You can dedicate an entire page to testimonials or you can display a few on your homepage. It’s possible to add a tool that allows clients themselves to submit testimonials – you can then choose to publish these testimonials if you’re happy with them.

Display qualification and award badges

Got any qualifications? Won any business awards? These can be worth showing off about on your site. A great way to do this is to display badges on your homepage, which may be obtained by contacting the course administrator that gave you the qualification or the award panel that gave you the award. Proof of qualifications will tell people that you’re educated and know what you’re doing, whilst awards will show proof of endorsement by professional bodies.

Write a personal bio

A personal bio such as this one by Peter DiTomasso can be great for connecting people on a human level. It allows you to talk about yourself and your own achievements rather than presenting yourself as a faceless business. Make sure to keep only the most relevant information in this bio. This could be displayed on your homepage or on a separate page.

Offer advice through blog posts

Blogging is a great way to build credibility. Blog posts can be used to give advice to clients or advice to fellow business owners. They allow you to show off your expertise and help solve people’s problems. Blogging can have other purposes too – it can be used to improve your SEO by incorporating keywords and it can help to keep your website consistently fresh with new content. Many business owners set up a separate page for their blog roll. Make sure that content is relevant to your business.

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How To Keep Juggling

If you work for yourself then you’ll know how many balls you’re left juggling at once. You’ll also know how easy it is to drop any number of these balls at any one time. Managing your time and all the daily tasks you have to do is near impossible unless you have some help.

This help might come in the form of recruitment and finding some team members who are going to be on your side. They’ll pick up those jobs that you either don’t enjoy, don’t have time for or don’t have the skills to complete properly. That might be your marketing campaign, your invoice, and accounts or taking on your customer services. Whatever the job, you’ll need someone or something to help you out.

In this article. we will take a look at some of the things that might give you some help. The things we’re talking about here are smart software packages, designed to make your life easier and your business more efficient.

Asana

This software is all about getting you organized and anyone else who works with you. You can use Asana to assign tasks, keep up with how that task is going and adding notes as you go. Share access to specific projects so everyone can see where you’ve got to and never lose track of an important job again.

This clever software will help your office run more efficiently, reminding you of meetings and tasks to be completed and keeping everyone in the loop about what’s going on.

Xero

When you need accounting software that knows your needs even before you do, Xero is going to help you out. This clever kit will help to automate your invoices, pay any incoming invoices and even send out salary each month.

It will allow you to quickly and efficiently get your books in order and keep track of bills and payments. Once set up, Xero will more or less run itself. Perfect for small to medium-sized businesses.

As a small business owner, or entrepreneur you know the importance of staying on top of all the little things as these very quickly mount up. Failing to keep the books up to date one month can very quickly turn into two then six and very soon you’re behind in your tax returns and so on, leading to some serious trouble.

While the idea of splashing out on some new software might seem like an expensive solution, in the long run, it might be just the investment you need to help give you the boost you deserve. Stay on top of your projects and appointments with software that can sort your crazy calendar out for you and remind you where and when you need to be.

Grab software that makes sense of all the numbers and never leaves your suppliers or your workforce, no matter how big, out of pocket.

Invest today for a greater return tomorrow. You and your business are worth every penny.

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Testing Facility: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Testing facilities are some of the most exciting places on earth. No, that’s not an exaggeration at all. Truly, testing facilities are the place where every single one of your favorite products goes to be reborn. They might have come into being in the boardroom with brilliant minds willing them into life, but the best products are only allowed to go to full-scale manufacturing if they passed the test. It’s not just durability tests that a testing facility will challenge a product with, but rather the overall design. It’s the first application of a real-world scenario. It’s incredibly vital that your test facility is well-looked after. The premise has to be that, the facility is to be kept watertight. Each time you are testing a product and evaluating the results, you’re looking at secrets that have just been unlocked. Apple or Samsung would pay a pretty penny to someone with reliable information about test results of either’s new product. So of all challenges you’re facing, what are the most in-your-face kind?

