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Although "disaster preparedness" often triggers images of hurricanes, tornados and floods, there are dozens of "disasters" that have nothing to do with weather which can send your business into a tail spin. But If you have a plan for dealing with them, you can reduce their
Play it safe by implementing smart data backup procedures right from the start of your business. No matter what kind of small business you’re starting, protecting your computers and data from theft, viruses or disaster is critical. You’ll have customers’ financial information
We all use technology. But are you using it wisely when it comes to your small business? SCORE’s new infographic, “How Can Technology Help My Small Business?” demonstrates how small businesses work with tech tools. Mobile tech is everywhere. An amazing 80 percent of
What Your Startup Needs to Know about Cybersecurity According to a new report by Hewlett Packard and the Ponemon Institute of Cyber Crime, hacking attacks cost the average American firm $15.4 million annually, twice the global average of $7.7 million. Too many small businesses assume their companies are too small to be attacked—too
The Internet gives us the power to connect with people and businesses all over the globe. While this is a great opportunity for the growing number of small businesses and employees to reach each other it is also an opportunity for security risks. We are all familiar with the major breaches in
How to Secure your Data and Computers These days, nearly all small business owners rely on technology to run their businesses and stay competitive. And most don’t have a full-time IT staff to help them. That can leave many such businesses open to attacks from hackers and data thieves intent on stealing credit card and other
Is your sensitive business data really safe, or are you just fooling yourself? Even if all your tech security precautions are in place, such as updated software and firewalls, employees could be putting your and your customers’ data at risk, according to a new survey. Human error was the
10 Ways Cloud Computing Benefits Your Business Do you know what cloud computing is and how it can help you run and grow your business? If you’re like most small business owners, you’re already using cloud services—maybe without even knowing it. But are you aware of all the ways the cloud can power up your business?
There’s lots of good news for small business owners these days. In a January survey by the National Small Business Association (NSBA), entrepreneurs reported more confidence than they have in years. But one thing could be hampering their confidence: Concerns about cybersecurity. More than
Businesses used to fret about sensitive documents, often keeping them stored under lock and key in safes, desks, or file cabinets. Today, so much data is exchanged electronically that hard-copies are usually produced only when necessary. But the need to protect this information is more important

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