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Leave Work Stress at Work -Tip by Mike Giuffrida

Today there are many things that require our attention at the same time.  Many of these things can create stress for anyone on a regular basis, and that is normal.  In some people, this stress is actually a motivator to reach higher goals and produce better results at work.  Bringing this stress home with you Read more about Leave Work Stress at Work -Tip by Mike Giuffrida[…]

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Tired of Pointless Meetings? – Tip by Mike Giuffrida from Southington CT on improving the value you get from meetings

There is nothing worse than finishing a day when you were locked in the conference room all day and feeling like you got nothing accomplished.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that any time in meetings is by definition not productive, but wasteful meetings are, well, wasteful.  There are a few simple things you Read more about Tired of Pointless Meetings? – Tip by Mike Giuffrida from Southington CT on improving the value you get from meetings[…]

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Tips to get a fresh start at a new job by Mike Giuffrida

A new job or place of employment is always a welcome opportunity to change, improve, and work without any of the bad stuff that plagued you at your last job. But making a fresh start isn’t always easy, especially if you have been over-stressed, overworked, and jaded by circumstances for years and years. Here are Read more about Tips to get a fresh start at a new job by Mike Giuffrida[…]

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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.[…]