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8 Online Safety Tips for Small Businesses: eSafely

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec recently launched a survey of US small businesses which revealed that although most believe they are safe from hackers and malware, their online security policies are extremely weak. As a result, small businesses are especially vulnerable.

The survey offers eight tips for improving online safety and ensuring safe internet use for small businesses:

  • Know what you need to protect.

  • Enforce strong password policies.

  • Map out a disaster preparedness plan today.

  • Encrypt confidential information.

  • Use a reliable security solution.

  • Protect information completely.

  • Stay up to date.

  • Educate employees.

Internet security is an issue wherever a network is open, whether at an office, a home computer or a public network such as those as libraries and coffee shops. Households with children are another easy target for hackers, and keeping personal information private and secure should be a priority. Educate your employees or household members to ensure that they practice safe internet use. Parents with young children may want to install parental controls like eSafely to keep their information safe and secure as well as to protect their children from inappropriate content or bullying.

Keep Your Eyes on These Guys: Financial Leaders Who Will Make a Difference in 2014

Smart investing is often based on a solid knowledge of past trends and educated guesses about the future. Professional financial advisors, therefore, must keep abreast of the influences on the marketplace, in addition to having a thorough understanding of what has come before. In order to assist professional advisors and investment managers, Rep., an online… Continue Reading

Top Technological Developments of the 21st Century

Online shopping has swept people up across the globe, and was recently voted the biggest technological development of the 21st century in Britain. The majority of the world’s retailers offer online shopping opportunities, and other websites such as and were created specifically to help people save money while shopping for their favorite brands… Continue Reading

Top Ten Largest Economies by PPP GDP

Emerging economies and numerous crises have shaken most, if not all of, the world’s economies today. Evaluation of size and growth varies greatly amongst analysts, while GDP is measured with two different approaches- nominal GDP and purchasing power parity or PPP GDP. The latter considers the dollar’s buying capabilities in different countries, thereby providing a… Continue Reading

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Companies That Will Not Live Out the Coming Year

If you are old enough to remember companies like TWA, Pan Am, Woolworth’s and lots more, then you know that even the seemingly most stable, powerful and successful companies can go belly-up despite their prestige and branding. History teaches its students that the future is just a remake of the past, and what we learn… Continue Reading

Tips to Avoid Overdue Payments: Small Business Advice

One of the most crippling problems amongst small businesses is the excessive number of overdue payments. The average SME receives payments from other businesses two months late, and many suffer greatly from the delay. The Guardian lists several tips for avoiding such situations: Don’t make credit management subordinate to sales– Make sure the incentives you… Continue Reading

The World’s Most Powerful Women

According to Forbes, in a world where women are increasingly taking their places among the movers and shakers planning policy and determining destiny, these are the most powerful of the lot. In order from 1 to 5, the following women have made it to the top of the list of Forbes Most Powerful Women in… Continue Reading

Top 5 Business Rewards Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Though not covered by the Credit CARD Act of 2009, business rewards credit cards have a positive reputation amongst small businesses. According to the National Small Business Association, 37% of business owners are relying on credit to cover a portion of their costs. These credit cards feature expense-tracking tools that help organize and monitor company… Continue Reading

Top 5 Social Media Management Tools for Small Businesses

In an effort to provide a much-needed service to small businesses, recently listed the top five social media management tools in the sector. Choosing only those suitable for smaller companies, every social media outlet listed meets criteria such as affordability; scalability; support for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter; and update posting assistance. Each tool is… Continue Reading