Danger from above

It’s not prying eyes that you’ll first have to combat, it’s the weather. Testing facilities are often small, thus they might not use as robust materials as larger buildings might such as for a manufacturing facility or storage warehouse. It’s common for the first iteration of a test unit to, unfortunately, fall short of structural integrity expectations. Many small business owners will find this out the hard way. The danger from above must not be miscalculated, as rain, hail, and wind play a big role in urgent repair needs. You can however always look for a commercial roof replacement which employs modern design and materials. A full examination will be done first to see if there are good points to the initial design, then the team can repair and replace certain parts of the roof. If you want it completely redone due to the damage this is also possible.

 

Keep it classified

Every so often you get a reminder that business and espionage are like oil and more oil. They just mix perfectly as last year we were all feigning surprise as Samsung’s new flexible display was leaked. Obviously this had to have come from within the company rather than someone who was visiting catching a glimpse of a secret project. It completely ruins the element of shock for customers and gives your rivals a warning of what you’re up to. Therefore, make sure that only authorized employees are allowed to work in the testing facility. This will be your top engineers, designers and project leads. Having some safety precautions such as now allowing personal bags into the facility is a good idea. Ban smartphones from entering also as employees looking to do harm can take quick snaps of your products and testing techniques.

A test facility or unit, is by one of the most important parts to any business. It can be considered the beating heart of your innovation and ability to beat out your rivals. There are many things that can go wrong, so plan ahead for stronger structures and security checks.

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Why Your Business Doesn’t Grow

Starting a business can be quite easy. If you’ve got an idea and it doesn’t need much capital to get going, you can get started from the comfort of your own home with little more than a laptop and a website. Even if your business is based offline and in the real world, you might be able to start with a pop-up store, selling out of your home, or offering your service with a few flyers and some word of mouth marketing.

But, keeping this business going is often much harder than we expect, and growing it even more so. While most companies struggle in the first few months, and it’s completely normal to spend the first year just focusing on keeping going, with growth to come later. But, in a world where new businesses are starting all of the time, and competition from big business is high; eventually you need to grow if you want to stay open. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons that small businesses don’t grow.

Running it for Themselves

A lot of businesses fail to grow because they spend time creating products that they want to make, or offering services that they enjoy, without thinking about whether or not other people want them. If you’re going to grow, you need to think about what your customers want, and what the market needs, not just what you want.

Failure to Advertise

You might be offering the best product or service in the world, but word of mouth can only get you so far, especially in the early days when you might not have a loyal fanbase. While you could tackle a vast amount of digital marketing yourself, if you want to reach a wider audience and sustain growth, it’s worth investing in professional marketing services, both on and offline.

A Lack of Analytics

Many businesses struggle because they either don’t take the time to read their analytics reports, or they don’t understand them when they do. Easily accessible reporting tools like Google Analytics can help you to see where your website does well, and where it does. It can help you to see who is looking at it, where they are from, how old they are, what pages they spend most time on and what devices they are using. This can be valuable information.

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No Proper Plan

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Starting a business is easier than it has ever been before. But this means that many people make the mistake of just jumping in as soon as they’ve got an idea. Failure to plan appropriately means that many businesses fail, and those that continue often struggle to grow. Take some time to create a detailed business plan before you start, and update it whenever there are changes, and you’ll be much more likely to succeed.

Complacency

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a good start means things will always be easy. Your business will only grow if you are willing to put in the effort long-term, not just in the beginning.

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5 Qualities To Look For When Hiring Sales Staff

Every single area of a business is essential to contributing to the overall picture; this much most business owners can agree on. However, there is one particular area of business that could perhaps be considered the first amongst equals: the sales department.

It is not stretching reality to suggest that the performance of your sales department can make or break your company. Even if every other area of your company is running perfectly – bills are paid on time by the accounts team, your customer service team deal with any complaints in record time, and your IT staff maintain your business systems and network so well that downtime is almost unheard of – then without a matching strong performance in sales, your company will likely flounder.

