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Mike Giuffrida: You May Want Cybersecurity Liability Insurance

Your daily agenda as a business owner may involve supervising employees, completing payroll, and even facilitating training. But what about protecting your information? If you neglect this important task, you may end up going out of business sooner than you think, which means all of the other tasks you’ve been doing up to this point Read more about Mike Giuffrida: You May Want Cybersecurity Liability Insurance[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: How to Protect Your CT Business from Hackers

Last year, Dannel Malloy, the governor of Connecticut, introduced a new strategy for safeguarding the state against cybersecurity attacks. If you’re a business owner in the Constitution State, this relatively new cybersecurity strategy definitely impacts your daily operations, according to business guru Michael Giuffrida. Here’s a look at what you should know about Connecticut’s newest Read more about Michael Giuffrida: How to Protect Your CT Business from Hackers[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: Are Public Wireless Networks Truly Safe?

Being able to connect to the internet just about anywhere nowadays is both a blessing and curse. The blessing? You can remain connected and thus stay productive throughout the day. The curse? The information you send or receive in email is vulnerable to hackers. In other words, a public wireless network is a double-edged sword, Read more about Michael Giuffrida: Are Public Wireless Networks Truly Safe?[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: Cyber Espionage is a Real Threat to Small Businesses

You own a small business, so naturally, hackers will be more apt to bypass you and move on to a larger target, right? Wrong. Research shows that a third of all United States espionage attacks in cyber space target small businesses, according to entrepreneur Michael Giuffrida. Sure, a single small business’s information may not seem Read more about Michael Giuffrida: Cyber Espionage is a Real Threat to Small Businesses[…]

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When should I look for bank financing for my business? – By: Michael Giuffrida

When most small businesses owners hand their shingle, they have a certain amount of money they plan on using to get started.  Perhaps it is money they have saved or borrowed from friends and family but in any case, it is usually limited.  While not true in every case, a business often takes longer to Read more about When should I look for bank financing for my business? – By: Michael Giuffrida[…]

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Hire slow, fire fast.

In a small business, your people are everything.  Not only do they likely interface with your clients but they also represent you in the community.  And most importantly, they reflect the type of culture you have in your organization when chatting around the water cooler.  This is why it is critical that you have the Read more about Hire slow, fire fast.[…]

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What is next generation endpoint protection?

Once malicious content became a “thing”, antivirus software for your computer or endpoint became a necessary investment.  Then viruses evolved to “malware”, and you needed to add anti-malware to your endpoints.  Now as hackers continuously modernize, improve and evolve their attack methodologies it requires an even higher level of protection to avoid having your computer Read more about What is next generation endpoint protection?[…]

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How do I know if a company that I want to buy is a good fit?

When growing a small business client by client, it can become frustrating that it feels like you are never reaching that “critical mass” that you are looking for.  When this happens, many business owner look to supplement their organic growth with growth through acquisition.  Making an acquisition to grow your company is a great way Read more about How do I know if a company that I want to buy is a good fit?[…]

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How do I determine where my sales people are falling down in the sales process?

While some would argue that sales is more of an art than a science, if you have a struggling sales person, you can definitely apply some science to help determine where the problem lies. As a student of the Sandler Selling System, I look at the sales cycle as if you were moving a prospect Read more about How do I determine where my sales people are falling down in the sales process?[…]