An important consideration, depending upon the type of small business you operate, will be how to go about protecting your trade secrets. These are important details of your business ranging from intellectual property to customer lists and if they must be protected to avoid a former employee going to work for a competitor and taking your secrets with them or starting their own business in competition with you, the key is to figure out ways to avoid this happening in the first place. Taking legal action after the fact is probably not the best solution, according to SmallBusinessNotes.com. Instead, figure out how to protect any trade secrets from the beginning by limiting access of employees to only those things they need to perform their job and keep other materials password protected and out of reach.
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