Congratulations you have your own company !

You may also think it might just be your free ticket for you and your family towards financial freedom.

Unfortunately, there might be some pitfalls along the way that you need to take in consideration and be prepared for.

What if, one of the business owners dies or becomes disabled or suddenly suffers from a serious disease?

What impact will it have on the business as well the owners families?

Each option carries consequences for each family, which one do you think is the most important one that you think you need to consider and be prepared for?

  1. Keep it.
  2. Sell it.
  3. Liquidate it.

“One Option is to keep the business in the family.

Is that a possibility?”

“Another popular option is to sell the business as a going concern.

Would you want to sell your share of the business to other owners and have them buy out your family members?”

“The third option is to close the business and sell the assets for cash.

How does this sound for you?”

Although not easy I urge each and every business owner to ponder on this option and to take the necessary step.

Small business continues to take great risk with GDPR

In time and risk it’s exactly the same as not wearing a seatbelt

Tripping up

A subject request could come in at any time following the introduction of the GDPR and from any direction.

An employee could ask for a copy of all the personal data you hold on them – and remember this could include all images you have of them as well as documents and records.

A former customer could ask you to delete all personal data you have collected on them.

A supplier could ask you to correct the misspelling of their name.

Would you be able to confidently deal with and respond to the request within the 30 day period required by the GDPR?

MMM I thought so

A data breach can be as simple as emailing the wrong person, leaving a document on the train and losing a phone or more complex, like falling for a phishing email or being subject to hacking.

With only 72 hours to report a serious breach to the regulator, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), one person and one person only is in control.

All it takes is for one disgruntled former employee or customer or even a neighbour or competitor to raise questions about your compliance and complain to the regulator.

It doesn’t take five minutes for anyone to check whether you have a GDPR compliant privacy notice on your website or whether you have paid your data controller fee to the ICO.

But even if you have those outward facing steps in place, would your approach to GDPR compliance withstand a probe by the regulator?

Could your business survive the financial and reputational impacts of a data breach or compliance failure?

Maltix Partners have a simple proven solution and we are internally trained on implementing that.

It’s NOT expensive

And it’s https//: from start to finish.

And it’s contactless.

And you are 100% in control

One user name one log in one person responsible.

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