Spring Cleaning For Your Business

By: Advocate Brokerage


Spring is here, which means cleaning closets and chasing dust bunnies at home. But your business is another place that deserves the white glove treatment as the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer.

Here are a few simple ways to touch base with your business to help you start this quarter off right.

Audit systems and procedures.

If you’ve been on auto-drive all year, it’s time to step back and take a technical look at your business. Make sure your technology is current and that you have the right staff in the right places.

Look at the books.

Many businesses pay for subscriptions that were once necessary. However, as you’ve grown or taken on new staff or projects, you may find that some of these services no longer deliver benefits. Take a quick look at the books to ensure you’re not paying (or overpaying) for business services you don’t need.

Update your social media presence.

Your online presence, including social media platforms and your website, must be updated often. At the very least, update your hours of operation, team members, location, and other pertinent information once each year. You also want to confirm that your website links to each of your social media presences.

Armor up your digital world.

Each year, cyber-criminals look for businesses with a proverbial Achilles’ heel. If you don’t have an IT department, consider outsourcing your digital security to a managed IT firm. Cyber security is crucial in the digital age, and the stronger your digital defenses, the better off your business will be.

Touch base with key staff.

If you’ve ever needed a reason for a team lunch, spring is one. This is a great opportunity to touch base with key personnel to make sure things are running smoothly and pick their brains for ideas to improve your overall operations.

Set goals.

Goal setting is also another important part of running a business. Set new goals each year and discuss these with your employees to ensure everyone is working toward a common cause.

Contact your insurance Advocate.

Your business insurance may not be at the top of your mind, but spring is an exceptional time to ensure this vital safety net is doing its job. Contact your commercial insurance Advocate to make sure that your business is protected from this spring to the next.

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