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5 Key Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees (And Keeping Them on Year-Round)

Posted on Nov 12, 2019
There are many industries that experience peaks and valleys throughout the year. It doesn’t make sense for businesses in these sectors to maintain a full roster of employees during the less busy seasons. This phenomenon obviously applies to: Hospitality, restaurant, and vacation businesses that cater mostly to tourists Retailers that need extra staff during the busy holiday shopping season — from Black Friday to New Year’s
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Awareness

Try These 5 Tips for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Posted on Nov 07, 2019
Small Business Saturday is one of the busiest shopping holidays of which most people have never heard (including many small business owners). Part of this stems from the fact that it falls on the last Saturday of November — nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, make no mistake. Small Business Saturday is very big business — generating more than $15 billion in sales from 100-plus million shoppers every year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

2019 Holiday Retail Trends

Posted on Nov 05, 2019
With holiday items already on display in some retail shops, it’s time to delve deeper into what this holiday season may bring in terms of consumer shopping trends to be better prepared and reap the rewards. Healthy Economic Optimism for More Holiday Shopping A recent OpenX consumer poll was conducted to gauge consumer optimism for their holiday shopping plans.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

Trick or Treat? 4 Examples of Scam Emails

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
Throughout October, we’ve published a series of articles in observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. You may have noticed that “phishing emails” is a subject that continually reappears. The reason why is simple. There are many ways that cybercriminals can gain access to your life. One of the easiest is to convince you to click on an email link or download an attachment.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

3 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Cybersecurity Training

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
According to a recent survey, almost 70% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack in the previous year. If you also own or operate a small business, this statistic isn’t very encouraging. To avoid becoming a cyberattack victim, you should invest in the best possible security that you can, including: PCI-compliant payment processing Antivirus and firewall protection Software updates and security patches
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

How SMBs Can Leverage Email for B2B Payments

Posted on Oct 24, 2019
A recent Deloitte report provided insights into the opportunities and challenges of B2B middle market payments. This specific market of small and medium-sized businesses makes up a considerable part of the U.S. economy, but struggles to get the type of payments solutions they need despite the ongoing digital transformation of business.
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Topics: B2B, Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Not So Innocent After All: Stories of 5 Child Hackers

Posted on Oct 22, 2019
“It’s a Good Life” is a classic “Twilight Zone” episode in which a kid can read minds and transform adults into anything he wishes. The basic plot makes for great science fiction — especially for 1960s sensibilities. However, there are modern-day corollaries that exist in the real world. Many children today, for example, have the ability to hold adults hostage. Yet instead of using telekinesis or some strange alien power, the primary weapons of choice are just ordinary 1s and 0s (e.g., binary code).
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts

Protect Your Accounts From These 4 Mobile Banking Trojans

Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Welcome back to the next installment in our ongoing series on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (recognized every October). In previous articles, we covered: Cybersecurity habits to incorporate in your life right away. Cybersecurity careers worth exploring today and tomorrow. In this post, we’ll discuss one of the biggest threats affecting mobile banking — Trojan malware that cybercriminals use to steal financial data.
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Awareness, Consumer Education

Balancing Personalization and Security in Online Retail

Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Whether you are starting to think about your online retail strategy for the upcoming holiday season, or you want to make overriding changes to your customer experience, personalization will play a critical role. That’s because customers see personalization as a component of the overall experience they seek from your brand. According to Accenture, 44 percent of consumers are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

5 Cybersecurity Terms You May Not Know

Posted on Oct 10, 2019
  Malware, phishing, and viruses are all hacking terms that have already entered the mainstream vocabulary. Although the frequency of these types of attacks is on the rise, we’re also increasingly better equipped to protect ourselves precisely because we understand how these threats work and spread. Even Grandma knows not to click on links from Nigerian princes. The real danger lies in malicious attacks with which we are not as familiar.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

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