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.…

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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.…

Ferrari 355

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.…

Auto repair garage

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.…

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.…

Business cars

How to Keep Costs Down for Your Fleet

Running a fleet can be expensive, and it’s often on the fleet manager’s agenda to keep costs down. However, this practice is more than simply finding the cheapest supplier, which can be a false economy. Take a look at our tips for keeping your costs down. Talk to Your Fleet Supplier While choosing the cheapest fleet supplier leads to false economies, challenging your current one to change it up and meet your needs better will be mutually beneficial for both parties.…

Bitcoins

Top Five Places You Can Buy Stuff Using Bitcoins

Not many people invest in Bitcoins to use it to make payments on the Internet. Most people speculate with it, seeing how the price of Bitcoins can zoom by tens of dollars in a single day. Many also involved in Bitcoin mining with popular mining pools, such as GHASH.io, with a hope for generating income from their own/rented mining hardware All said, the truth is that Bitcoins have sustained till now because you can use them to pay for goods and services at a variety of places.…

What is Bitcoin?

6 Basic Questions about Bitcoins, Answered

I assume that almost all of us who are involved in business and finance have heard about Bitcoin. To some, it’s just a fad. To some other, it’s a wealth of opportunity. Well, if you are in doubt in deciding on which side you will stand, let’s get some Bitcoin basics covered, shall we? 1. What is a Bitcoin? A Bitcoin is basically a cryptocurrency or digital money. It is a decentralized payment network powered by users without a central authority managing or regulating it.…

Accepting credit cards

Why Accepting Card Payments is a Must for Your Business

Whether you have a small business or are in the process of starting up then one must-have is ensuring you accept card payments – be it chip and pin or contactless like the ones you can find at Card Cutters, for operations in-house or online. This efficient and easy to use system will not only increase your sales but also help your business grow and develop which is always good news in this time of economic instability. It isn’t only just your profits you will see improve but also your reputation as a retailer, so what exactly are the advantages you will find?…

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