Small Business Saturday – Is Your Business Prepared?

Small Business Saturday 2017 

Small Business Saturday infographic

Small businesses far and wide are preparing for Small Business Saturday, a retail holiday that focuses on promoting small businesses during the holiday season. Even though Small Business Saturday can help your business increase sales, customer base and brand awareness, it can also leave you vulnerable to numerous identity crimes if you haven’t prepared for the potential risks. 

Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday has gained attention from consumers across the U.S. Per the Better Business Bureau (BBB), an estimated 112 million customers shopped at small businesses during Small Business Saturday in 2016. Today, over 70 percent of U.S. consumers are aware of the retail holiday.  Continue reading

Is IoT Opening Up Your Business to Cyberattacks?

IoT Technology in Business

Finding solutions to help your company run smoother and faster is what you do as a business owner. Since the Internet of Things (IoT) (aka “smart” devices) assist with efficiency, it’s likely that these devices have a regular role in your business. As of 2016, 65 percent of U.S. businesses use IoT technology — devices that are connected on the same network and embedded with sensors, software and the ability to collect and share data. 

Unfortunately, the very reasons that these technological powerhouses improve your processes can also puncture holes in your business’ security. Will this make you think twice about using them?  Continue reading