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SMBs find ways to improve cyber security

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Even if yours isn’t the largest corporation on the planet, the threats to cyber security are out there, they’re growing more advanced every day, they can’t be ignored, but they can be defended against with the right approach. This is ...

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‘A tremendous amount of fun’ Team grows with help from starship role-playing simulator

Players must communicate to survive a roleplaying scenario on the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. “Effective communication is also one of the central tenets of agile project management, so it just made sense to use Artemis as a tool for teams to improve their communication skills,” said William Wallace, owner of Gaming Nomads. (Incandescent Workshop photo)

William Wallace’s gaming experience company, Gaming Nomads (, is looking to build small and medium corporate office teamwork with one very simple message: work together, or you’ll fail — and your starship maybe even explode in the middle of space. ...

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For business, a CPA is like a ‘CFO for hire’

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Rick Miller likes to watch his seedlings grow. “I call my startups my seedlings because I am helping to plant them and watch them grow,” said Miller, a longtime SCORE volunteer and a certified public accountant in Brentwood, Tenn. “Most ...

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Do you have a real cybersecurity plan?

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A new survey conducted by Microsoft and Marsh found that two-thirds of 1,300 senior executives polled said cybersecurity was a top five risk management priority for their company. But while companies fear the impact of a cyberattack, only 30 percent ...

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More than words: Deeds make your company’s value statement matter

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When communicating a business’s values, authenticity is most effective, according to an executive and professor who has written books on the subject. Value statements are a good way to engage people with an organization and its goals, said George H. ...

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Ignore sexual harassment at your own peril

Though sexual harassment and misconduct dominates today’s headlines, the issue is nothing new. These charges cut across all sectors and communities. But sweeping charges under the rug allows accusations to fester, damaging brands and harming the workplace. And that’s keeping ...

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Retaining key employees is a full-time business

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A booming economy makes it more challenging for small and mid-sized businesses to retain their most valuable employees. Enticed by job offers and higher paychecks, even your most loyal employees could be tempted to jump ship and move to your ...

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