Q: Much has been written recently about identity theft and hacking of individual email accounts. As a small business owner should I be concerned about my business being compromised by these cyber criminals?
Q: I am a relative newcomer to Richmond and do not have many contacts here. I need guidance in selecting the right insurance for my small business. Any suggestions you can offer will be appreciated.
A: The first step is to select a qualified insurance agent. If you are new to the area, you should solicit recommendations from other business owners. Local trade associations and the Chamber of Commerce are a good source for references.
Becoming more energy efficient is more than simply being a good citizen. For a business, it can be the equivalent to reducing costs - which can increase profitability and cash flow. Here are a few programs that can assist you.
Affiliate marketing can help your small business. This presentation talks about how affiliate marketing works, how to find affiliates that are appropriate for your business, and how to pay them once you've found valuable partnerships. This presentation was presented by a SCORE volunteer, Alisa Wilcox.
Meet new SCORE mentor Jim Brener. Jim is a native Lancastrian who began his career in Wholesale Industrial Paper Distribution with a degree from Western Michigan University, with majors in Paper Technology and Business and minors in Chemistry and General Social Sciences. He put that degree to work in a wholesale paper, plastic and janitorial products distribution business.