Nearly half of small businesses experienced at least one cyberattack last year, losing an average of over $30,000 per security incident. From phishing scams to delinquent utilities and office supply scams, fraudsters are trying to infiltrate your business for financial gain. Summer is a prime season for vulnerability, as your employees’ vacation time results in fewer resources to thwart these attacks. Plan ahead to defend your company against fraud. Continue reading
It’s always something …and so long as you plan for that reality, you’re on the right path. This is as true in personal life as it is in business. Except in business, owners have the added consideration of impacting the livelihood of their employees and the needs of their customers. Even the smallest business has the potential for a wide-reaching effect — will yours be a positive contribution, or a negative one? Continue reading
It’s tough starting a small business, and even tougher to run one. When you’re caught up in the excitement of the start-up phase of a business, you’re often fuelled by hope and excitement, a kind of adrenaline that keeps you going through long days and steep climbs.
But once you’ve settled into your stride and get past the start-up phase, much of your day is spent spinning plates and fighting fires. Many of those fires are started maliciously by hackers, scammers, identity thieves and other miscreants who see small businesses as a big payday. All signs suggest that the small business is now the biggest target for cyber crooks. Continue reading