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By Tim Keenan and R.J. King dbusiness.com Small business owners and the general public are invited to a one-hour, no-cost MI-SBDC webinar at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 to discuss rising tensions between entrepreneurs and customers. The live panel discussion will feature experts from academic and business perspectives discussing ways to allay frustrations and foster civil...

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Small business cybersecurity is an important conversation, especially when we consider the types of data and information small businesses process and store. Despite these very real cyber concerns, cybersecurity is a real challenge for small businesses. With the vast varying types of small businesses, there is no one solution fits all when it comes to...

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If your small business utilizes PayPal, you will want to know about this PayPal phishing scam. Don’t allow yourself or your website to be part of the scam. According to BleepingComputer this cyber attack impacts both PayPal users and website owners. Cyber criminals are uploading a PayPal kit to unsecured WordPress websites. These PayPal kits...

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When thinking about cybersecurity we do not always think about paper receipts and insider threats, but we should. It is important to remember cyber threats can come from every direction, even from your own employees or co-workers. Cyber threats is also a term used that can be interchangeable with terms like information security or data...

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Get ready for the latest social engineering attack, deepfake job interviews. Last week the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) of the FBI published an alert on deepfake job interviews. What is a deepfake Deepfakes are a newer technology that allows someone to create a video with almost identical likeness and facial and body expressions of...

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It is time to secure your Mac computer. Did you know that your Mac computer is vulnerable to cybercriminals? I know from experience many Mac computer users thought they were immune to cyber attacks and that they didn’t even need antivirus software. This is not the case and it is time to secure your Mac....

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The decision to close your small business is never easy, but we're here to help you navigate the steps & requirements of closing up shop.

A cloud ransomware threat was recently discovered by Proofpoint. This cloud ransomware threat targets both Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft SharePoint. Proofpoint, performing regular cybersecurity research, found this vulnerability and reported on it. This particular threat will encrypt your data stored in the cloud, while minimizing your chances to recover it from previously saved versions. The...

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The Michigan SBDC helped the Ypsilanti Food Co-Op turn their volunteers into staff and expand their operations.

The Michigan SBDC helped Michigan small business owners Carol and Pete Sickman-Garner successfully launch their business Spun.

The Michigan SBDC helped small business owner Stacy Gamel achieve success with her business ComForCare Home Care.

Did you know that your web browsers need updates too? The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued an alert recommending users of Google’s Chrome browser to update to its latest version. This update applies to Windows, Macs, and Linux devices. This particular update addresses several vulnerabilities that allow a cyber attacker to take...

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The Michigan SBDC helped small business owners of Haverford Swim Lessons successfully launch their business and navigate COVID-19.

The rise of cryptocurrencies also means the rise of cryptocurrency scams and frauds. Are you aware of what these may look like? Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrote about some of the leading trends and stats about cryptocurrency scams. Here is a breakdown. The FTC says The FTC states that since 2021 over 46,000...

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Have you heard the term “ransomware as a service” and do you know what it means? Ransomware as a service is just that, ransomware cybercriminals can purchase and use to attack their desired targets. This allows a cybercriminal to use a sophisticated attack and allows them to not need to be an expert themselves.  What...

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A recent survey shows that email is one of the biggest factors in data loss for organizations. A report written from scmagazine.com states that 3 out of 5 IT experts have had their own organizations fall victim to data loss and theft through emails. This finding reinforces a previous study stating 80% of organizations faced...

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Michigan SBDC Clients & SBDC Region were honored at the 18th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards.