Have you spent substantial time and money creating secret or proprietary business practices that allow your business to succeed? Have you entrusted those secrets to employees?
A business can have several employees, some who are more instrumental to the operation of the business than others. Often times, employees learn those business secrets because it is necassary for your business to operate. You trust your employees and have implemented rules and procedures for the handling of that proprietary confidential business information. Many businesses require its employees sign contracts that forbid them from disclosing that information and also prohibit them from competing with your company after they cease working for you.