Insure your website
Insure your website, When you run a home-based web business, you do most of your work alone, online, and from the comfort of your own pad. But just because you work from home doesn’t mean you don’t face business risks every day..!
The act of opening a business and taking on work as a small IT business owner exposes you to the potential for a liability lawsuit if something goes wrong.
If your typical work day involves waking up, grabbing a coffee, and settling in on the couch with your laptop to remotely repair computer snafus, create code, or design websites, it’s hard to imagine that simply doing your job might land you in a courtroom. But it happens more often than you’d think…
A client or visitor could get injured
Insure your website, If you meet with clients in your home office, you could be liable if they’re injured or their property is damaged. So if you have a wonky front step and a client trips and falls, your business could be liable for paying her medical bills.!
A project could go wrong
Insure your website, Software research advisory firm The Standish Group released a report [PDF] in 2013 that revealed that only 32 percent of all projects are delivered on time and on budget. Forty-four percent were late, over budget, or had other issues.
The remaining 24 percent failed outright. That means almost one in four projects you are hired to work on could end up tanking.!
There could be a miscommunication
Insure your website, While working on a client project, there’s always a chance that the client’s expectations for the finished project won’t align with reality.
And if they aren’t particularly tech savvy, communication can be even trickier – easily leading to a misunderstanding and contract dispute.!
A data breach could happen
Insure your website, If you are in any way responsible for maintaining the integrity of a client’s data, and they get hit with a breach, your business is going to take some heat. Kaspersky Labs, an antivirus software and Internet security provider, found in a recent study that the average small-business data breach costs $38,000, with indirect recovery costs of an additional $8,000.
If your client is impacted by a breach, you can be sure they’ll look to you to cough up some cash to deal with the aftermath.!