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Archives: October 2019

7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Would you like to improve your credit score but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got seven tips to get you started.  Know Your Score  The first step to improving your credit score is to know your credit score. Did you know that you can get a free copy of your credit report every year? Just go to Annual Credit Report and request your report. Once you have your report, read it carefully and make sure everything is correct.  Rent and Build Credit  VantageScore’s scoring model now weighs rent and utility… Read More >

Oct. 9 2019 | Posted in Building & Managing Credit

Startup Founders Are Often the Reason for Failure

Many people think that most startups fail because of a shortage of funds, and for some, this is true. But often there is a more complicated problem: the founder. In this article, we will address common startup issues that arise because of faulty leadership.  1. Dictatorial Leader Doesn’t Listen to the Team Startup founders tend to be charismatic, ambitious and driven by their vision — all qualities needed to motivate people to buy in to their new business idea. Very often, it is the founder’s drive to make their idea… Read More >

Three Tips to Keep Your Remote Employees Safe from Cyberattacks 

Smartphones, laptops and tablets are especially susceptible to cybercriminals and can endanger company security. Arm your staff with information on how they can keep online data safe from cybercriminals.  1. Public Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks Connecting to public Wi-Fi on company-owned devices when working remotely is hazardous to company security for several reasons. Public Wi-Fi Networks Public Wi-Fi networks are a common way hackers acquire information. These networks are usually not secure, making it easy for hackers to intercept data, log-in credentials and other sensitive information. Hackers also use unsecured Wi-Fi… Read More >

Oct. 9 2019 | Posted in Business, Fraud & Security