The Areas Of Your Business That You Can’t Afford To Neglect 

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Things are always hectic when you’re a business owner, and since March 2020 it feels like “hectic” is a bit of an understatement. We have all been rushed off our feet working around the clock to make sure that we can keep our companies running in such a challenging environment. We have been doing our best to stay flexible, to anticipate the next challenge before it arises, and as a result it feels like some of the core practices may have been a little neglected. As we moved into autumn and winter, you need to make sure that your business is protected. Here are a few areas that you cannot afford to neglect.

Don’t Neglect Your Security

We are sure that the massive rise in cybercrime during the pandemic has not escaped your notice. It has been truly startling to see the statistics around everything from major ransomware attacks to run of the mill email and text scams since March 2020. If you have been lucky enough to escape any serious threats so far, that does not mean that you can afford to be complacent. Talk to an IT security expert to find out how your company could be at risk and talk to your employees about steps that they can take to keep themselves and your business safe.

Don’t Neglect Your Payroll

A good payroll system is so important to any business, regardless of size. You need to know that everyone is getting paid on time and that everything from taxes to pensions are being considered. If you are unhappy with your current payroll software, then it is time to switch. 

A better payroll software system doesn’t just save you the headache of double checking every little thing, it helps your employees to feel like their needs are being met. However, before you switch, you need to make sure that you have a clear idea of what it is that you need and that you have done your research. PayCaptain has put together a checklist for switching payroll companies that will help you to make the right decision.

Don’t Neglect Your Relationships

Every business has been through the ringer during the pandemic. We have all been focused on our individual needs and making sure that we have a way out of every issue that COVID-19 threw at us that it has been easy to let some good habits slip. The relationships that we have with our suppliers and our partners are so important, particularly when times are hard. 

With supply disruption due to Brexit and Coronavirus hitting hard, you are going to need to know that you can rely on your external partners to tell you when they are anticipating problems. Similarly, with such a chaotic marketplace, you may find yourself in a position where you have to ask for some patience and understanding whether it’s for a late payment or a cancelled meeting. Now that things are a little calmer, use this time to check in and work on these relationships.