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Site Security: How to Protect Your Business Location

Theft and vandalism are two problems that could result in tremendous costs for your business. There are costs to replacing …

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Consider Changing Your Business Structure

When you formed your business, you selected a business structure that made sense for what you imagined your business becoming. …

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Setting Up Terms and Conditions That Will Protect Your Business

In many cases, businesses aren’t required to establish terms and conditions of the use of their products, services, websites, or …

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How to Review Vendor and Supplier Contracts

Your business may depend on numerous vendors, suppliers, and distributors who have unique policies, procedures, and practices. Before signing agreements, …

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Take Steps to Reduce Technology Downtime

Network infrastructure downtime is sometimes an unavoidable aspect of running a business. Even the most advanced networks in the world …

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Safeguard Your Business from Modern Security Threats

Security threats to businesses have evolved. Five years ago, network security was mostly a function to keep hardware assets operating …

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Every Small Business Needs an Attorney. Here’s Why.

An attorney can be an invaluable member of your team, especially as you work through the complex parts of starting …

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Small Business Basics: Insurance

Have you thought about the types of insurance coverages you’ll need to protect your small business? What about protecting your …

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Using Authorized Signers for Your Business

As your business grows, you may need some assistance navigating the everyday tasks of operations, including signing checks, paying bills, …

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Connect with an attorney.

Whether you’re starting, growing, or navigating the everyday complexities of running a business, an attorney can help you take on essential tasks. Be diligent in choosing the attorney who’s right for you. What should you look into? Reviews are certainly helpful, but you should also look into an attorney’s payment structures (which may help you reduce or defer your legal costs) and ask questions that will help you understand that practitioner’s experience, strengths, and availability. Read our guide for questions you can ask to make an informed selection.

Evaluate your insurance coverage.

No matter what industry you serve, you should look into insurance options to protect your business, site, employees, and customers’ critical information. There are many types of insurance to consider, and while you may not need them all, it’s important to review your policies and coverages regularly to ensure your business has the coverage it needs. Our guide to small business insurance can help you get started.

Safeguard against tech threats.

Tech threats have evolved from mere nuisances to serious disruptions with real financial, operations, and reputation repercussions. It’s impossible to know what tomorrow’s threats will look like, but you can take steps to guard against the threats that exist today and arm your business with tools that will monitor for new adaptions. 

Read our guide to modern tech threats to learn how you can guard threats like ransomware and email intrusion and implement policies that will help you recover from the worst-case scenarios.