Newsletter | March 7, 2017

Small Business Trends Newsletter
Are You Protected From Cyber-Threats? Why Small Business Owners Should Be Concerned

It is not uncommon for small businesses to bypass cyber-security measures, believing that cyber-crime is reserved for major financial institutions or government organizations. However, small businesses are frequent targets because their websites and databases may have less stringent security protocols.

In many cases, a business is the direct target for a cyber-attack, but not all cyber security issues involve a hacker. Cyber-strikes can manifest from faulty hardware, a corrupted system backup, or even a severe weather event. Regardless of the cause, losing data can put your customers at risk and restoring the information can drain vital resources from your business.

WEBINAR: Women's Small Business Finance
Mar 08 -
Discussion topics will include understanding cash flow and how keep a lot more of the money you make, accounting skills that women business owners should have, developing business leadership skills, the importance of personal branding for women entrepreneurs, growth of women-owned businesses in 2016, projections for 2017. As well as the gender gap and types of funding available for women business owners, ways to improve business credit scores and other topics related to entrepreneurship and small business growth.
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Spotlight: Walk West Agency Updates Marketing and Advertising Efforts
Find out why making the first few employee hires helped transform the Walk West Agency in this week's Small Biz Spotlight.

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The Social Leadership Handbook Helps Build Human-Centered Leadership in a Tech-Driven World
The Social Leadership Handbook ushers in a new era of leadership that is based on collaboration, agility, and experimentation: the Social Age. Read More

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