When your business is broken into by criminals, the experience is never pleasant. But the best thing to do is remain positive and try to get the business back on its feet again. Here’s how you can do that.
Start Legal Proceedings
The very first thing you should do is call the police. They’ll be able to start their inquiries and find out what happened. Many burglaries go unsolved, and it’s important to understand that. But if you provide the police with as much information and support as possible, they might be able to find the criminals. Remember to give them access to any CCTV footage you have if you have a CCTV system in place outside your business premises.
Make an Insurance Claim
As soon as you’re made aware of the break-in, you should contact your insurance company. Having your building and contents is insured. It’s situations like this that will make you thankful you took out that insurance policy after all. When you call them up and tell them what happened, they’ll be able to get the ball rolling. They’ll probably want to visit the office and take a look at what’s happened. As long as there are no discrepancies, and the case is pretty clear, it shouldn’t be long before you have the insurance money that you’re entitled to.
Learn from the Mistakes Made
When your business suffers any kind of disaster, it’s a chance to learn the lessons from the mistakes that were made. We’re all human, and, therefore, we all make mistakes. The trick is not making the same mistakes again in the future. Don’t get hung up on the things that you did wrong that might have led to the break in. Instead, think about how you can turn the break in into a positive for the business. You can make changes and make sure that the same mistakes are never made again.
Invest in New Security Measures
Some of the changes I mentioned above will be changes to the company’s security systems. If the business’s premises were broken into, that means your previous security measures were clearly inadequate. To make sure that the office doesn’t suffer a security breach again in the future, you should invest in new measures. You could buy security doors and invest in a new alarm system. These things will all make the chances of the same thing happening again much less likely.
Grab the Chance to Reinvent the Business
You probably won’t feel like doing something positive after suffering a break in. But there’s no reason why you can’t see this negative as a positive. Why not grab the opportunity to reinvent the business and take it in a completely new direction? You could move to a new location or change your approach to the market. This is the perfect way to find your silver lining. It might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to your business in the long-term! It beats moping about and being depressed about what happened anyway.