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5 Asset Protection Strategies Your Business Needs Today

By: James Curtiss on November 14th, 2019

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5 Asset Protection Strategies Your Business Needs Today

Despite his popularity as a successful business mogul, Trump made more than $250 million losses between 1990 and 1991. In fact, the last two decades have seen him make losses that are incomparable to any individual taxpayer in the US. Evidently, business depreciation is a common occurrence for small, medium, and large businesses. 

Owning a company in any industry exposes you to several risks. Besides the expenses, your business can succumb to natural disasters or even lawsuits. It is crucial to embrace asset protection strategies to reduce these potential losses. 

From security systems to contracts and lawyers, there's so much you need to do to protect your business. Read this list to start now.

1. A Business Insurance

If you want to protect your assets, insurance is a must-have. Insurance enables you to protect your business in case of exposure to risk. Besides, plaintiffs won’t come after you. 

You can research the best captive insurance firms to help insure your business against several risks. This type of insurance can be the best in asset protection. Get the right insurance policy to avoid confusion when there's a need for compensation.

2. Invest in Security Systems 

Having a security system at your business premise is an investment you don’t want to ignore. Besides warding off potential criminals, you can monitor your employees and customers. The surveillance helps in safeguarding your assets. 

You can retrieve videos and images to address any concerns within your business. In the case of false claims, the security system can provide sufficient proof. Get high-quality security cameras and protect your business for vandalism, burglary, or any other issue that threaten your assets. 

3. An Appropriate Business Entity

You can save between 10% and 40% in taxes annually based on the business entity you choose. A limited liability company is perhaps one of the most effective asset protection strategies to consider. Other than saving on taxes, an LCC will lower your risk of losses. 

When you embrace an LLC, you aren't liable for debts incurred in your business. Operating as a sole proprietor exposes you to a potential lawsuit. Get legal advice to understand how a limited liability company works within your state.

4. Follow the Right Procedures and Contracts 

Avoid negligence at all costs. Business owners should be diligent and keen to avoid attacks on their personal assets. If you’ve been dealing fraudulently, your corporate veil might fall sooner than you think. 

Read contracts and adhere to the right procedures at all times. Ensure that you work with accredited professionals. While some risks are unavoidable, your due diligence will save you some bucks. 

5. Do you have a Succession Plan? 

Unfortunately, people relate succession plans to death. But in reality, a clear succession plan should be in place if you have an asset to protect. Many businesses and other assets collapse when the owners can’t run them for whatever reasons. 

Your successors should know the expected roles if a business necessitates a transition. Seek ways to pass down the intangible knowledge. A succession plan will protect your assets even in your absence.

Asset Protection Strategies in Making Your Business Plan

The success of your business depends largely on the asset protection strategies in place. Don’t wait for an incident to occur to start protecting your assets. Work with your legal, technology, and financial advisors on strategies that can work for your business. 

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About James Curtiss

Experienced security industry professional. Commercial Security Consultant working at Sonitrol New England.