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4 Ways to Start Building a Strong Business Credit Profile in 2020

In concert with a good personal credit score, a strong business credit profile can make finding small business financing easier. In the midst of the crisis caused by the coronavirus however, it might not be a guarantee of a loan as small business lenders tighten their requirements and look at the current environment differently than [...]

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster relief loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) How much may I borrow and what are the terms? Up to $2,000,000 Interest rates: 3.75% for small businesses; 2.75% for [...]

SiteLock Partners with Newtek to Provide Website Security Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes

SiteLock, the global leader in website security solutions, today announced a partnership with Newtek Business Services Corp., a distributor of business services and financial products to the small and medium-sized markets. With this partnership, SiteLock will become the exclusive website security provider for Newtek, offering industry-leading scanning and remediation solutions to an expanded channel of [...]

How to Stand Out on Small Business Saturday

  The Holiday Season is the retail equivalent of the playoffs in sports. Businesses need to be firing on all cylinders if they want to meet or exceed their goals. Small businesses are no different, and often need to work twice as hard as the lager box stores to get people through the doors. Enter [...]

FBI Warns of Payroll Diversion Phishing Scam

The FBI recently sent out a warning about a new email phishing scam with the goal of robbing employees of their pay. Called “payroll diversion,” the social engineering technique aims to capture an employee’s payroll account login credentials and surreptitiously change their direct deposit to a different account, often a prepaid card. Cybercriminals will also [...]

The Pros and Cons of Going Cashless at Your Business

Year after year, cash payments are taking up a smaller percentage of retail transactions. As of 2017, cash accounted for only 37% of all transactions. With more and more digital payment options popping up, some restaurants and retail locations have begun phasing out cash transactions. Before jumping head-first into this growing trend, here are some [...]

Christmas is Coming! It’s Never too Early to Start Preparing Your Small Business

The Holiday season is when the majority of retailers make their money. Now is the time to start preparing for what should be the most wonderful time of the year for your business (and we don’t mean busting out the snowmen and jingle bells before Halloween). Here are a few things you need to start [...]

Google Chrome to Warn Users When Visiting Unsecure HTTP Websites

Google is rolling out more than version 68 of its Chrome web browser on July 24. This also marks the end of the road for HTTP sites (sort of). In an effort to encourage website owners to move over to HTTPS and obtain a valid TLS certificate, Google Chrome will display the words “Not secure” [...]

Vital Insurance Coverages for Salons

Gaps in insurance coverage can be dangerous for any business. You may think you are covered only to find out at the worst possible time that a seemingly insignificant policy means the difference between carrying on or closing the doors after a claim is filed. While this is true for all industries, to highlight our [...]