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Creating a Safe Workplace

From an original article by Joshlyn Ross, U.S. Small Business Administration June is National Safety Month, the perfect time to evaluate how safe your workplace is and to identify opportunities for improvement. Before you begin the process, it’s best to know what you’re looking for. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a variety of resources to help you and your employees make well-informed safety decisions every day. Ensure your business meets legal requirements with OSHA – Check out OSHA’s handbook to ensure that your small business meets the… Read More >

Jun. 28 2017 | Posted in General News

5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Ransomware Attacks

From an original article by Sarah Grano, American Bankers Association Ransomware has become one of the fastest growing malware threats to small businesses. According to the FBI, in 2015, more than $1.6 million was lost due to ransomware attacks. The popular malware is used by cybercriminals to freeze business networks, servers, or individual computers, steal critical data and information, and demand that a ransom be paid. Here are some ways you can avoid ransomware attacks: Educate your employees – A strong security system paired with employee education about the warning… Read More >

Jun. 28 2017 | Posted in General News

Understanding the Crisis of Disengagement

From an original article by Andrew Sherman, Seyfarth Shaw LLP How much is disengagement affecting your business? Chances are, it’s more than you realize. The direct and indirect costs of disengagement are still being understood and analyzed. However, the effects of disengagement are the same throughout each organization or business. It is a disease affecting the central nervous system of our economy – and it is destroying creativity, innovation, productivity, and profitability. Disengagement is rooted in dissatisfaction, with many identifying inadequate challenges, pay, morale, a sense of purpose, or lack… Read More >

Jun. 28 2017 | Posted in General News

5 Customer Service Mistakes to Avoid

From an original article by Jennifer Post, Business News Daily Contributor Customer service has never been more important than it is today. It is so easy for customers to share their opinion, positive or negative, with others. Keeping your customers satisfied and coming back is a challenge. Avoiding these common customer service mistakes can help: Over-automation – Just because it can be automated doesn’t mean it should be. Balance cost savings with the opportunity to provide personal service. Failing to listen – Don’t assume, listen. Being reactive instead of proactive… Read More >

May. 8 2017 | Posted in General News

Protecting Your Mobile Device

Today’s smartphones are incredibly advanced, offering easy, convenient access to your email, bank accounts, social media and more. Unfortunately, criminals are also seeking access to your mobile device. The Georgia Bankers Association and American Bankers Association have some tips for keeping your information and money safe: Use the passcode lock on your device. Logout completely when you finish a mobile banking session. Install mobile security software. Use caution when downloading apps. Download updates for your phone and mobile apps. To learn more ways to protect your mobile device, click here.

May. 8 2017 | Posted in General News

Banking Tips for Small Business Entrepreneurs

From an original article by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has an extensive list of banking tips for helping small businesses get the most from their banking relationships and avoiding frauds and scams. These tips cover everything from properly setting up deposit accounts and collecting payments to borrowing money and avoiding losses. Here are just a few of the tips: Know if all of your deposits are protected by FDIC insurance. Don’t assume that the same rules apply to business cards and personal cards…. Read More >

May. 8 2017 | Posted in General News

Your New Debit Cards with Chips

Here’s what you need to know about your new cards – take a look at the below infographic:

Apr. 25 2017 | Posted in General News

3 Ways to Stay Active in the Office

From an original article by Sammi Caramela, B2B writer So, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Many of us start the year with intentions of eating healthier and getting in shape. If things are not going as you had planned, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It doesn’t help that most professionals work desk jobs. However, there are some ways you can stay active and burn calories without having to carve a big block of time out of your schedule: Take the stairs – Simply switching from the elevator to… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

The Ongoing Battle Against Credit Card Fraud

From an original article by Heartland Payment Systems The good news is that the implementation of EMV chip-enabled cards is making a positive impact in the battle against credit card fraud. However, unless you are one of the 2 million merchants nationwide that have fully made the switch to EMV smart payment card technology, your business is still vulnerable to costly chargebacks. In fact, fraudsters are actively seeking out non-EMV enabled businesses, racking up charges that will eventually be charged back to your business. What you may find equally shocking… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

Tips for Using Facebook for Business

From an original article by Derek Walter, Business News Daily As Facebook continues to evolve, some things remain the same – Facebook is a powerful and effective way for you and your business to connect with and market to customers. How do you maximize that opportunity? Let’s look at some tips that can help make your Facebook page more robust and engaging: Get a catchy URL – When it comes to branding your business, consistency is key. Select an @ username that reflects your business. Shorter is better so it… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in General News