As a business owner, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You’ve got to manage everything and even if you are delegating tasks, you’ve still got to manage the people you’ve just delegated a task to! From income to customer service, and from stationary to payroll - your responsibilities as a business owner don’t seem to have an expiry date, and the list? It is pretty big. Gigantic, in fact.
Just because you’ve got a lot on your mind doesn’t mean you can shy away from the hard stuff. Confrontations with employees, angry customers, delays with shipping - it all happens and we can’t help that. We can certainly do our best to respond to those situations, but we can’t really prevent it from happening. Part of being a business owner is admitting that sometimes, the worst can happen. It’s about how you bounce back and defeat those situations.
Now, imagine the worst business day of your life. A customer is blowing up on the internet because an intern at the packing company dropped her box and broke the goods she shipped from you. On top of that, your employees are getting stressed because the incident is getting a bit of exposure. It’s a heated day at the office.
Now, think of all that. Not good, right? Try to imagine what happens when all that calms down and you return to your business to find that the property has been broken into and valuable equipment has been stolen. Between episodes of enormous stress the day before, the door wasn’t locked!
Disaster. This is something that could be easily prevented. But it wasn’t, and you and your business are not in a good situation.
Your biggest responsibility as a business owner is to protect your company, its location and the staff that are working for you. It’s very easy to start off as well! Lock the door!
Sometimes, that’s not enough. You need to get your property in fighting shape to bat away the eager eyes and fingers of criminals and good technology can do that for you. There are companies like All Time Security that can outfit your business with some real deterrents. Think of employing a guard to man the property when you aren’t there, consult the idea of adding cameras and alarm systems to the site that are closely monitored by a third-party.
Adding eyes and ears to your site when you aren’t there is going to make even the most hardened cat-burglar think twice. That’s the key - if criminals are avoiding your property because they know it is secured, they aren’t going to think about stealing from you. It might not be that you have cash in your registers, but any business will have technology worth stealing. Keep it under lock and key and make sure your business property is secure - good technology is only going to help that. Anything from cameras to smart locks is going to keep your business safe!
Don’t leave it up to chance. Stay vigilant, secure your site and devote your time and effort to things that you can change, not disasters caused by yourself.
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