New GDPR Requirements Spark Questions Amongst Small Businesses

GDPR: No One-Size-Fits-All Solution 

If you’re in the small business arena, you’ve probably heard about the recent changes to the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. These new changes mandate that companies clearly communicate how and why they are collecting consumer data. 

Most small businesses are looking for a blanket solution for GDPR compliance. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to offer one-size-fits-all guidance when these regulations will affect businesses differently.   Continue reading

Part 3: Content Websites & Social Media for Business

Part 3: Content websites & social media 


Content Websites & Social Media 

Last month, we discussed the basic tools needed to stand up a business website. Here’s a quick overview of what we covered: 

  • Small businesses often face a dilemma between moving business online and weighing business costs. 
  • Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify are three user-friendly web-hosting providers that offer both free and paid service options. 

This month, we’ll be focusing on websites and other online platforms ­– specifically social media – that can be leveraged by your business for marketing and informational purposes. Now that you have the basics, it’s time to start thinking about the goals you want your business website to achieve. 

Your business goals will ultimately determine if a content-based website is right for you. Stay tuned for Part 4 of this series if you believe your business would benefit more from an eCommerce website. 
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Part 2: Secure Websites on a Small Business Budget

Part 2: Secure websites on a small business budget 


The Small Biz Conundrum: Staying Current Online 

There’s nothing wrong with taking a proactive approach to cutting costs where you can within your business. But even with your small business budget, cutting costs around web hosting services could end up harming your business more than it would help. 

Let’s look at ways you can work smarter instead of harder when it comes to creating or updating a website for your small business. 


Business Website Security Tips

• Determine what you want your business website to do.
• Do your research on reputable web hosting providers.
• Don’t risk the implications of a misconfigured website to cut business costs.
• Consider the information your website will collect.
• Determine how the information you collect will be stored and shared.

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