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Deer Valley Data Joins the Newtek Family of Companies

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Greetings Deer Valley Data customers!

Newtek is pleased to announce that Deer Valley Data and its Atjeu brand have joined the Newtek Family of Companies.

If you’re not familiar with Newtek, you’ll be pleased to know that Newtek Technology Solutions is a leading managed technology and I.T. infrastructure company that has been around since 1997.

Newtek’s technology operations are based out of Phoenix, Arizona, and have a data center footprint — with redundancy and backup — in Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, London, and Singapore.

Is Your Business Growing? 3 Tips on How to Scale

Scaling a growing business can be as challenging as starting one. These tips can help you navigate the roadblocks that come with success.

You would think growing pains are a nice problem to have, but the challenges of scaling a business can trip up even the savviest of entrepreneurs. Sure, your store has grown forty percent in sales over last year, but you may not have the space to keep up with this growth next year. The increase in sales has helped cash flow, but that’s still not enough cash to open up a second location. How, then, do you scale?

8 HR Trends to Watch in 2016

hr_trends_2016With a new year comes the annual desire to understand what may be the important Human Resources topics, issues, and insights in the months ahead. In 2015, we saw a number of new trends, and in 2016, the HR landscape is changing more rapidly than ever before. Read on for 8 HR trends to look for in 2016.

  1. Overtime changes – The Department of Labor has been hinting a major changes to overtime eligibility rules that will affect the minimum salary threshold. Much to the relief of much of the business community however, the DOL recently claimed that the rules likely wouldn’t be issued until late 2016. This gives employers more time to prepare for the shift; but be aware it is coming.

Managed Technology & The SMB

managed services guyTechnology drives modern business, regardless of size or industry. It’s how we interact with customers, distribute information, push revenue, and solve problems. However, for small and medium-sized businesses and startups, technology implementation is another in a long list of issues that result from a lack of resources.

Few people have the expertise to manage much of today’s technology, and most independent businesses cannot afford to hire a full-time IT staff, here are ways that managed IT services can really benefit small businesses.

Avoid Outages on Big Retail Days

If you’re an ecommerce business owner with any reasonable amount of experienceOutage, you’re familiar with the concept of ‘busy season.’ The length of time that constitutes busy season varies from industry to industry, but no matter when it occurs, businesses must prepare well in advance for the sudden surge of digital customers to avoid a website crash.

To ensure your website continues to serve customers, it’s imperative to find a web host that can gracefully scale to meet the assorted demands of businesses and ‘busy seasons.’ In addition to finding a reliable hoster, here’s a little advice on how to avoid major disaster.

2016 Is Almost Here – Payroll Year-End Preparation and Planning for a New Tax Year

NewtekPayrollWith 2015 year-end tax activities under way, it’s time to start gearing up for 2016. Save yourself valuable time and considerable headaches by leaving your payroll challenges to Newtek.

Newtek Payroll offers guaranteed savings of 20% compared to ADP or PayChex. Newtek delivers you savings, security, and concierge service with our online payroll solution hosted in the cloud. Every account will have a dedicated customer service representative regardless of your account size.

Kick off the year with a partner you can trust! Allow Newtek Payroll Services to help your organization reduce costs, eliminate liability, and save time. Request a FREE DEMO today! Just call 855-284-3722 or email us at info@newtekone.com.

‘Tis the Season for Phishing Attacks

phishing scamsJust a friendly reminder to all, be extra diligent when opening emails this time of year!

Hundreds of thousands of computers become infected from phishing emails appearing at first glance to be legitimate, and these email appear more than ever during the Holiday Season. Phishing is a form of online identity theft in which fraudsters trick users into submitting personal information to illegitimate web sites. Below is a list of items (from our friends at TechRepublic) that can help you identify phishing emails. If you receive one, just simply delete it permanently by holding down the shift key while pressing the delete key. This will help protect your computer as well as the company’s assets.

Happy Holidays?

Christmas_computer_keyboardAs the 2015 holiday season ramps up, we find ourselves wondering: what is the best way to market to customers?

The holidays are a fairly touchy subject. In a poll conducted by Pew Research Center of 35,000 Americans in all 50 states, 70% of the country identified as Christian. The next most identified religious group in the country (22%) is “Unaffiliated.” So, is it even fair to base all marketing and displays around Christmas?

Recently Starbucks released their holiday drink cup. In past years, Starbucks has decorated its cups with ornaments and Christmas trees, this year the design is just a deep solid red.

EMV Shift – Where Do We Stand?

EMVIt has been over a month since EMV’s adoption began here in the U.S., and an overwhelming number of consumers are still unaware of this major change in the payments world. 

If you haven’t yet heard, from this point on, merchants will assume responsibility of fraud brought from swiping an old magstripe card instead of scanning or dipping cards with chips. However, as with all new technologies, it’s going to take a little time to adapt.

Stay Ahead of the Hackers

social-engineering-manipulate-peopleOn October 1st the EMV liability shift occurred. Now, merchants are responsible for any fraud that happens during processing. Although we’ve been told to prepare for this change for a full year, only 40% of American card-holders have gotten their chip cards. Unfortunately, this slow adoption rate has given rise to new scams.

Pretending to be a card issuer, individuals call up strangers and ask if they have gotten their new chip cards, if the answer is “no” the hacker then asks the unsuspecting victim to update their account information in order to receive the new card. In reality, you do not need to update your account to receive your card. Your credit card company will do that for you.





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