Staying Vigilant Against Email Scams in the Midst of Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic is top of mind for everyone, and unfortunately, cybercriminals are all too eager to capitalize on our unprecedented circumstances to steal sensitive personal and financial data. One example of this is phishing scams, in which cybercriminals attempt to get access to details [...]
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Consultant’s Corner: Hiring Your First Employee By Bill Wortman | January 22, 2020 Updated January 2020 Question: I’m growing and am thinking about hiring my first employee. What should I do? When growing a business, entrepreneurs typically reach a point in the process where they must consider the prospect of adding staff. There are several important things to [...]
I received an e-mail that appeared to come from American Express. The sending e-mail address was firstname.lastname@example.org. I thought it was strange that American Express was using a Texas state URL address and did some investing. Here is what I found: https://www.inc.com/joseph-steinberg/american-express-users-beware-this-scam.html
Think about what you’re asking the customer to do when you send them a survey. Let’s say you own a restaurant. On the way in, you want your customers to be greeted warmly before enjoying great food and friendly service. At the end of their meal, you want them to experience genuine appreciation as they [...]
By Deborah Sweeney | October 29, 2019 One aspect of entrepreneurship that is not often discussed is that the legal entity formed for a business at its offset does not need to be its formation forever. Entrepreneurs have the option to change structures that best fit their needs, and many begin as sole proprietors. For those that [...]
I cannot count the number of times I have asked individuals, “Do you have a will?” and received a negative answer. Many times the reason is “I don’t have anything.” or “My oldest will take care of everything.” These are the 2 reasons I hear most often and the weakest reasons I hear. The [...]
Warning Signs of Identity Theft What Do Thieves Do With Your Information? Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance. An identity thief can file a tax refund in [...]
THE WORST PASSWORDS OF 2017 According to SplashData RANK PASSWORD CHANGE FROM 2016 1 123456 Unchanged 2 password Unchanged 3 12345678 Unchanged 4 qwerty 2↑ 5 12345 2↓ 6 123456789 New 7 letmein New 8 1234567 Unchanged 9 football 4↓ 10 iloveyou New 11 admin 4↑ 12 welcome Unchanged 13 monkey New 14 [...]
Every business has one thing in common, the never-ending search for one more customer. To help small businesses grow their customer base, Fran Tarkenton, CEO of GoSmallBiz.com, hosts a live broadcast that interviews successful entrepreneurs, authors, and business consultants regarding topics that can help in that goal. I host each monthly session in [...]
In recent years, more people have found the Internet a convenient way to shop, pay bills and track banking activity. The world of e-commerce, has expanded our purchasing abilities from local retailers to worldwide companies and helped our ability to shop while maintaining a busy schedule. Unfortunately, things can go wrong while shopping [...]