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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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Suggestions for Resolving Conflicts at Work

This article was originally published at the International Association of Women’s website.  To learn more about this organization and its mission to empower women in business click here. The workplace is comprised of a wide variety of different talents, skills, ideas, and tenets. This diversity is celebrated, even embraced; each individual brings something unique to [...]

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 [...]