These days, one might think that a cash-handling small business is a dinosaur, given how popular debit and credit cards have become among American consumers. But don’t be fooled – cash is still king when it comes to buying stuff. Yet for all of the effort put into ensuring business owners are aware of the [...]
Vulnerabilities in your business's network can lead to viruses, hacking & data theft. Learn about easy steps to help shield your business from digital threats.
Business Identify Theft Resources by State More than 10 million consumers have their identity stolen every year. Now, businesses are starting to fall victim to identify theft as well, and the cost can be detrimental to a small business. What usually happens when a business suffers identity theft is a thief steals the company's identity, opens credit [...]
Companies that take data security seriously may be able to prevent embarrassing attacks & financial fallout. Read how businesses can protect themselves.
Monitoring your business's credit scores and ratings can alert you to suspicious activity before serious damage is done to your company's credit file.
As security breaches become more sophisticated, more detrimental and more widespread, small business owners and consumers alike should be aware of the possible types of fraud they could fall victim to. There is a fine line, however, between being aware and being paranoid. Personal information, credit and debit card numbers, and other commonly targeted assets are all necessary [...]
Everyone knows about the dangers of identity theft, but less people are aware of the existence of business fraud. Though business fraud is relatively new in the scheme of things, it's become pervasive enough to garner our attention. Business fraud can happen in a myriad of ways and costs more than $50 billion a year for [...]
Having a risk management strategy is important to your business' success. Businesses should constantly be asking themselves how they're protecting themselves, their data, their employees, and their customers. While it would be impossible to plan ahead for every curve ball thrown at your business, don't think of managing your risks as a chore where you [...]
As you probably already know, and as a recent story in the NY Times highlights, business owners need to take care when giving information to financial institutions. In times of financial strife, businesses and consumer households alike are finding themselves strapped for cash and short on options. Many businesses are turning to financial institutions that grant [...]
I admit to being called a few times by my bank with the dreaded question that always goes something like this: “We’ve noticed some suspicious activity on your card. Did you make the following purchases…?” After assuring them that yes, I did make fatal mistake of buying ice cream in bulk 30 minutes away from [...]