Technology

Data Assured: Cyber Security Workbook for Small Business

A Note From Our State Director… The threat of cybersecurity is one that the Kentucky Small Business Development Center recognizes as a major area of concern for small business owners in the Commonwealth. Hackers are specifically targeting small and medium sized businesses because of their potential lack of knowledge, resources, and general awareness on the …

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SBA Partners with Microsoft to Deliver Technology e-Learning Series

WASHINGTON – The newest resource to help small business owners more efficiently use technology to run their businesses is being provided to help grow their businesses and create jobs. The Business Technology Simplified online course series teaches the benefits of using modern technology that can take businesses to the next level of success. “We are …

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Are Virtual Private Servers (VPS) Right For Your Business?

Kevin Norvell, Web Project Manager In 2012, the use of x86 virtualized servers increased by 13 percent, bringing the total percentage of x86 virtualized servers to 51 percent, according to ServerWatch. It’s no surprise. Businesses rely more on virtual servers because of major dedicated and shared server downsides. Dedicated servers have a reputation for being …

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Is Your Website Ready For The Holiday Shopping Season?

Getting ready for the holidays can take several months, depending on how much preparation your digital business requires. Yet most Internet professionals don’t have that type of time on their hands, leaving many worried as November approaches and their holiday strategy is still incomplete. Luckily, there is time for Web professionals to wrap up the …

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How To Guard Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks

The costs experienced by U.S. businesses from cyberattacks each year has reached $140 billion, Forbes reports. Every business needs to protect their digital assets, but the small business owner may not have the budget or human power for sophisticated cybersecurity. These tips will help any business, including the smallest, prevent computer attacks. Implement Better Passwords One …

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4 Reasons A Point Of Sale System Is The Best Choice For Your Small Business

Decades ago, the “ring ring!” of the cash register signaled robust sales and a happy shopkeeper. Small business owners still love a busy cash register, but our increased reliance on technology may bring more headaches than joy. Sales go unrecorded, recorded inventory doesn’t match what’s actually in stock, and it’s tricky to accurately record cash flow. Switching …

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Three Surprising Ways for Startups to Utilize Tablets

Many years ago, you might have looked like the savviest techie ever when you pulled out a new laptop computer during a business meeting. But now that laptop might look excessively clunky compared to the latest tablets. And in today’s mobile world, American businesspeople are only as flexible or connected as their tablets allow them …

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Employees Risking Data Security With Their Login/Logout Procedures

The risk of data leakage to companies is immense and covers all types of industries. Last year, the Identity Theft Resource Center documented 447 breaches in the U.S. that exposed 17.3 million records, and there have been 255 breaches in the first six months of this year that have exposed 6.2 million records. Globally, the …

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Why Your Business Needs A Mobile Strategy

When talking with business owners about their web strategy, I stress the importance of mobile optimized content, especially for local retail businesses. The rise of smartphones and mobile internet access has led to a “connected consumer”, able to search for information on businesses, products, and services anywhere and anytime with the swipe of a finger. …

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