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Social Media Tips for Your Small Business

“It’s no longer a question of “if” you should get on social media, but instead “what” social media you should focus on.” – Amy Dalcanton, Marketing Specialist at Unlimited | Sotheby’s International Realty. Today, our world is hooked on the idea of social media. The ability to explore virtually anything at any time has allowed [...]

Beneficial Ownership Rule: What it Means

Effective May 11, all banks and processors are subject to new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act that have been imposed by the United States Department of Treasury. These new rules will allow law enforcement to better investigate potential involvement in money laundering, terrorist funding, tax evasion, fraud, and other financial crimes. What this means [...]

Changes to PCI Compliance are Coming June 30. Is Your Ecommerce Business Ready?

In 2015, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) updated their standards for encrypting online and ecommerce transactions. For years the SSL and TLS 1.0 protocols were enough, but as hackers have gotten savvier the industry has been forced to adapt. To that end, ecommerce and businesses using online gateways must transition to TLS 1.1 encryption or [...]

Protecting Your Business from Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters

June 1 marks the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to review your business insurance policies to make sure you are covered in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. Whether you are based out of an area prone to hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, or [...]

Small Business Week 2018: Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

Contrary to what you may expect, small businesses are frequent targets of hackers. While the yield may be comparatively smaller than what can be gained from a large corporation, small businesses are seen as more vulnerable to cyber attacks due to lack of resources to fully protect sensitive information. A breach can cause irreparable harm [...]

Small Business Week 2018: 13 Types of Insurance Your Small Business Needs

With Small Business Week upon us, it’s important to look at protecting your business and livelihood. While insurance can be stressful to think about and expensive to purchase, this is nothing compared to what you will have to deal with should your business be damaged, robbed, or worse, sued. Without proper coverage in place you [...]

6+ Tips for Creating a Safer Workplace and Reducing Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation insurance is required in most states to provide no-fault coverage for employees suffering job-related injuries or illness. More than that, it is also designed to help protect businesses from employer’s liability lawsuits and other potential costs associated with workplace accidents. Even with this required expense there are ways you can minimize the filing [...]

Looking for Payroll Services? Here are 5 Things to Consider

One of the most important parts of owning a business is payroll. It’s can also be very costly if not done correctly. In 2013 alone, the IRS issued $4.5 billion dollars in penalties to businesses who incorrectly calculated their payroll taxes. Not only that, but there are also varying salaries, shift differentials, benefit contributions, and many other [...]

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Modernizing Your Payment Processing System

As your business prospers, it’s important to stay on top of current trends and technologies that are relevant to your business including the solutions you use to transact payments. Here are a few things to think about as you bring your payments capabilities into the modern age. Consumers have more options than ever to pay. [...]

4 Things Business Owners Should Do for a Successful 2018

A new year means new goals for your business. While the goals may be obvious (increase revenue, greater customer satisfaction, etc.), how to achieve them may be a bit harder to nail down. Here are 4 less things to consider that can have a major impact on your ability to put 2018 in the “Win” [...]