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Your website is often customers’ first impression of your small business. Here’s how to make sure it’s a good one.       Your company’s website is like your digital calling card—it could be the first interaction a new customer has with your small business. That’s why it’s worth keeping your website up to date and ensuring it makes the best first impression on prospects. Even if you get some help with your website, here are some important do’s and don’ts for small business owners. Follow these guidelines to put your best foot forward and step up your digital marketing game. Do: Make Your Contact Info Easy to Find Make sure to list your address, phone number and operating hours right on the homepage of your website. The easier it is for customers to call and visit your business, the better. Don’t bury that information on another page of the site. Do:…

New EMV initiative results in stores taking on Fraud liability. Is your Store now liable for credit card fraud? Annual costs of card fraud in the US alone are estimated at $8.6 billion per year and is increasing. Fraud is expected to impact mobile payments as well. Prior to October 2015, for most counterfeit card fraud that occurred at retailers’ in-store locations, liability was with the card issuers. Since October 2015, that liability has shifted to the merchants, in certain cases, unless they have replaced or upgraded their card acceptance and processing systems to use chip-enabled devices and applications to process payment transactions.It’s estimated that 40 percent of the world’s cards and 70 percent of its terminals deployed outside the US are already using the EMV standard. Are you Protected?Find out if you are protected from fraudulent liability today! Call 888-953-9224 today for a free consultation.        …

Windows 10 - Make Cortana Listen! Making Cortana's ears perk up Cortana’s finally made the leap to the PC in Windows 10, assuming control of the operating system’s search functions and dishing out just as much sass as the Windows Phone version. But by default, she doesn’t listen for your commands. If you’d like to be able to just bark commands at your PC, open Cortana by clicking the search field in the taskbar and select the Notebook icon in the left-side options pane. Select Settings from the list, then simply enable the “Let Cortana respond when you say ‘Hey Cortana’” option. You’ll need an active microphone for this to work, of course. While you’re poking around Cortana’s options, you can dive into the Notebook menu to fine-tune exactly what personal data Microsoft’s digital assistant can access. Remember, however, that like Google Now, Cortana’s effectiveness is directly related to how…


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