Small Business Tips

Small Business News, Tips and Information

Categories
Business Law (19)
Customer Service (12)
Family Business (4)
Human Resources (27)
Marketing (53)
Money (36)
Motivation (21)
Networking (22)
Operations (71)
Ownership (48)
Startup (41)
Taxes (19)
Technology (33)
Ventures (20)
A doubleshot of small business espresso with extra froth
A small business blog featuring tips to help entrepreneurs succeed in the small business world. Topics include family business, human resources, marketing, money, networking, operations, ownership, startup, taxes and technology.
Protecting Your Clientele

Headhunting is a common practice these days.

An employee informs you that he will be leaving his positions in order to take up a new job offer. Soon you learn that this new job offer came from a direct competitor. Chances are, your employee will try to take customers with them.

How can you protect the employee/company/customer relationships that you’ve worked so hard to gain?

Restrictive Covenants – require employees who interact with customers or work with confidential information to be bound by a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement or both.

Keeping Former Employees Away From Your Customers

Recommended Reading:

Nolo.com – Non-compete Agreements
FindLaw.com – Non-compete Agreements
Business Owner’s Toolkit – Non-compete Agreements


Related Small Business Buzz Posts:
Preparing for a Health Inspection
Preparing Your Company for its First Employee
What Employees Want from You
Competing for Business with a Former Employer
Differentiate Your Business With Quality Customer Service

By Chris Brunner
Sunday, January 29th, 2017 @ 12:09 AM CDT

Ownership |