Tips for Running an Online Store and Selling Products Digitally

A man boxing up good that were purchased on his online store while typing on a laptop on a counter.The idea of starting an online store to sell your products can seem like a simple concept in theory, but the logistics can be quite complicated. It’s far more than just posting your goods to a website and waiting for someone to make a purchase; it takes knowledge of e-commerce, market research, and merchandising to succeed. To help you along your journey, we’re here to help with a few tips for successfully running an online store. [Read more…]

Tips for Controlling Your Small Business Insurance Costs

A small business restaurant owner working on expenses on a tablet in front of a wall full of spices, glasses, and other ingredients.As a business owner, it’s not only your responsibility to ensure your company is generating income but also that you’re receiving the most in return for your spending. That’s why it’s important to review your business insurance to make sure you’re not overspending on excessive or minimal coverage. To determine whether you’re enrolled in the best policies for your needs, let’s review some tips for controlling your small business insurance costs. [Read more…]

When is Your Laptop Covered by Insurance?

Woman using laptop on a couchWith the stay-in-place advisory in Massachusetts, your laptop is a valuable resource when it comes to updates concerning COVID-19, paying bills online, and interacting with family and friends. It’s justifiable to want the most protection for something that acts as a digital window to the outside world. Since these machines are so vital in this day and age – especially given the crisis – you may be wondering when your laptop is covered by insurance. [Read more…]

Protecting Yourself and Your Business Against COVID-19 Phishing Scams

A business man using a laptop containing a COVID-19 email phishing scam.As cruel as it is, there are scammers out there looking to exploit this pandemic for personal gain. Cybercriminals are posing as organizations and sending out phishing emails – emails designed to persuade one into forfeiting private information – disguised as coronavirus resources. These phishing attacks can look convincing enough to fool users into giving up personal information or downloading an email attachment containing malware. During these trying times, it’s important to understand how to protect your business against these COVID-19 phishing scams. [Read more…]

Protecting Yourself from the Dangers of Using Public Wi-Fi

Laptop and cellphone Wi-Fi devices next to cup of coffee atop a credit cardWhile waiting for a garage to repair your car, you head to the nearest coffee shop to take advantage of their free Wi-Fi. After all, your business can’t wait until your car is fixed. But before connecting your device to “LuxuryLatte-Public,” you should know about the harms of public Wi-Fi. The convenience of checking your bank statement is not worth having your information stolen, and planning your budget using a third-party connection is not worth a potential company breach. With the risk of cyber theft, it’s necessary you know how to protect yourself from the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. [Read more…]

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Breaches

Breaches are beginning to become more and more common like any other disaster, and the after-effects of a breach can be long-term. Last year, there were 1,579 data breaches, exposing nearly 179 million records. That represents a 44% increase in the number of cyber breaches and a 389% increase in records exposed. In this blog we’re looking at how your business needs to plan for these incidents like any other workplace safety issue, using plans, policies, and insurance to keep you and your bottom line safe. Let’s start with terminology.

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