GDPR does apply to sole traders and SME’s
- A large fine can easily put you out of business. Can you afford to lose your livelihood?
- Do you take contact details or visit client’s homes?
- Do you operate a loyalty scheme or use marketing e-mails?
- Does your shop take card payments?
- Do you have employees?
- Do you buy in products or use outside suppliers?
- Do you need to become GDPR compliant quickly?
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions it’s important you start to look at compliance NOW.
GDPR is not optional, you MUST be GDPR compliant by 25th May 2018 or face large fines. Being fined 4% of your annual turnover could easily put many companies out of business permanently.
How to Achieve Compliance
DIY Compliance Toolkit. It’s important to select the right product/consultant for you when working to achieve GDPR compliance. GDPR may seem like just another piece of red tape, but in essence it is just common sense. If you have been treating personal information as important under the current regime, then for micro businesses who are essentially uncomplicated, we have put together a DIY Compliance Toolkit. This toolkit covers all the basic elements of GDPR that will have to be complied with in a practical manner, but does not bog the small business owner down with un-necessary detail. It is ideal for the sole trader or micro business with less than 10 employees who are on a budget and are willing to work on compliance themselves with support.
We also offer a full GDPR consultancy service, where we provide comprehensive advice and documentation to get you GDPR compliant as soon as possible. For a small business which does not deal with huge amounts of personal information, has a small number of employees and who has uncomplicated IT systems, this can take from a couple of days to a week. For medium sized companies who control/process a lot of data this can take much longer. In all cases we aim to make sure our service is friendly, cost effective and practical.