When you own a business, you need to make certain investments so that your business can be as successful as possible. That's because investing in the right tools can make running your business easier. With the right tools, for instance, you can ensure that you're tracking everything properly. However, when they're first starting out as a business owner, many people don't know which tools are worth investing in and which they should avoid. Here are five smart choices.
Every growing business needs support from a comprehensive suite of mostly digital services. These services streamline mundane, non-core processes and free up scarce resources for higher-value efforts, like product development. No matter what your company does, these five essential digital services should probably be on its list.
Key man life insurance is, to put it simply, life insurance that's placed on a key person by a business. It protects the business from financial loss in case of the death of the key person. The main difference between a traditional life insurance policy and a key man life insurance policy is that in a key man insurance policy the business is the owner, payer, and beneficiary of the plan.
There is no doubt that business owners and consumers alike share a considerable concern for cybersecurity issues. Take your e-commerce website, for instance. Have you ever lain awake at night wondering if it would pass a cybersecurity test? Read on to find out about 3 areas where you can make improvements to better protect your business.
In order to keep your operations safe and competitive in the current business arena, you have to make cyber security a priority. It’s fine just to have the basics squared away. However, the smart business owner will do more than the bare minimum.
If you're like many Americans, your life insurance knowledge likely includes the fact that life insurance is a safety net. You understand, in other words, that it helps protect your loved ones from financial hardship if the unthinkable should happen to you. If you're a small-business owner, your life insurance knowledge may even include the understanding that life insurance is especially important for you and your family. But how much do you actually know about life insurance? Seven out of 10 Americans quizzed by the Life Insurance and Market Research Association, or LIMRA, failed a 10-question basic life insurance knowledge test. This lack of understanding may explain why 37.5 million Americans have no life insurance. As a matter of fact, Americans are under-insured in this category by roughly $12 trillion.
Internet safety is more important now than ever. And if you want to keep your business running smoothly, you'll take note of recent discoveries about major website vulnerabilities. And what are these website vulnerabilities? They are serious flaws in some of the world’s most popular software, including Intel and Google Chrome. Dubbed "Meltdown" and "Spectre," these flaws could potentially be extremely damaging. That's because, by exploiting them hackers can steal data and sensitive information from both individuals and businesses. In this article we look into these website vulnerabilities so that you can take steps to reduce your risks.
In a perfect world, no one would even consider using a spy app. Ideally, everyone would behave themselves online and on social media. If that were the case, people wouldn't feel the need to watch other people's behavior. But if anything, the Internet and social media have made it easier for people to indulge in sneaky, inappropriate behavior. As a result, spy apps come in handy in those situations. That's because they provide a way for people to monitor the online activities of others that they might not trust for some reason.
Your home-based business is part of a massive piece of the US economy, more than you might realize. Whether you work from home as a freelancer, a seller on Amazon, a caterer, an online retailer or any one of a number of other careers, you're one of 38 million home-based businesses in the US alone. Not all of these are small-time businesses, either, as 20% of home-based businesses make $100K-$500K per year. With this type of money going through home businesses, it’s important to keep one thought in mind: Is everything safe? You might not have thought of securing your home-based business the way you would a business in a formal office or another building, but you should. Here are some valuable ways that you can keep your business protected at home.
While you’re working to get your business off the ground, you might need to work for others and build your business in your spare time. If that’s the case for you, you will want to make yourself more valuable to employers. Here, we discuss 3 ways to do that.
We offer here 4 compelling reasons why using a ready-made e-commerce site is better than building your own. Yes, when you go with a custom configuration you will have a site that's built specifically for your needs. But in all frankness, the site you need probably already exists.
Now is the time for your business to be proactive about cyber security. To do that, prioritize cyber security, keep your staff informed and trained, and call on cyber security experts regularly. Those experts will assist you with employing weakness detection methods such as penetration testing, security audits, and vulnerability assessments. With all of that in place, you will ensure that your business is secure and protected from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, both now and in the future.
It is not easy maintaining confidentiality around your business ideas. However, it is necessary if you want to retain possession of those ideas. When you're starting a business, it is vital that you keep your sensitive information private.
A lawsuit can destroy a company’s credibility and even result in bankruptcy if it is serious enough or expensive enough to fight. As such, it makes sense to protect your business from litigation as much as you possibly can. Here are a few things you can do to keep your business on the right side of the law.
Cyber crime continues to be an enormous threat to businesses, causing lost data, financial loss and damage to reputations. We hear about the devastating consequences of cyber crime nearly every time we turn on the television or listen to radio. All around us are reminders of the growing need for companies to take better preventative action against cyber crime. Empower your employees to be the solution with engaging, informative training sessions that help them to become your powerful fraud-prevention team.
You've got enough to do with running your online business without having to deal with cyber attacks. However, internet threats seem to pop up with greater frequency all the time. How can you protect your online business? We offer some easy and simple tips to help you protect your online business and keep it out of the hands of evil-minded hackers.
When was the last time your business carried out a penetration test? If you’ve no idea what that even means then you wouldn’t be alone! Standard anti-virus scans just aren’t enough to protect your company in this digital age. That’s where penetration testing steps in. So, what is penetration testing and why is it so important for small businesses? Read on to find out.
Identity theft is one of the most rapidly growing crimes in the world. What’s more, identity thieves target not only individuals these days, but also businesses both large and small. When identity thieves target a business, they use information about that business they find on the company’s website and social media accounts and use that information to obtain credit in the company’s name, often causing grave harm. However, there are some concrete steps you can take to protect your business from identity theft. Read on for more.