Posts by Strati

Is Your Business Prepared For COVID-19?

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With the coronavirus outbreak that has spread all over the world, governments have shut borders and imposed quarantines, and companies have imposed travel bans. The human and economic impacts on businesses have been stark. I have personally taken this pandemic as a wake-up call for my company to carefully review the strategies, policies, and procedures I have in place to protect my employees, customers, and operations in this and future pandemics. I wanted  to share this information with you so that you can do the same. Please feel free to share this with anyone that you think would benefit...

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Safety Tips for Creating a Secure Home Office

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The ability to work from home is a prized employee perk that offers workers the chance to free themselves from the daily commute and complete their tasks from anywhere with an internet connection. But along with that freedom and flexibility comes the risk of security issues that occur outside the protected corporate network. Even if your company provides VPN (virtual private network) access, your computer, and everything on it, could still be compromised if someone hacks into your home Wi-Fi network or the public hotspot you’re connected to. Ensuring that sensitive documents and files...

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Tips on How to Master Delegation

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As a business owner or manager, you have countless responsibilities that might be overwhelming at times, but that’s why you have a team. You don’t have to do everything on your own. Many new business owners and managers struggle with this transition, feeling that they still must perform every minor assignment on their to-do list. To be an effective leader, though, it’s important to learn the art of delegation. Whether you’ve just been promoted or you’ve been a business owner managing a team for a while, you should understand that effective delegation is good for...

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Updating Your Business to Windows 10

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The number one reason to update your business to Windows 10 is of course the fact that Microsoft is ending all technical support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. After that, if you are still running that outdated operating system, you will open up your company to hacks, malware, viruses and other potential future security flaws. Here are seven more reasons why it’s time to finally update your business to Windows 10. Ransomware prevention Computers running older versions of Windows are more vulnerable to ransomware. Windows 10 has a feature to thwart ransomware from locking up a...

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Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses

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According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. That’s a disheartening statistic for any owner trying to pick up the pieces following a devastating fire, storm, platform hack, security breach, riot or other unexpected catastrophe. As overwhelmed as you might feel, it is important to know that your post-disaster actions and speed will directly impact how quickly you’re able to get your business up and running again. If you want to be one of the businesses that survive, you’ll need...

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