5 Services That Help Protect Your Business Assets

by cyrus on Dec 18

So you are taking the plunge and starting your own online business? Things look easier and more fun when you are doing them on the paper. But once you get out in the world, things are not as easy as you imagined them to be. Whether you are a blogger, a small online business owner, or own an established e-business, your business is going to be susceptible to lawsuits and all kinds of issues that could pop out of nowhere. You have to take time to plan ahead to stay prepared for tough times ahead.

Thankfully, there are business protection services out there that help you manage these issues easier. In fact, here are 5 services that help protect your business and personal assets so you can focus more on your core competencies:

MyCorporation: don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t need to incorporate. If you want to do business online, the last thing you want to do is leave yourself and personal assets susceptible to lawsuits. LLC is a no brainer for most folks. But do your research and choose the structure that provides you with maximum protection. MyCorporation helps you do the registration, annual reports, and more.

LegalZoom: one of the most handy services for businesses on the market. I am no legal expert and nor most of you. If you can’t afford a lawyer or just want to save some money in the process when it comes to registering your own patents, LegalZoom is a great place to start.

LifeLock: a very popular service that keeps track of your credit history and protects your personal information and your business against ID theft attacks. The last thing you want to deal with in your small business is ID theft. This service is actually very cheap and keeps you protected. No such service is 100% foolproof but this one makes it harder for others to take advantage of your identity. And you are protected by up to $1,000,000.

ReputationDefender: a service somewhat similar to LifeLock, but it does keep your reputation protected as well. If you are worried about your business’ online reputation, ReputationDefender is worth a look.

Radian6: Radian6 is an innovative service that helps you take advantage of the social media to track your reputation and engage your customers and prospects more effectively. If you are planning to listen to your customers more effectively to improve your service and address their concerns, Radian6 is a great service to take advantage of.

Feel free to add your favorite business protection services below.


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Sandra December 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm

this is a great list. thanks! I jsy started my company. I used MyLLC.com lifelock looks like a good product…

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