Starting out as a small business owner, you have so many different concerns to juggle – have you got the product mix right? How best will you market yourself? Is your website up to scratch? Where will you find further rounds of funding?
But the security of your operation should be a primary consideration. Don’t wait until something bad happens to make sure you have the best plan. The Federation of Small Businesses estimates that a third of small businesses fall victim to online crime.
The effects of crime on small enterprises are felt much more keenly – there’s financial loss, disturbance to your business but also the impact on your company’s reputation to factor in. And yet small businesses are the most likely to cut corners on security measures in those cash flow lean start-up days.
But what exactly are the risks, and more importantly, how best do you protect yourself?