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I Want to Make a Business Preparedness Plan: Now What?
Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best aren’t enough when it comes to business preparedness. Developing a sound plan to sustain your business in the event of an emergency is vital to keeping your doors open. Nobody can predict the future; but with some advance planning, you can improve your company’s chances of surviving a…
5 Things Keeping Business Owners Up at Night
What sort of issues do small business owners in America face every day? More than 500 small business owners told Allstate about their thoughts and concerns in a survey this April. Here are the results: Recommended by the Editors: How to Deal with Difficult Customers How to Keep Millennials Happy at Your Company Why Many…
Smartphone
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are making it easier than ever for employees to stay productive. Yet as their use grows, so do threats to data security. Mobile security breaches cost small businesses more than $125,000 per year on average, according to a 2012 survey by Symantec. Particularly severe attacks can even drive a…
Employee Fraud
Employee fraud can cost small businesses dearly. In fact, the median loss for incidents of employee fraud among small businesses is $147,000, according to research by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Smaller companies are especially vulnerable to this type of fraud because they often lack safeguards to detect and discourage it. Is your company…
business security
I’m sure most – if not all – of the nearly 28 million U.S. business owners and entrepreneurs today would agree that running a small business isn’t an easy feat.  I know how important it is to me to make sure my home and family are protected, so I can imagine how one of small…
How Virtual Meetings Can Play a Role in Disaster Recovery
Recent years have seen severe weather events make a tremendous impact on business owners, resulting in lost and delayed sales, increased expenses for repair work, and the delayed resumption of normal business activity. Such events have only reinforced the need for a documented disaster recovery plan for your business. Every day that a disaster puts…
stormy weather
When you’re running a bakery, an interior decorating practice, or a dry cleaners, a tornado, earthquake or hurricane may seem like the last of your worries. But all the hard work that you put into growing your business could be meaningless without effective storm preparedness. Follow these steps to be ready: Identify potential problems. Do…