Business security in the cloud

5 Business Security Tips for Start Ups

When starting a new business there are so many things to think of that it’s easy to let security slip your mind or become an after-thought. The truth is that even start-ups are vulnerable to hackers so it’s incredibly important to make security a priority no matter what type of business you run. Security threats can come from anywhere and if you don’t input robust measures there will always be a risk present. Below are 5 business security tips that every start up should implement.…

Ecommerce

Five Things All E-Commerce Start-Ups Need to Know

Streamlining an e-commerce start-up is incredibly important to ensure the venture operates as effectively and efficiently as possible. Here are five useful tips for all you e-commerce start-ups out there: Apprenticeship Schemes The UK Government has sought to improve employment opportunities for young people and inexperienced individuals seeking career progression. This has seen an increased emphasis on providing apprenticeship opportunities, offering employers significant benefits when employing the services of an apprentice. A full time apprentice could be available for less than £100 a week and the employer could even be entitled to a £1,500 grant when taking on an apprentice – potentially paying their wages for the first four months of their employment.…

Event venue

How to Choose an Event Venue if it is Your First Time Hosting

Planning an event of any kind, whether it’s going to be a large family party or a corporate event, can be a lot of fun because you get to stretch your creative abilities, work with talented individuals, and see your efforts come to life as the event itself unfolds. But the event planning process can also be a long, tedious, and stressful one that leaves you frazzled, especially when it comes to choosing the venue that will host your event. Choose a Convenient Location That Sets the Mood for Your Event When it comes to choosing the right venue, it’s not just about the building itself.…

Branding

Branding Opportunities Most Companies Miss

There are lots of ways to build your brand–from the design of your logo to coming up with a great hook. Not all of branding deals with the esoteric, though. In many cases, branding is more about improving your company’s visibility, and this is where most entrepreneurs and startups often miss the mark. It’s easy enough to understand why this happens. When you’re first starting your business, funds are limited. You only want to spend money on the most important things that you need right now.…

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Merchant Payment Processing: What You Really Need to Know About PCI DSS

The ability to take payment by credit or debit card is considered a vital tool by most business that have a merchant account, but it does also open them up to the possibility of receiving fraudulent transactions. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is a security standard that was put in place to regulate any organisations that store, transmit or process sensitive credit or debit card information. Keeping payments as secure as possible Businesses who have PDQ machines to take payments, have a certain amount of security built into the system anyway, but PCI DSS is designed to further reduce the risk of fraud and provide a level of protection to the consumer as well.…

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Team Building Idea: Want to Race a Ferrari 355?

Want your new team members to gel well with the existing team members? Want to inspire your business team? Want to reward your staff for achieving the business goals? Instead of doing on-office-premise social activities, you might want to consider doing team building events. A team building event is typically being held indoor or in the woods, but if you want to offer an idea that will leave a lasting impression on your team members, there is one idea you can consider.…

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Things to Consider when Starting up your Own Garage

Starting up a garage business from scratch can seem like a mammoth task, you may feel a little lost at times and understandably so as it is quite an undertaking. There are ways to alleviate the stress though and that is through careful planning. Providing you are financially ready and have already bought or are considering purchasing a building in which to house your operations, aside from the physical act of moving in, there are essentially only a small number of jobs left to get yourself sorted out.…

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How to Start a Courier Business

While the courier industry might seem like an easy industry to get into, it is precisely this that makes it a difficult one to succeed in. Lots of courier businesses start up each year, so there needs to be a lot of work that goes into it to make it work. But if you’re determined, then take a look at this helpful guide to doing it yourself. Experience in the Industry Very few courier companies start up from scratch, they have always had some experience as a courier themselves at some point.…

cyber crime

How to be Internet Safety Savvy at Work

Being savvy about safety on the internet is becoming increasingly important. If you fail to take precautions, you can find that a virus may shut your computer down or even pass your bank details on to people who will steal your money. Take this to the business level, and you will discover that the impact is catastrophic – a virus can bring the whole business down (don’t believe it?) Read on for a basic debriefing on the subject of making your work computer safer from malicious attacks, malware and viruses.…

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Want to Become a Pinterest Warrior? Here is How (Infographic)

Today’s connected world contains over 10 billion connected devices and accounts for over 1.5 billion monthly social media users. Pinterest accounts for around 70 million of these active users. Pinterest is playing an important role in social networks pushing a more visually optimized experience for their users. Where Facebook made photos a vital part of online social media interaction, companies like Instagram and Pinterest have taken this idea to the next level with social networks that function almost exclusively on visual content.…

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