Crucial small business safety hacks to know in 2022

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By Henry Brown

As a small business owner, it is always important to keep your assets secure and safe at all times, and there are many different ways that we can do this as we create our empire. Today we are going to take a look at some of the best ways that you can protect your business and keep it safe this year, and this will allow your business to thrive and grow in 2022 and beyond.

Know your employees 

As a fledgling business, it will likely take you a long time to get the business off the ground and to get to a stage where you aren’t working at home, but instead in an office surrounded by our own team of workers. Hiring people for your business is an incredibly important thing to allow you to grow and develop in the business world, and you will likely jump at the chance to get an extra pair of hands or two when the workload becomes too much for you. However, when you do come to hire employees, it is important to take the time to check them and make sure you can trust them. This will include things such as checking for their history of criminal activity, doing a drugs test, and perhaps checking their employment background to see if they have ever been fired from a role.

It is important for you to know exactly who you are letting into your workplace because they will be privy to customer secrets and sensitive data. It is always better to be safe than sorry and although it might take a little bit of time to check this all out, it is worth the effort.

Know your customers 

As important as it is to know who you are hiring for your business, you need to also be aware of whom you are selling to. Although you might think that it is irrelevant to you, making sure that your customers are trustworthy is super important for you. For example, imagine if you were to sell a product on a finance plan to a customer, and then afterwards you found out that they were no longer able to pay you back. Make sure that you get a KYC (know your customer) check done on all potentially high-risk customers and this will help to put your mind at ease and protect you if anything should happen.

Invest in security software 

Investing in the best possible security software is a crucial part of running your business in 2022. Consider making sure that you download both bot management and antivirus software to help you keep your business safe and secure. There are plenty of useful tools out there to choose from, so it’s worth doing some research to find what works for you and your company.

Lock your computers 

The important thing for you to remember as a business is the fact that you need to be sure that your data is safe at all times. Most employees will have a mix of business and personal files on their computers, and this is why everyone should lock their computer when they leave the room and when they go home for the evening. Be also sure that you make everyone choose great passwords which can’t be easily guessed, and this will ensure that you are able to stay safe and secure as a business. It will also mean that no one can come into the office and steal your data when you are out for the weekend.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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