Technology

Small Business Sites are Often Attacked - Here's How to Protect Yourself

A recent report from SiteLock indicates that 99 percent of websites that are hacked belong to small businesses, nonprofits and blogs. Small business sites are attacked 22 times each day on average. We often don’t hear about these attacks because they aren’t high profile. It doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. As a small business owner with an online presence, it’s…
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Technology

5 Tips for Creating Effective Passwords

Type “123456” into someone’s password bar and you just may get in. Why? Because plenty of people still use that password for a variety of websites. It’s easy to remember, after all. Thankfully, while you could get into someone’s account…
Human Resources

How to Avoid HR Burnout

Whether you are acting as your own HR director or have trusted right hand who has taken the HR reins, burnout is a very real issue within the industry. People who work in HR wear multiple hats on a daily basis and can easily become overwhelmed, stressed and downright…
Human Resources

What to Look for in a HR Manager

At some point, you will take your small business from employing one person — yourself — to needing several employees. When your business starts to grow, you may find that you need outstanding employees by your side who share your vision and goals. When this…
Small Business

4 Ways to Master Risk

No one enjoys risk. It may be more accurate to say that no one enjoys risking their money. Most people are cautious, which is a good thing, but as a small business owner, you’ve got to be comfortable with at least a small level of risk. There is a fine line between…
Marketing

SEO or Content Marketing: Which Is More Important?

In the world of digital marketing, there are two terms that are used perhaps more than any other: “SEO” and “content marketing.” In some contexts, the terms are used interchangeably. Yet, they are quite different from each other. And for small business owners who…