- Install and check surge protectors, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, deadbolt locks and motion-sensitive outdoor lights.
- Keep your office equipment out of view from the street.
- Store all money and important documents in a fireproof safe.
- Develop a disaster-recovery plan, and review it quarterly.
- Don't overload your electrical circuits.
- Keep stairs and walkways free of ice and debris.
- Set and enforce all safety rules.
For more information about crime, disaster and accident prevention, contact your insurance provider.
Excerpted from Get Smart!: 365 Tips to Boost Your Entrepreneurial IQ