Thursday, September 14, 2017

Blunders That Could Cost You Your Business

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We mean it when we say ‘cost’ because usually if a business does close down, it’s going to happen due to an issue with finances. It’s possible that the financial issue in question is a lawsuit or maybe a business loss. It might even be that your business simply isn’t making the level of profit it needs to if it is going to stay active and open on the market. So, what mistakes are we talking about that could bring your business crashing down around you?

Big Trouble In A Little Office

A lawsuit is definitely going to be something that you need to watch out for in your business. Businesses across the country are hit with thousands of lawsuits every year, and most of these are personal injury claims. A personal injury lawsuit can regularly rack up a massive amount in damages, depending on the extent of the injury. Settlements have been known to range in the hundreds of thousands which may be nothing for a large corporation. For a small business, however, a fee like this could have a devastating effect. 

The best way to avoid a lawsuit like this is to do everything you can to keep your business safe and the environment a secure place to work for your office employees. Believe it or not, even the smallest thing can cause an injury in the office. For instance, you might find that your workers sue due to RSI. This can be caused due to long periods of typing without breaking. Similarly, it can be prevented by ensuring workers are taking five minutes breaks away from the computer.

Prepare For The Worst

You do need to make sure that you are preparing for the worst in your business and we’re specifically thinking about technology. Every business they days is in some way reliant on tech working effectively. If it breaks down or fails, it could cause massive problems for your company on the market. 

This issue can be resolved by ensuring that there is a backup in place. For instance, your company might be involved in transferring or storing sensitive data files for customers. This is certainly the case for any ecommerce business. The best way to backup your systems is a cloud server. That way if anything is lost due to a hack or a data error you can get everything you need back and ensure your company doesn’t crash and lose all your customers as well as your money.

Madness In Marketing

Finally, you need to think about how you market your business. There are lots of what are essentially get rich quick marketing campaigns online. These include promises from marketing agencies that can get your company to the top of the SERPs in a matter of days. You need to be aware that promotions like this are often blackhat SEO and as such the results will be short lived. Instead, you should be looking at long-term marketing solutions that can provide real benefits for your business. Otherwise, you’re not going to generate the level of profits you need to remain successful.

If you avoid these mistakes, you can dodge the blunders that will end your business and send you back to square one.

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