Small Business News for August 17 2017

Three major benefits of guest blogging in online media

When we know something really well, sometimes we jump ahead a couple steps when we’re explaining it. So this week, we’re taking a step back and covering a …

Small Business Development

The Office of Small Business Development has the people and tools to help you build your small business in Boston. Through our online resources and in-person services, we connect you with the right people or appropriate city agencies to provide assistance with permitting, licensing and other business challenges you might have.
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Identifying smallbusiness fraud Not seeing the whole picture can hurt your bottom line An Experian white paper Identifying small-business fraud Executive summary Among fraud topics, small-business fraud and the challenges organizations face in identifying and mitigating these losses frequently are overlooked and are not well-understood. Combined with the fact that business fraud is estimated to be three to 10 times more profitable than consumer fraud, business fraud has become a growing concern for organizations. The Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System, a nonprofit fraud prevention association in the United Kingdom, recently reported that account takeover fraud showed the most significant growth of any fraud category in 2008, resulting in an unprecedented 207 percent year-over-year increase. Fraud risk exposure quadrant High Shell companies Commercial bust-out Business identity theft Account takeover Never pays Complexity Low Frequency High Challenges faced in identifying small-business fraud Creditors face multiple challenges in identifying small-business fraud. Incorporating the following best practices can reduce both the frequency and the severity of small-business fraud losses: Start simple: Verify basic contact information of the business and business owner Analysis of known business fraud records conducted by Experian’s Decision Analytics team indicated that a sizable portion of small-business fraud can be identified through simple demographic verification.
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10 Ways to Market Your Small Business on a Shoestring Budget

While traditional advertising methods are costly and hard to measure, small businesses have never had greater access to cost-effective, trackable marketing tools. Here are ten marketing strategies that can help you market your small business on a shoestring budget. Then search for opportunities to get in front of your customer with your marketing message. One of the ways you can do that is by keeping in touch with people through email marketing. If you give a customer a coupon for a discount to use on future business, there’s a high probability they’ll be back.
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