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12/1/2015
Most countries – including Canada and Mexico – have required microchips in credit and debit cards for some time (80 countries so far, with 2.37 billion chip payment cards in use). The United States is catching up; by the end of 2015, 70 percent of credit cards and 40 percent of debit cards in the U.S. will have embedded security chips called EMV (for Europay, MasterCard and Visa). EMV cards will eventually replace magnetic stripe cards completely, and many banks and credit unions are already issuing EMV cards to current account holders.
5/2/2016
It’s Small Business Week, and Better Business Bureau is warning businesses about a common scam that is on the rise.
7/25/2017
This financial fraud targets businesses engaged in international commerce. Scammers use malware to gain access to company email and instruct accounting employees to send money to another company overseas. The FBI calls this scam “more sophisticated” than other scams aimed at businesses.
7/25/2017
This scam targets businesses and organizations of all types, attempting to fool them into paying for a listing or ad space in a non-existent directory or Yellow Pages. In some cases, the directory will technically exist, but will not be widely distributed and a listing will be of little or no value—these directories are essentially props in the scammer’s ploy.
7/25/2017
This scam targets business owners and their employees. The scammers attempt to fool employees into paying for products that the business didn’t order and that may not even exist. Fake invoices can be for any product or service; the most common are office supplies, website or domain hosting services, and directory listings (which may be referred to as a “renewal”).
7/27/2017
With the ability to reach out to dozens, or even hundreds or thousands, of people at a time through email and social media, it may seem like everybody you know is in business for themselves and selling something. You may get invites to parties selling jewelry, clothing, makeup, kitchen gadgets, or health supplements or added to Facebook groups for “pop up shops.”
7/25/2017
Each spring, thousands of young people are recruited for summer jobs selling home security systems door-to-door. And each year, Better Business Bureau receives numerous complaints from consumers who feel that they were pressured into signing a contract. BBB also receives a lot of complaints from consumers about less-than-ethical companies that attempt to get them to switch their alarm service by claiming to be their current provider offering an “upgrade,” or saying the current provider has gone out of business or has been sold to the door-to-door salesperson’s business. If you are recruited for this industry, don’t work for a company that encourages dishonesty or pressures their salespeople into pressuring customers. Before you agree to fly across the country to knock on doors, consider these tips from BBB:
2/23/2017
Congress unanimously passed the Consumer Review Fairness Act to protect people’s ability to share in any forum their honest opinions about a business’ products, services, or conduct. Some companies had been using contract provisions – including their online terms and conditions – to threaten to sue consumers or penalize them financially for posting negative reviews or complaints. The new law makes that illegal.
4/29/2014
It doesn’t matter how many great ideas an individual, team, or company comes up with. Until you implement one, you haven’t made any progress. Execution is what builds lasting success, and splitting your business’ energy among too many outcomes can hinder your ability to execute good ideas and achieve your goals.
4/29/2014
It doesn’t matter how many great ideas an individual, team, or company comes up with. Until you implement one, you haven’t made any progress. Execution is what builds lasting success, and splitting your business’ energy among too many outcomes can hinder your ability to execute good ideas and achieve your goals.
5/1/2014
Expanding your business into the world of e-commerce is a huge step.  It can be expensive, time consuming, frustrating and at the same time, the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever take!  If done properly, a world of customers await your product or service. On the other hand, if done in haste, it can have negative financial consequences. 
5/1/2014
Expanding your business into the world of e-commerce is a huge step.  It can be expensive, time consuming, frustrating and at the same time, the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever take!  If done properly, a world of customers await your product or service. On the other hand, if done in haste, it can have negative financial consequences. 
2/10/2014
Small businesses need to know what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is recommending in their 72-page report on consumer privacy about how customer personal information should be handled online and offline. Here are five points small businesses need to know about the FTC recommendations as U.S. data-privacy regulations evolve. 
5/1/2014
Small businesses need to know what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is recommending in their 72-page report on consumer privacy about how customer personal information should be handled online and offline. Here are five points small businesses need to know about the FTC recommendations as U.S. data-privacy regulations evolve. 
5/1/2014
Think about the last time you wanted to make a purchase that required some research, whether it was a new car, a new TV, some furniture, or a bike for your child. What was the very first thing you did? If you’re like most people, your answer can be summed up in one word: Google. When consumers are in the early stages of buying something, they are likely to turn to Google. So how can you use this to your advantage? Read on for some ways to make yourself more visible online and offline.
5/1/2014
Think about the last time you wanted to make a purchase that required some research, whether it was a new car, a new TV, some furniture, or a bike for your child. What was the very first thing you did? If you’re like most people, your answer can be summed up in one word: Google. When consumers are in the early stages of buying something, they are likely to turn to Google. So how can you use this to your advantage? Read on for some ways to make yourself more visible online and offline.
5/1/2014
When dealing with your business’s money it’s crucial to find a reliable accountant you’re comfortable with.  Use these tips when searching for a trustworthy accountant and accounting firm.
5/1/2014
Increasing your sales doesn’t always have to mean spending money. Take a look at what is already working for you, and find ways to build on those successful elements. The Direct Selling Education Foundation, a BBB National Partner, recommends the follow ways to increase sales without increasing your spending.Increasing your sales doesn’t always have to mean spending money. Take a look at what is already working for you, and find ways to build on those successful elements. 
5/1/2014
Increasing your sales doesn’t always have to mean spending money. Take a look at what is already working for you, and find ways to build on those successful elements. The Direct Selling Education Foundation, a BBB National Partner, recommends the follow ways to increase sales without increasing your spending. Increasing your sales doesn’t always have to mean spending money. Take a look at what is already working for you, and find ways to build on those successful elements. 
5/1/2014
Businesses worry about keeping their computers up-to-the-minute. But what about your digital marketing strategies? Are they way older than Windows 07? Statistics have shown that most people leave a webpage after ten seconds, reading no more than 120 words.
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