The trade secrets of your business are one of the things that set your business apart from others. You don't want another company jumping around you to discover your plans. You have to take steps to keep your trade secrets protected.
In the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants, Plankton does everything that he can think of to get Mr. Crab's Crabby Patty formula. He isn't successful, even when he tries to brainwash Spongebob into telling him the secret formula. In the real world, many employees aren't as loyal as Spongebob. A competitor could offer them a little cash and they would spill the beans.
We know that you don't want to support other businesses. You have to protect your business' interests throughout the course of your day. There are some specific ways that you can do this. You can set up the legal framework for protection by having contracts to offer legal backing.
Other ways are possible, so you have to explore all of the possibilities to determine what is going to work for your business. In some cases, we might need to come up with a multifaceted plan to keep your trade secrets protected. This might seem like you are going a bit overboard, but protecting your company has to be done in the most complete manner possible.
We understand that questions and concerns might arise. We are here to help you get answers and address the issues that as they come up. There might be options that we are aware of that you haven't considered yet. This is why having a second set of eyes can help you out here.
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