Category Archives: Security

Have You Been Hacked? How to Minimize Your Risk

Just about every day, we read in the news that another company has been hacked – including the big companies, like Home Depot and others. Perhaps you might have had your own social media account, email, website, network, or computer hacked. I know some who were victims of a ransomware virus. Worse, many of you have been hacked but don’t even know it. So how can you minimize the damage and risk of hackers? Here are several tips, some familiar, some not so familiar. Continue reading

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Is Your QuickBooks File “Insured”?

Computers and software are great when they work. But if your computer crashed or your QuickBooks file was corrupted and unusable, do you have a recent backup of your QuickBooks data file? QuickBooks provides two ways (actually, three) to create a copy of your QuickBooks data file. When is each appropriate, and how do you proceed? Continue reading

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Is Your QuickBooks File “Insured”?

Is Your QuickBooks File “Insured”? Computers and software are great when they work. But if your computer crashed or your QuickBooks file was corrupted and unusable, do you have a recent backup of your QuickBooks data file? Recreating data is … Continue reading

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Have You Been Hacked? How to Minimize Your Risk

Just about every day, we read in the news that another company has been hacked – including the big companies, like Home Depot and others.  Perhaps might have had your own social media account, email, website, network, or computer hacked. … Continue reading

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News for You

While much of what I learned and saw at the Intuit conference I’m not able to share yet due to my NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement) with Intuit, there is still plenty I can share. Continue reading

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How Safe Are Your Checks?

Although online banking is becoming more prevalent, traditional checks are still common for businesses. We mail them, carry them around with us, pay employees by check, and we assume the banks will help us in case of check problems. Continue reading

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Have You Been Hacked? How to Minimize Your Risk

Just about every day, we read in the news that another company has been hacked. You might have already been directly affected by the password thefts at LinkedIn last year or Evernote this year. Or you might have had your own social media account, email, website, network, or computer hacked. Worse, many of you have been hacked but don’t even know it. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Protect your Money

As entrepreneurs, we work hard for our money, and the last thing we need is to have it disappear due to fraud, hackers, or identity theft. Some people have called 2013 the year of the hacker, which is worrisome. But you’re far more likely to experience risks with disgruntled or financially desperate employees and contractors. And small businesses have a higher risk because it’s harder to segregate financial duties. Mistakes happen, too, and when they do it can be costly to get them corrected. Continue reading

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Are You Vulnerable to Fraud?

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), over $3.5 trillion is projected to be lost to fraud worldwide in 2011 alone. The typical organization loses 5 percent of its revenues each year. While we have a lot to think about as entrepreneurs, we do need to take time to educate ourselves about this unfortunately common business loss. Continue reading

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Is Your QuickBooks File “Insured”?

Computers and software are great when they work. But if your computer crashed or your QuickBooks file was corrupted and unusable, do you have a recent backup of your QuickBooks data file? Continue reading

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