A business typically will have many tangible assets like cash, products and property that are legally protected from theft. However, in addition to these tangible assets, there are many aspects of a business that are intangible but extremely valuable to both the company and its competitors.
As a business owner, much of your value comes from your intellectual property. Perhaps you have patents that protect a product that no one else is making. Perhaps you have a well-known brand that draws consumers in.