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A technology leader’s guide to preventing technology from taking over your life

A technology leader’s guide to 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.

What the NFL Can Teach You About Business: By Mike Borlaug

What the NFL Can Teach You About Business: By Mike Borlaug

Entrepreneurship is tough. Owning a business will test your patience every day and will often make you want to quit. We are constantly beaten down by that goal of achieving success and maintaining that success. It’ll constantly be a moving target.

Has your company’s email been optimized?

Has your company’s email been optimized?

If there’s one thing every business owner must keep protected and in proper working order it’s the company email system. Because despite receiving an average of 121 messages per day, 86% of professionals in a recent survey listed email as their favorite mode of communication.

Hollywood Hacking: 5 cybersecurity clichés that are worse than movies portray

Hollywood Hacking: 5 cybersecurity clichés that are worse than movies portray

In 1995, the movie Hackers launched the world of computer criminals into the limelight with a story of teenage vigilantes taking on corporate greed. It is a hysterically bad movie. In fact, the portrayal of computer hacking was so ridiculous, real-life cyber vandals replaced the movie’s promotional website with one that criticized the “lame” and “cheesy” plot.

Capstone Newsletter – Summer 2018

Capstone Newsletter – Summer 2018

The Capstone newsletter provides articles and tips to help your organization run faster, easier, and more profitable. In this issue, find out how to get a FREE credential scan, 2018 business inspirational letter from Sitima, cyber security tips to safe, upcoming educational events, and much more.

URGENT: What business owners need to know about the new PCI requirements

URGENT: What business owners need to know about the new PCI requirements

If you ask the average Rochester business owner which compliance framework is the most onerous, most would say HIPAA. However, despite healthcare privacy regulations fines totalling over $60 million over the past three years, our specialists believe the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) are more troublesome.

4 stages every customer goes through before telling everyone how awesome you are

4 stages every customer goes through before telling everyone how awesome you are

Customer journey, sales funnel, whatever you want to call it, every single person or organization that has ever forked over hard-earned cash to your business followed the same path. And with a better understanding of what pushed them along that path, you can create sales and marketing campaigns that work like magic.