Imagine this: your business doubles its revenues, and you buy new properties as well as enlarge your task force to meet customer demands. All your plans and projections revolve around profit, believing there’s nowhere to go but up. It’s at this point that you’re hit by a curve ball — one your business can’t cope with or expect to survive.
This is the harsh reality most businesses face particularly in light of COVID-19. Factors exist in every dilemma (especially large-scale ones like pandemics) that will be out of your control. That doesn’t mean you can’t gear up now for the other challenges you’ll experience in the future.
The Eye-Opening Lawsuit
Lawsuits occur for different reasons, and some are more complex than others. You may be surprised that an issue of intellectual property rights can be as frustrating as a slip-and-fall accident within your company’s premises. The best means to avoid the burdens that come with lawsuits lie in prevention.
Every successful company rely on legal counsel to help in all aspects of their business. Neglecting one early on may disqualify you from the protection you want in case you do get sued. Legal actions to protect assets, for example, may be unavailable or difficult to execute during an already existing lawsuit. It would be in your best interest to hire the services of an asset protection attorney early on to ensure that you are protected.
The presence of a good lawyer also keeps your company secure for concerns on contractual obligations during “force majeure,” or “acts of God”.
COVID-19 sets a new standard for every businessman’s definition of crises. Even though you used airtight contracts with cleverly-placed clauses under force majeure, situations like this may still be tricky.
This is the very reason crisis management plays a vital role in every business. It serves as a guide for your company’s actions from beginning to end, regardless if the crises is financial, organizational, technological, or natural. Preparing one also removes the risk of implementing poor decisions, and acts to secure your business legally and otherwise.
This rings true particularly during a technological crisis, which continues to be a serious yet underrated concern today.
The Crafty Cyberattack
Cyber attacks happen to businesses more often than you may expect, and small businesses have become a prime target in the past years. Attacks range from phishing to data breach, and they cost a lot of time and money to remedy. Prevention, as always, remains the key.
Raising awareness among employees acts as a good defense, and regular updates on trends make them less vulnerable to attack. Expert individuals and cyber security companies can do the rest. Employing them may mean spending more, but it’s worth the guarantee of better security.
The Road to Success
Businesses encounter many challenges on the road to success but you can take comfort in the fact that you can brace yourself for most of them. Even insurmountable crises like COVID-19 can teach you a lot about planning ahead and what it takes to rise above the rest.