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.

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.

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.

6 Excel tricks anyone can master to improve their reports and data

6 Excel tricks anyone can master to improve their reports and data

Microsoft Excel is one of the best tools for small- and medium-sized businesses to track inventories, measure project progress, and analyze data. It’s affordable, user-friendly, and jam-packed with useful features. We included a few helpful tips in our last Office 365 article, but they only scratched the surface of what’s possible with Excel.

Hiring strategies you’ll wish you’d learned years ago

Hiring strategies you’ll wish you’d learned years ago

Regardless of what your business sells or where it’s located, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring exceptional candidates is essential for growth. But no matter how good you are at finding talent, there’s always room for improvement.

Long before receiving one of the few Great Place to Work® certifications in Rochester, we knew we were onto something with our recruiting and hiring strategies.

The GDPR deadline has passed, and it affects SMBs outside the EU

The GDPR deadline has passed, and it affects SMBs outside the EU

Despite popular belief, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law isn’t limited to businesses operating within the EU. It went into effect May 25th, 2018, and if your company advertises online, offers B2B services, or works with international freelancers, you might have another compliance framework to worry about.