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Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.

Every successful company follows a reasonable, affordable budget that includes a line item for necessary products and services. Deciding which are necessary and which are optional can be challenging, and selections often depend on the type of business and its operations. However, most companies should consider purchasing the following to protect their startup investment and to help the business grow.

Employee Training Videos

Many new employees, although fully educated and somewhat experienced, may require additional training to prepare them to do the job for which they were hired. However, training can be expensive. In addition to prohibitive training costs, collateral costs like travel and lodging can add up if you plan to send new hires to a training program out of town. Training videos provide onsite instruction and interactive simulations so new employees can become informed about their new positions in the comfort and convenience of the job site. Furthermore, a single animated corporate video or other form of digital video can be used an infinite number of times for employee training. It’s a highly cost-effective method of onboarding new hires.

Office Printers & Copiers

Many businesses greatly depend on hard copy documents and other printed materials, despite living in a highly digital age. In fact, one could argue the advent of personal computers and near-universal internet access has only made the ability to print and copy more appealing, given the expanded ability to create, curate, and distribute content. The end result is a continued demand for printers and copiers. Fortunately for businesses on a tight budget, refurbished office printers, copiers, and document scanners are not hard to find, allowing for more affordable options. This ensures companies are able to swiftly produce hard copies of content whenever necessary, which is more often than most people think.

Cybersecurity Measures

Cybercrime Is a growing concern among companies all over the world. Company computers and online programs should be protected by firewalls and antivirus programs to protect confidential information, records, and funds from being hacked or stolen. A range of measures is available for consideration as you decide important steps to take online to protect your company and employees. Special security codes can be applied if needed to prevent cyber attacks. Cybersecurity measures may need to be updated periodically to guard against evolving malware or online theft.

Insurance

There are many kinds of insurance available to companies of various sizes that helps to protect products, services, and employees. Health care insurance is one of the most common and popular insurance coverages offered by companies to their employees. This may include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Some companies may also provide employees with life insurance payable to their families in the event of an untimely death. Insurance policies can also protect the company’s service providers against frivolous legal claims. A company’s products may also benefit from an insurance policy in case of lawsuits for damages that may or may not be related to the product. Insurance that covers the business structure against fire, weather damage, or robbery is important, as well.

All of the above can be purchased at a reasonable cost, and are well worth the company’s investment. Neglecting to provide these basic needs for business operations may lead to sizable costs and regrets later. Take some time to compare items and costs to get the best deal so that your company is prepared and protected for the future. These services can facilitate daily operations and provide employees with peace of mind.