Protecting Your Small Business

Tips to Avoid a Cash Crisis

Companies that experience rapid sales growth can also quickly eat through their cash supply. Here are some tips to ensure your businesses' success doesn't lead to an empty bank account.

How to Prevent XXX Domains From Damaging Your Registered Trademarks

The primary benefit of direct federal trademark filings is entrepreneurs can save money in legal fees. The downside of self-filings is the absence of an ongoing relationship with legal counsel who can apprise entrepreneurs of changing regulations and issues that can affect the value of their prized federal trademark registrations. The new XXX domain serving the adult entertainment industry is one of these high-alert issues.

Is Your Data Safe from a Natural Disaster?

It’s never too late to start implementing and executing best practices when it comes to data protection. Here are three tips for small businesses to protect their data no matter what Mother Nature has in store.

The Latest Data Scam: Is Your Business Prepared?

Scammers have accelerated their adoption of social engineered emails with the adoption of a variety of new techniques including sending messages pretending to from a smart printer or a colleague.

What You Should and Shouldn't Store in the Cloud

While the potential for cloud computing is rapidly growing,  small business owners need to proceed with caution and be willing to assume responsibility for security blips when they arise. Here's what experts say you should and should not store in the cloud.

Is it OK to Ask the Intern to Get Your Coffee?

Having extra hands to help your business get through its busy season is invaluable, however, without structured training and education plans for these workers, you may be facing fines and even lawsuits, experts say.

Enough is Enough: When to Fire an Employee

It's may never seem like a good time to fire someone, but doing so may be crucial to having your business run more efficiently. Here are some tips from the Young Entrepreneur Council on how to know when to let a worker go.

Disaster Happens, How to Protect Your Business

Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, wild fire or any other natural or manmade disaster being prepared will enable you to get your business back up and running smoothly and quickly.

How to Deal With the Office Debbie Downer

Small businesses are only as good as their employees. Have one bad apple and it can wreck the entire apple cart. But a small business owner doesn’t have to let one morale-sapping employee infect the whole office.

When You Need a Trademark and, or Copyright

How and when to get trademarks and copyrights. And don’t have time to make sure no one is infringing on your copyright or trademark and making money off your creations or ideas? Relax, there are intellectual property watch services that do just that.