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Do You Accept Credit Cards? Watch Out For These 5 Pitfalls That Could Lead To Lawsuits

If your company is not fully compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards, you could be at risk of a serious tangle with attorneys. Technically, PCI guidelines are not a hard-and-fast set of laws. However, merchants can still face hefty liabilities for not meeting them. Avoid these mistakes to keep your company out of […]

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Cybercriminals Now Have A Bull’s-Eye On Small Business… Is Your Company’s Data At Risk?

In a December 2014 survey by the National Small Business Association, 61% of small businesses reported being victims of a cybercrime within the past 12 months. The average cost to recover from a cyber-attack skyrocketed from $8,699 per attack in 2013 to $20,752 per attack in 2014. And, of the businesses targeted, 68% said they’d […]

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How Hackers Can Set Fire To Your Office Printer

In case your printer isn’t making you crazy enough with paper jams, ink smears and general issues, here’s something new: Hackers are now accessing printers through an overlooked flaw in many printer systems connected to the Internet, particularly older models. Why should you care? Because hackers can use your printer as a way to infiltrate […]

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5 Smart Tips To Know Before Moving Your Data To A Cloud-Based Application

Back It Up! Migrating data to any new location is a mess and anything can (and usually does) go wrong. Therefore, make sure you have good, recent backup copies of everything before you make the move. Maintain An On-site Copy At first, moving to the cloud can be a bit scary. What can help mitigate […]

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July Trivia Contest!

Who Else Wants To Win A $25 Gift Card? The Grand Prize Winner of last month’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is ((name of winner and town))! He or she was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question from last month: Which god is June named after? The correct answer was a) The Queen Of […]

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June Trivia Challenge

Who Else Wants To Win A $25 Gift Card? The Grand Prize Winner of last month’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is ((name of winner and town))! He or she was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question from last month: Which of the following is true about a mother and her babies? The correct […]

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A Google Search Secret You Must Use Prior To Any Sales Call

There are more than 16 billion online information searches conducted via popular search engines each month, with more than 65% of them done using Google (and in the business world, it’s my experience that Google has a 95% search market share). Yet even though Google is very easy to use, most people only access a […]

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How Small Businesses Should Budget For IT Expenses

A question that seems to come up a lot lately with clients, in some form or fashion, is “How should I properly budget for IT expenses?” While this is a great question, there are a lot of variables that determine the answer, so I can’t provide a “one-size-fits-all,” simple answer. However, below are some general […]

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Important Alert: The FDIC “Misunderstanding” That Business Owners Need To Know About

Here’s an important question about your finances with a shocking answer: If a cyber-criminal were to gain access to your company’s bank account and steal all of the money in it, could you get it back? In many cases, the answer is no. Many small business owners falsely believe they are protected by Federal Deposit […]

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