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Your home business is going to need a bit of protection. After all, the lines between the personal and the professional are being crossed here, and who knows how many mishaps you’re going to have from the comfort of your own sofa? So, in the interest of ensuring your home business is always in the best of health, and you have nothing to worry about from the (legal or commercial) world around you, let’s delve into some of the best ways to protect your home business.
Even just sitting on the floor with laptop in hand can mean you’re making good money! (Pexels Image – CC0 Licence)
Proper Health and Safety
You’re probably going to have to go through a health and safety risk assessment when setting up your home business, to ensure you’re working well, and anyone who visits your property in a commercial manner is also just fine to be there for any extended period of time. Make sure you make the local authority (where you are) aware of your need for health and safety (if you haven’t also needed to apply for planning permission before now), as missing out on this risk assessment won’t serve your business in the long run.
Every single business out there, no matter how it operates or what size it is, has insurance to keep it safe against any and all liabilities. When you’re working in a commercial manner, and you’re offering products and services to the public, you’re going to need policies in place. Contents insurance might be fine for your home at the moment, but there’s a specific type of home business insurance out there that will certainly be of use to you.
And if you’re using your vehicle, or you need to invest in a new vehicle, to help you operate within your home business, be sure to look into a form of commercial van insurance. There’s a good chance you’ll have to travel for meetings, or drop off deliveries of your products yourself, and that means you need protection for your home business out on the road too.
A Proper Customer Service
And finally, your home business will certainly be protected by just how well you run the customer service portion of your company. If you can lay any complaints to rest as soon as possible, and you’re able to ‘always’ be available for your customers (by setting up support tickets to go through complaints one by one, or a no reply email address to let a customer know their complaint has been received, for example), there’s a good chance you’ll receive very few negative reviews. And when you’re a small business, even though you’re working out of your home, that can make or break your future profits!
Your home business needs some protection, to keep on working as well as it is. Make sure you’re aware of the ways to keep it safe, and to keep yourself safe whilst working from your own home, with these points.