Welcome and Introduction

Security and safety are interesting aspects of a business, as well as in our personal lives.  Security and safety are one of the basic elements of Maslow's hierarchy and necessary for growth.  The same applies in terms of business security.  If you are unable to protect your business, you will not grow.  In fact, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about 1/3 of all businesses fail due to security concerns.  Emergency management is another key concern.  Many businesses who suffer some form of disaster, never recover.

Most business managers, leaders, owners and even employees are more focused on survival in the market place and not thinking about the security risks.  The purpose of this blog is to create a format where people from any type of organization or enterprise can learn how they can create a safer workplace, whether they are the owner of a small home-based business, work for a larger company, or even the CEO of a large company.

Let me tell you a little about my background and where I am coming from.  I am the director of security for a large healthcare system in Colorado, with three main locations.  I worked in local law enforcement for 11 years, where I had the chance to work as part of a special team, focused on restoring a sense of safety to a business district that had become overrun with drug activity.

I have a bachelor degree in International Business and Marketing, so have a somewhat diverse background.  Throughout this blog, I will touch on management and leadership issues, as well as workplace violence, business security and any other related topic that comes up.  Enjoy.

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