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Cybersecurity

How to Protect Your Small Biz From Cyber Threats

In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Nick Santora, CEO of Curricula, spoke with Kabbage head Kathyrn Petralia about how small businesses can effectively protect themselves from cyber attacks in a more effective and efficient way. Also discussed is how Kabbage protects itself, and its customer information, from cyber threats. With over a decade… Read more

Cybersecurity

The Cyber War on Small Business: NFIB Webinar Recap

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) hosted a webinar on the cyber war against small businesses. Featuring Dillon Behr, the executive lines broker at Risk Placement Services, Inc., the webinar detailed how and why hackers target small businesses, what small businesses can do to prevent attacks and how they can respond to attacks. Here,… Read more

Cybersecurity

Cyber Security Expert Weighs In On Securing Your Small Biz

As shown by the recent Equifax hack, cyber security is vital for your business. But should your small business be that concerned? After all, you’re not a large corporation funneling millions and millions into your revenue stream. The answer, however, is yes. You might not be aware of it, but hackers target businesses that don’t… Read more

Cybersecurity

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business’ Security

If you’re a small business owner, you might consider yourself immune from break-ins or cyber attacks. After all, shouldn’t criminals be more interested in giant corporations and their much deeper pockets? It would be great if this were the case, but unfortunately, statistics paint a different picture. Criminals actually target small businesses at an alarming… Read more

Cybersecurity, Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

Are Online Lenders Safe?

In this age of identity theft, cyber criminals, scams and misleading internet ads, it’s only prudent to have concerns about the security of any internet transaction. Because of this, some business owners may avoid online lending because they worry about the legitimacy and safety of these internet finance companies. Certainly, business owners may have even more… Read more

Cybersecurity

Small Business Insights from the CEO of the NCSS (National Cybersecurity Society)

Mary Ellen Seale, Founder and CEO of the NCSS, is no stranger to small business cybersecurity. As a small business owner and former employee of the Department of Homeland Security, she knows what it takes for small businesses to protect themselves from cyber-attacks. Jami Schwartz from small business lending platform Kabbage interviews Seale about how… Read more

Cybersecurity, Equipment, Retail & Inventory

The Best Small Business Resources: Online Storage, Backup and Operations Tools

In this series about the best small business resources, we will share how the great tools of today make it easier to grow your business and stay productive, organized and efficient. Check out this list of 5 online storage, backup and operations tools for small businesses. Resources for Online Storage and Backup Carbonite What it… Read more

Cybersecurity, Finance & Accounting, Retail & Inventory, Taxes

How to Securely Digitally Transmit Sensitive Financial Info During Tax Time

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It’s tax time, and for many that means gathering the most sensitive personal and financial information in one place and handing it over to someone else. These days, you’ll more than likely send it digitally. Before hitting “send,” though, make sure that you understand the security risks involved with digital transmission so you can choose… Read more

Cybersecurity, Retail & Inventory

Retail Theft During the Holiday Season: How to Thwart it

Theft During the Holiday Season: How to Thwart it

The holidays often bring increased customer traffic and booming profits for many businesses, but along with the good comes the bad: high rates of consumer shoplifting and employee theft. The impact retail theft has on businesses of all sizes is significant. A recent study found losses resulting from retail crime that included shoplifting, employee theft… Read more

Cybersecurity, Retail & Inventory

5 Small Business Scams You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

5 Small Business Scams You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Infamous bank robber Willie Sutton once told a reporter that he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” Fast forward nearly 100 years and more than one unscrupulous online scammer would say the same thing about small businesses. Here’s your Kabbage-detected guide to some of the most common and potentially damaging scams small businesses… Read more