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Security Systems for Reducing Employee Theft at Quick-Service Restaurants

There are unique challenges when it comes to reducing employee theft at quick-service restaurants. Margins are thin, turnover is high, and almost everything is a consumable. While many businesses focus on external theft, restaurants face a significant risk from their own employees. According to the National Restaurant Association, up to 75% of inventory shortages and 4% overall sales are lost due to

November 24th, 2020|Franchise, Small Business|

Minimizing Your Data Risks with Secure Passwords

Business owners must strike a careful balance between maintaining easy access to digital files and safeguarding the business’s confidential data. Hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, which means it’s more important than ever to use secure passwords for all your files and devices.

To stay safe, your business’s password security must evolve to keep pace with advancing risks. Make sure you understand

How to Screen Volunteers: 8 Tips to Follow When Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers help contribute the skills, manpower and enthusiasm your organization needs to succeed without breaking the bank. But bringing new volunteers into your Post also presents risk, and that’s why all Posts need to screen volunteers.

We would all like the believe volunteers get involved in causes and organizations for the right reasons, but this isn’t always the case. Poor decision-making, dishonesty and

November 24th, 2020|Non-Profit|

What to Know About Third-Party Delivery Services

You may have noticed that demand in the food delivery industry is exploding. Even before COVID-19, more and more consumers were ordering delivery. With new health and safety guidelines, most quick service restaurants are considering adding delivery service or working with third-party delivery services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats.

But it’s important to understand some of the risks that come with offering

November 24th, 2020|Franchise, Small Business|

Forming a Cyber Attack Response Plan

Cyber attacks are common and damaging for businesses. Yet many businesses do not have a sufficient cyber attack response plan of what to do in the event of a cyber attack. Even with the increasing frequency and cost of cyber incidents, as many as 34% of businesses don’t have a formal response plan applied uniformly across their entire

September 25th, 2020|Financial, Legal, Small Business|

The Extensive List to Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

In franchises across the country, preventing slips, trips and falls is a priority because they are a leading cause of injury. Both franchise employees and customers are at risk. The result of a slip, trip or fall can range from mild to severe. However, most of these accidents can be prevented with proper awareness of the hazards and the right safety precautions.

Here

September 25th, 2020|Franchise|

Preparing Businesses for Hurricane Season

While you hope your business will not face severe weather during hurricane season, it always pays to be prepared. NOAA forecasts a busy Atlantic hurricane season from June through November 2020, with 13–19 named storms and 3–6 major hurricanes.

Considering the risks, proactively preparing businesses for hurricane season is a must. Here are steps you can take

August 11th, 2020|Franchise, Small Business|

How to Stay Safe Outside in the Heat

It’s the height of summer, and many people are excited to be spending more time outdoors after COVID-related closures. But along with the fresh air and sunshine there is extreme heat that can be dangerous to your health.

As your organization schedules activities outdoors this summer, make sure to take the heat into account. It could mean the difference between a fun and

August 3rd, 2020|Additional Groups, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Top Business Risks Are Cyber Related

Businesses face a variety of risks in the 21st century. But for many, no threat is more pressing that the risk of a cyber-attack. A recent industry report has announced that the world’s top business risks are cyber related. The dangers of cyber-attacks, data theft and cyber fraud are expected to be a concern for businesses

August 3rd, 2020|Small Business|

Top Four Cyber Risks Faced by Law Firms

Law firms and lawyers face risks from doing business online every day. Email communications, digital files, privileged client and business records and sensitive financial transaction information are all attractive to hackers. To stay safe online, it’s important to know the risks, minimize exposure and protect against potential impacts. Here are the top four cyber risks faced by law firms in 2020.

1. Crypto-Jacking

July 14th, 2020|Legal|