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How Business Coaching Can Help You Build a Strong Foundation for Your Business

Aug 17, 2007
Solid foundations are the basis for building any structure, whether a building or a business. A strong foundation enables the business to stand rock steady and reach the desired level of future development. If the business lacks a solid foundation, then it will crash and dissolve.

Ensuring that all the foundation steps have been complied with, offers the business a more safe and secure growth. The foundation concepts are not as glamorous or exciting like the high-level management mantras like team management or marketing concepts that usually interest people. Yet, they are very important for the success of the business. Let us check a very important concept, that of insurance.

Insurance is a very important part of your business. Just as you take care of all needs of your family in event of an unforeseen event, so also the insurance takes care of your business in case of a mishap or an unforeseen act of litigation.

There are many types of insurance covers and while some of them are familiar, some are not.

Contracts- Have you cared to go through your contracts thoroughly? Do you have a contract in the first place and if you do, do your team and the suppliers have one in place? Avoid copying other contracts and engage a good contract lawyer to specifically draw up a satisfactory agreement.

Disclaimers- With the sudden increase in the rate of litigation in recent times, ensure that you are always protected against any type of litigation that may arise. Also, always keep legal help close at hand, so that you can be free of tension regarding any legal disputes.

Technology- Always ensures the use of updated technology for operational purpose. Compromising on technology will result in lower productivity from all departments and also will result in extended maintenance cost. Therefore, find the appropriate level of technology for your business, so that you become more capable to handle the workload. It is rightly said that technology is a cost until you dont use it, but it becomes an investment when you do.

Software- It is advised that when your business is in the initial growth phase, you should avoid using a rip-off version of software. Real software helps in effectively handling and storing the data that is both, valuable and important to you and which, if lost, can cause considerable loss to your business.

Back ups and anti-virus software- Always maintain a back up for your data, along with an up-to-date anti-virus software. As you grow, you keep on storing a lot of information that becomes very crucial for the business. Collection of data takes a lot of time, effort and money.

Asset protection- Poor asset protection may destroy you and your business. Imagine building your business with a lot of effort and suddenly everything crumbles at the drop of a hat. Therefore, you need to ensure that your assets are well protected.

Statutory Obligations- A business has many statutory obligations. Make sure that you are aware of all of them and also comply with them, as it is not wise to play with law.
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