Accounting Tips

The holiday season is upon us.  Department stores have taken down Halloween and have almost completely skipped over Thanksgiving to begin displaying Christmas decorations.  If you haven’t already started thinking about your holiday gift giving, you could find yourself scrambling at the last minute – and that’s never good.  Before you know it, you’re rushing “willy-nilly” through the aisles of the department store and grabbing up anything you can find without considering the cost.  So, here are some tips to surviving the holidays without breaking the bank.

Set a budget

I know I say this all the time – budget, budget, budget.  We’re not talking about your annual household budget here – just your holiday budget.  Set aside your desire to get everyone on your list exactly what they ‘want’ and be honest with yourself about what you can responsibly afford.  We’ll talk about creativity and bargain hunting later.  Right now, be realistic about

You might not be able to hire a full-time cybersecurity specialist or install top-of-the-line software, but protecting your business’s data doesn’t necessarily need to be complicated or expensive

There were nearly 42,000 online security incidents around the world over the past year. And about 43 percent of those targeted small businesses. That means that small businesses are more likely than any other entity to fall victim to data breaches and cyber-attacks.

These incidents can lead to financial loss, stolen customer data or compromised proprietary information. So, it’s essential that you take steps to lessen your chances of falling victim to cyber-attacks, and to lessen the impact if you do.

However, small businesses also tend to have fewer resources to avoid these attacks than large enterprises and government entities. For example, you might not be able to hire a full-time cybersecurity specialist or install top-of-the-line software. But protecting your business’s data doesn’t necessarily need to be complicated or expensive. Here are some

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