Selling Your Company And Ready To Leave? How To Protect Your Reputation And Identity

Posted on: 29 March 2016

If you have recently sold your business and there is information and documents you want take with you when you go, there are some professional services you want to look into. If you know that your personal information, banking information, and some business information should not be left behind and needs to be removed from the property, you want to take action right away. Here are a few of the things you should consider doing. 

IT Asset Disposition 

You want to have all the electrical data that has your personal information on it or important account information on it destroyed. You can have an IT asset disposition company come in and make sure that all of the necessary information is wiped off the server and any of the computers in the building so no one has access to anything after you've parted ways. You can make sure that the company has to start over with their own record keeping and accounts. 

Document Destruction 

If you have tons of files that you no longer want and that you don't want to leave behind, find a document destruction company to come pickup all the paperwork; they can guarantee that all the documents will be shredded or destroyed and never read again. Make sure you sweep the office for anything that you don't want others to have or see.

Identity Protection

It's worth taking the time and spending the money to get identity protection. You don't want old contracts or documents to surface after you have left and the business has new ownership, which would leave your credit and personal identity vulnerable to credit theft and other problems. Identity protection is something that you can commonly get through one of your financial institutions, or through a company that specifically offers identity protection monitoring and service. 

There are a lot of things that you want to do when you're moving out of the company that you have owned for some time, but making sure that you're protected from anyone going through old files and accounts is imperative. Once you walk away from the business, you shouldn't have to worry about anyone coming after you to talk about things that they found, or about your personal finances. Contact the right professionals to make sure you been swept off everything and that you will be just a memory when you leave, and you'll have nothing to worry about.