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Does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Affect Your Small Business?

August 15, 2018,

If you have prospects or customers in the European Union (EU), you need to familiarize yourself with General Data Protection Regulation GDPR.

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Ready to Start an Online Store? What to Consider Before Starting an Ecommerce Site

August 7, 2018,

Are you thinking of starting an online store? Ecommerce sites are a great way to make money, but there are many things to consider. Learn the top things to think about BEFORE you launch.

Infographic: How Customers Want to Pay - Is Your Small Business Keeping Up?
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Infographic: How Customers Want to Pay - Is Your Small Business Keeping Up?

SCORE’s latest infographic examines popular payment types to help you decide whether your small business needs to update. Read more

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5 Essential Tools Every Contract Worker Needs to Maximize Their Productivity

May 31, 2018,

Whether you’re a full-time freelancer, or growing your side hustle, it can be difficult to hold yourself accountable to stay productive. Check out these 5 tools to help stay focused and efficient.

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3 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

May 29, 2018,

Following these tips will help you assess the state of your small business’s security. Learn how to tell employees how to safeguard their information, too.

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Readying Your Products for E-Commerce Success

April 19, 2018,

Online marketplaces have leveled the playing field for small businesses, effectively helping them leap geographic boundaries and sell their products in markets that would never have been possible. Read these three steps you should take to help ready your products for e-commerce sale.

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Should Your Small Business Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

April 3, 2018,

Over 40% of cyber-attacks are specifically intended for small businesses. Its worth consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs allow you to connect to the Internet via a private server, which encrypts your connection and shores up your privacy.

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Why Your Small Business Should Be Marketing With Online Video

February 20, 2018,

The State of Video Marketing in 2018 polled two groups--marketers and consumers—to find out what they think of video marketing. Read the results, and see what they mean for small businesses.

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5 Ways to Increase Sales with Text Messages

February 16, 2018,

Making sales is the lifeblood of any business, and one of the simplest yet most effective ways to increase sales is with text messaging. So how does text messaging help your business turn more viewers into leads?

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The Importance of an IT Strategy for Small Businesses

February 15, 2018,

It’s unlikely any business owner would hit on the one obstacle preventing complete safety and security in their companies: interconnected information technology (IT) and business strategies. Learn what is an IT strategy and why your business needs one.

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5 Simple Ways to Secure Your Small Business Documents

February 14, 2018,

Internal documents, financial records, or any documents with personally identifiable information should be secured. Depending on your industry, securing important documents are regulated and mandated by law.

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