The term “Small Business” brings to mind an image that is dependent upon an individual’s background. To some, it may be a one-person business, maybe a local business, or only a few employees. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, “2018 Small Business Profile”, there are 30.2 million small businesses in the United [...]
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When it comes to protecting Personal Identifying Information (PII) and reducing risk of identity theft, the more accurate information you have, the better off you are. Here, the Investigators of Kroll’s Cyber Security & Information Assurance practice share some common myths about identity theft and the reality of each. Myth: I use cash [...]
First of all, here is a little background on the credit industry. There are 3 national credit bureaus in the United States: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. Basically, they are information warehouses. These organizations gather information about consumers and sell that information to lenders and others who want to know about their borrowing behavior. [...]
The answer to the question, “Do I really need to spend a lot of time creating a business plan?” is, “it depends”. The purpose of a business plan is to guide you through each stage of starting and managing your business. A business plan can be a roadmap to help you stay on [...]
Credit Card or Debit Card? Most people have at least one credit card and one debit card in their wallet. Each one has advantages and disadvantages depending on the circumstance of the situation and the amount of spending control of the user. Credit and debit cards look very similar. All cards have a [...]
Starting a new business can and will be an exciting roller coaster of emotions. During the process of planning and starting a new business your successes provide elation and the highs are really high. However, when you have a failure or disappointment the lows are really the pits. Maybe you have an idea [...]
Medical Identity Theft Identity theft can be more than a financial loss via stolen debit cards, stolen credit cards or stolen checking account funds. When an identity thief gets your personal identifying information to get prescription drugs, doctor visits, or hospital care, your physical health as well as your financial health [...]