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cyber insurance
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The Time Is Now to Ensure You Have the Right Cyber Insurance

Jeff Sloan discusses cyber insurance with Michael Spath and Kapnick Vice President Melissa Selke. Here are highlights from that conversation about why your small business needs to make cybersecurity protection a priority. Jeff Sloan, Founder & CEO of StartupNation: Welcome to this edition of Startup Nation. We're focused today on cyberinsurance. We've got Michael Spath,...
cyberattacks
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Why Cyberattacks Are on the Rise and What It Means For You

In a March 21, 2022, statement, President Joe Biden cautioned businesses in the private sector to harden their cyber defenses, reiterating earlier warnings related to potential cyberattacks against U.S. organizations by Russia as retaliation for recent economic sanctions. While there is no evidence of an imminent attack tied to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Biden’s top cybersecurity...
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TechBytes: Solutions-Based Advice From Dell for Entrepreneurs (Episode 5)

On this episode of StartupNation TechBytes, Dell Small Business Director Mobolaji Sokunbi and StartupNation CEO Jeff Sloan talk about how the Dell for Entrepreneurs program provides invaluable insight for small business owners. Among the highlights: how the pandemic reshaped the entrepreneurial ecosystem the increase in cybersecurity issues due to remote work Dell's solutions-based advice Dell's...
data privacy
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Navigating Data Privacy Updates as a Startup

During the pandemic, more people shopped online and shared their personal information than ever before. In addition to regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), consumers are much savvier about what information they give up and how companies might use it. If you want to keep your new clients happy and also meet...
The Public Relations Handbook
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How to Deal With Negative Publicity: Resist the Spin, Embrace Facts

Excerpted from "The Public Relations Handbook" copyright © 2022 by Robert L. Dilenschneider. Reprinted with permission from Matt Holt Books, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc. All rights reserved. Invariably, a company or organization will experience bad news, resulting in negative publicity. Possible reasons can include: Poor revenue or earnings Product recalls Consumer health and safety issues Strikes...
company crisis
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Tips for Keeping Your Company Grounded During a Crisis

Being a business owner is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had the opportunity to embark on. The endless cycle of personal and professional growth and learning makes for a truly life-changing experience. But surviving a global pandemic can quickly become one of the most stressful times of any entrepreneur’s career....
e-commerce businesses
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5 Legal Must-Haves for E-Commerce Businesses

After an e-commerce business incorporates or forms an LLC, it’s time to review a small business checklist. There are essential items every e-commerce business needs, such as filing for business licenses and an employer identification number (EIN). It’s equally important to consider the nature of how e-commerce businesses conduct business. For example, an e-commerce business...
blockchain technology
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11 Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses

What is one benefit of utilizing blockchain technology in your small business? To help you understand the benefits of blockchain technology, we asked fintech experts and small business owners this question for their best insights. From the benefit of border-free transactionality to top-level data security, there are several benefits of utilizing blockchain technology in your...
startup checklist
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Want to Launch a Business? Here’s a Step-by-Step Startup Checklist

If you’re starting a business, you’re probably focused on the product or service you’ll sell, but there are other essential tasks you’ll need to tackle, too. Not only do these tasks help establish your business as legitimate and professional, but they can also help your business as it grows and seeks investment capital or small...
protection wherever you go
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TechBytes: Protection Wherever Life Takes You with Dell Technologies & McAfee (Episode 4)

On this episode of StartupNation TechBytes, learn how Dell Technologies and McAfee are helping small businesses and consumers beef up their cybersecurity. Matt Papendorf, Dell Senior Advisor and OEM Security Brand Manager, and Megan Wright, Dell Small Business Associations Lead, discuss McAfee's all-in-one approach Among the recommendations discussed by Papendorf and  Wright, customers should review what...
entities for incorporation
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Ready to Exit Sole Proprietor Status? Consider These 4 Entities for Incorporation

A new year means a clean slate for business. If your business is still in sole proprietor status, now is the perfect time to start thinking about incorporating as a registered entity formation. What registered entities should entrepreneurs incorporate as? Here are a few popular options for entrepreneurs planning to exit sole proprietor status. Limited...
cyber liability insurance
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5 of the Biggest Gaps in Cyber Liability Insurance

An alarming number of data breaches and cyberattacks have occurred in the past several years, thanks to a global pandemic and various other factors. More precisely, cyberattacks have increased by 27% compared to 2020, with phishing and ransomware leading the way.  As a result, all businesses — from startups to worldwide enterprises — must guard...
compliance
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How Do Small Businesses Stay in Compliance?

What do we mean when we talk about small business compliance? Business compliance means meeting a series of internal and external business compliance requirements. These requirements are determined by the state of incorporation and may be defined under the terms listed below: Internal Business Compliance: These are forms of recordkeeping for incorporated businesses. Recordkeeping depends...
data safety
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5 Data Safety Trends for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has led organizations of all sizes to review their approach to data management. During a crisis, data needs to be protected against theft, loss and misuse. The increasing use of cloud services, mobile devices and interconnected networks has heightened the risk of data being lost. Organizations are increasingly paying special attention to...
HTTPS
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The Impact of SSL and HTTPS on a Website’s SEO

In today's time, maintaining the security of your website is one of the most important ways to boost SEO and conversions. This also comes after Google announced its intentions to build a more secure internet platform for users. To stay on top of Google's list and rank high, marketers need to ensure that their site...
business insurance
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When Do You Need Business Insurance?

A few weeks ago, I bought a new car. It was a stressful experience because of the shortage of vehicles at dealerships across the country. Incredibly, I was able to work out a sale price my wife and I were comfortable with, but we still purchased the car in a seller’s market. Worse, unlike homes...
economic downturn
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How Main Street Businesses Can Learn From an Economic Downturn

The pandemic has had a major impact on the world economy with small and medium Main Street businesses taking the heaviest blow. But for those that managed to survive, it’s time to start preparing so you can turn the next economic downturn into an opportunity to get ahead of the competition. I’ll share some tips and...
cybersecurity
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Workforce Development Can Strengthen Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is crucial to the well-being of businesses. It’s not just about having the right technology in place to protect essential data, networks and infrastructure, but also about having the right people with the right mindset. The cybersecurity workforce must meet the demands of a society that relies intensely on information technology. Thus, it is...
workplace safety
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Workplace Safety: Conduct a Workplace Risk Assessment

A complete workplace risk assessment is critical to protect your employees and your business. Be proactive in identifying risks before you are forced to because of liability. A thorough inspection of the work environment, equipment and systems must be done to determine potential hazards and to implement safety systems. Often, this inspection is timed to...