Of all the issues that face small business owners, the possibility of theft and robbery might be the most troubling. You worry about keeping your business safe—it’s not just about having peace of mind when you’re off the clock. It’s also a matter of your business’s long-term survival.
Problem is, it’s impossible to predict when the safety and security of your customers, inventory, and cash on hand will come under threat—whether from the hands of a professional criminal or a trusted employee. You can take preventative measures, however, to minimize the risk of thieves attacking your business.
Here are 6 ways to prevent a robbery from hitting your small business.
1. Get in touch with local law enforcement before a crime happens
The police aren’t just there for after a crime takes place: You can get with them at any time to discuss trends in local crime. They’ll give you both information specific to your business and general advice about how to handle robberies.