Given the above, it is obvious that business owners such as yourself have to be absolutely confident that they have the right sales staff in place – which places all the more onus on ensuring that your sales staff recruitment techniques are top notch. In an effort to assist you with this goal, below, we’ve assembled a list of five qualities for which you will want to keep an eye out when considering candidates for any sales vacancy your company may have in future…

#1 – A calm attitude

In pop culture, salespeople are often characterized as “go-getters” – big personalities who will do whatever it takes to clinch a sale; a stereotype that was popularised by The Apprentice and TV shows of a similar nature. However, the ability to remain calm is actually far more important in a salesperson; you need your staff to be able to think quickly under pressure, so that they can correct course when a potential sale appears to be going in the wrong direction, or maximize a sales opportunity that appears to be going very well.

#2 – Problem-solving

As briefly touched on above, sales staff have to be able to rescue a sale that seems to be going south. In addition to remaining calm, your sales staff will therefore also need to be expert problem solvers. They need to be able to pinpoint why a sale is struggling and, most importantly of all, how it can be rescued from that point on. There are a number of ways to assess problem-solving abilities during the interview; if a candidate performs well in a high-pressure situation like an interview, you can be confident they will do the same when working for your company.

#3 – Competitiveness

Some people thrive on competition; others find it to be overwhelming and counterproductive – and when hiring sales staff, you definitely need to find individuals that fit into the former category. Working in sales is inherently competitive, especially if you offer performance incentives. There’s no obvious way to check if someone is competitive, so it’s usually best to just directly ask the question – you should be able to tell from the tone of the candidate’s voice if they genuinely find competition exciting and energizing, or if they are simply saying they are competitive as they think that’s what you want to hear.

#4 – Experience with the systems you rely on

Selling is often referred to as an “art”; something that relies on the personality of the individual and their innate ability to connect with customers in order to persuade them to buy. However, while historically sales may have relied primarily on the power of the personality of individual salespeople, modern selling is very different indeed. Nowadays, selling is far more streamlined and data-driven, so ask candidates if they have experience using your company’s sales automation CRM and similar important systems. The more familiar a candidate is with the systems you rely on to achieve results, the more likely they are to hit the ground running if you do hire them.

#5 – Humility

A surprise inclusion, given that any sales candidate will almost certainly be trying to “sell” themselves during the recruitment process, but one that is nevertheless important. Humility is an important trait; sales staff have to be able to understand their own failings, so that these can be addressed in the future. Try asking a candidate what their biggest weakness is, and pay close attention to candidates who list a genuine weakness – not a classic “weakness that could actually be a virtue”, such as perfectionism. If a candidate is willing to admit that they are not perfect, then they are more likely to be able to constantly examine their sales approach and make tweaks if something isn’t working – much to the benefit of your company.

In conclusion

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The performance of your sales staff is critical to the health of your business, and hopefully, focusing on hiring employees with the qualities described above will allow you to hire new members to your sales team – and subsequently catapult your company to greater success in future.

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How To Plan Your Strategy For Business Success

When it comes to running your own business it can be hard to know where to start. With so many different things to focus on, it can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful, even from day one. The best way to overcome this is by setting yourself a business strategy. Whilst it may seem as though, as a small business, you don’t need a business strategy, it’s actually one of the best ways to organize all of your plans and goals for the years ahead.

Think About Who Your Target Audience Are

One of the most important things you can do when putting your business strategy together is to consider who your target customers are. Whilst you may already have an idea in mind, it’s important you’re going into to as much detail as you can in order to create a persona. This persona will be able to tell you who you need to target your marketing materials towards, as well as who is going to be buying your products. Without this information, you’ll be going into business blind.

