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NY’s Cybersecurity regulations are unlike anything SMBs have ever encountered

NY’s Cybersecurity regulations are unlike anything SMBs have ever encountered

From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to America’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), government regulations have become the go-to answer for dealing with the epidemic of data breaches. Quietly released by a state government agency in early 2017, one data security framework is about to put all past regulations to shame.

5 ways to communicate with employees effectively

5 ways to communicate with employees effectively

In The Twilight Zone episode “Wordplay,” a salesman wakes up in a different world, one where no one speaks a language that he recognizes. He gets angry and frustrated, without any hope in sight.
Like other episodes of the popular TV series, this is an exaggerated situation many of us are familiar with, especially managers who struggle to communicate effectively with their teams.

5 Questions to help you rate your HIPAA competency

5 Questions to help you rate your HIPAA competency

If your organization ever stores or transmits patient health information (PHI), you are legally obliged to comply with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) -- even if you aren’t a healthcare provider.

HIPAA compliance applies not only to healthcare providers themselves, but also their associates and partners, such as insurance providers, accounting firms, quality control, data-storage firms, and other administrative services.

The awards that matter most when evaluating managed IT services providers

The awards that matter most when evaluating managed IT services providers

If you run a small- or medium-sized business that struggles with staying ahead of technology issues, a managed IT services provider (MSP) is an affordable long-term solution. You’ll receive proactive maintenance and anytime IT support for a fixed monthly rate, regardless of whether your company is just getting started or employs more than 95 people.

4 Technology tips for comfortable and productive business trips

4 Technology tips for comfortable and productive business trips

There’s no getting around business travel if you run a successful company. You have to attend trade shows, industry conferences, and award ceremonies to maintain your growth and reputation. It’s now easier than ever to stay connected with your team during these trips and to manage unexpected requests from leads you meet on the road.

3 Daily habits of Treasure Coast’s best real estate agent

3 Daily habits of Treasure Coast’s best real estate agent

I recently sat down with Pat Stracuzzi, one of the most profitable Remax agents for St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. It was an incredible opportunity for me to pick his brain about the habits that have led to his success and happiness.

Ultimately, he believes gratitude, teamwork, and accountability helped him grow from an inexperienced agent to the president of a team that closes $100 million in real estate deals every year.

Preventing technology from taking over your life

Preventing technology from taking over your life

Business leaders spend far too much time worrying about technology. After all, no modern company can survive without it, and yet it’s a constant source of stress and headaches, during office hours and after. Even when configured properly, doing business at the speed of a click means CEOs are constantly connected and reachable.

How to pick the perfect offsite SMB conference space

How to pick the perfect offsite SMB conference space

When weekly sync ups and quarterly conference calls become dull and repetitive, employees tend to zone out or skip them entirely. One of our favorite solutions to these problems is to hold offsite meetings, which boosts employee engagement by breaking the mold and forcing attendees to leave their assumptions behind.

What Are the Cybersecurity Risks Facing Companies with Remote Workers?

What Are the Cybersecurity Risks Facing Companies with Remote Workers?

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a company these days that doesn’t have remote staff. After all, who wants to be chained to an office desk in sunny West Palm Beach when we have instant accessibility to the internet and, in many cases, everything we need to do our jobs?

Unfortunately, this level of freedom does not come without a price.

3 Things Darren Hardy Taught Me About Maximizing Productivity

3 Things Darren Hardy Taught Me About Maximizing Productivity

By: Sitima Fowler

As a mother, a sales rep, and a business owner I’ve always found that maximizing productivity between all my pertinent daily tasks is extremely challenging. Especially when there aren’t clear priorities set in place. For example, is the big sales meeting more important than driving my son to his basketball practice? Luckily, I recently had the opportunity to listen to and meet Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, and he was able to answer these questions for me and many more. His talk was insightful and profound.