Today is the day to show your small business a little love by protecting it from all that can cause it harm. Here are a few suggestions.
- Protect Your Business From Fraud
Each and every day we are faced with decisions about our business. Could a decision end up landing us in a mess of fraud?
- Back Up Your Data
It only takes one equipment melt-down, computer theft, hurricane, landslide, or fire to immediately see the value of data protection. And yet, three out of five small to mid-sized businesses still do not regularly back-up data.
- Make Sure Your Back Up Systems Work
You need to make sure that your back ups are usable, so don’t forget to add a verification step to your back up process. Amazingly, many business owners don’t take this very crucial step.
- Have A Disaster Plan In Place
We saw way too many tragedies last year, don’t let your business be one. Are you ready?
- Don’t Announce Your Absence To The World
It’s easy to get comfortable announcing your status in the virtual world. And it’s easy to forget that you’re not just talking to a few good friends around the watercooler.
- Save The Sale, Avoid Chargebacks
We’re all very busy and there is such a huge gap in time from purchase to billing statement that it causes a “loss of memory” syndrome. And it could mean a charge back on your merchant account if you’re not careful. Make sure you take proactive strategies to avoid those merchant account charge backs.