Consider What Your Competitors Are Doing And Where They’re Succeeding

Every single business out there will have competitors, even if they’re not directly related to your products. The best thing to do when putting together your strategy is to come up with a list of around 6-10 competitors and create a spreadsheet that analyses their every move. Spend a good hour so each month looking at what they’ve been doing, and what effect they may or may not have had on their business success. For tips and tricks when it comes to competitor analysis, you can visit this site here.

Look At Your Current Analytics And Metrics

Another great thing to do when building your strategy is to look at your current analytics and metrics, no matter what the subject is. Whether it’s looking at the analytics from your social media channels or from your trading software, keeping track of the numbers is incredibly important. Not only does it allow you to see where you’re going wrong, but it also gives you a chance to see what things are performing well for you. These are the things that should definitely be included in your strategy. For more information when it comes to trading software, you can visit Algo Trading here.

Use Software To Help

There are lots of different pieces of software you can use to make your business strategy seem much easier than it is. Whether it’s using software that allows you to create an incredible content marketing strategy or using software to help build the email list at the heart of your business strategy, you will be surprised what difference software can make to your growth. For more information about what software you should use as a business, you can visit this site here.

Create A Detailed Step By Step Strategy To Follow

Whilst it’s all well and good thinking about your strategy, creating a step by step guide that you follow throughout the lifetime of your business is completely different. Whilst it may take a lot of effort and resources, it’s the best possible way to ensure you are going to reach all of the goals that you set. It is a perfect set of guidelines for both you and anyone new that joins the business, giving them a clear idea of where you want to be and how you want to to get there.

Set Goals And Milestones To Measure Success

Finally, when creating your strategy for success it’s important your setting yourself goals and milestones that will measure how well you’re doing. Whilst having goals in place is a good start, knowing exactly how you’re going to measure their success if what will take your business to the next level. To do this, ensure you’re setting key ROI milestones that you track each and every month.

Do you have a strategy for business success? What are you going to do to ensure you succeed? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Business Owners: Here’s How to Keep Your Startup Safe

Keeping your business in good health financially is, of course, one thing but what about protecting it from fraud and other criminals? A lot of business owners try to keep their businesses safe but, since they don’t know exactly what to protect it against, it can often be hard to cover yourself from all angles.

Here is a quick guide for small business owners on how to keep your business a bit safer this year. That way, you’ll know what you need to do as your business grows and can feel a bit safer during your days of work.

Online Safety: Safe Browsing and Employee Training

Your safety online starts, first of all, with proper anti-virus software. Cybercriminals may attack from any corner and scurry away with your business details, employee’s personal details, and all of your credit card information.

It’s important that your team knows how to spot unreasonable requests for information, strange-looking emails, as well as any other signs on your computers that the system has already been hacked.

Treat your company to a cybersecurity conference that focuses on training your employees to recognize attempts at phishing and other cybersecurity threats.

Keep the training up and repeat it at least once a year; launch a mock attempt after a month or two to see if the information has sunk in  – and reward the ones who are ahead of the others. You can have a look at Ivrnet for some more information on what to do in case you have been subject of credit card fraud.

Offline Safety: Alarm Systems and CCTV

If you’ve been robbed once and think the criminals won’t return, you’re in for a sad surprise. It is common for criminals today to target a specific trade, such as a restaurant or a hotel, and steal a small amount – only to come back for a bigger scoop later on. When you’ve already been robbed, the first thing you should do is to install a loud alarm system and a CCTV camera.

For most business owners who experience such a thing, it is common sense to invest in these right away.

When and if the robbers return, the system will have a preventative function as well; the sight of a red blinking light tends to scare most of them away. Think prevention when it comes to all aspects of your business and avoid having anything taken away from you in the first place.

Depending on the kind of business you’re in, it could be a good idea to get in touch with reputable security guards as well. Their mere presence signals safety and control to both outsiders and employees; you can even get in touch just to have a safe place to store your spare keys, for example.

Spend time with your employees and talk about how they can help you to safeguard it. They are the ones who are present in the office at all times and are able to recognize crime right away with the proper training. It’s the kind of stuff that makes it a bit easier to sleep at night.

 

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