In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about cyberattacks against small businesses and how to protect yours, avoiding home office blues, SBA programs to encourage veteran’s and women’s entrepreneurship, and a great list of tips to use in virtual marketing. Let’s go!
- New cyberattacks target small businesses: USA Today reports on this disturbing trend through which “one gang has been using a uniquely insidious type of automated attack to inject malicious code on some 20,000 to 30,000 sites.” Which leads us to . . .
- Protect Your Business From Cybercrime: Business Week shares these tips for keeping your business safe from hackers, who just *love* small businesses as they think they’ll find pathetic security walls up around them. Prove them wrong, and stay safe!
- 10 Ways to Avoid the Home Office Blues: I’m not sure how many of you work at home (as I do), but sometimes being on your own sure can get lonely; here are some great ideas on how to conquer any potential pangs of home office loneliness.
- New federal set-asides for women and SBA Program Can Help Veterans: These two articles focus on efforts by the Small Business Administration to encourage entrepreneurship among women and veterans; if you fall into either or both of these categories, be sure to check them out.
- More Tips for the Online Entrepreneur: Small Business Trends serves up this excellent list of articles regarding online marketing, including topics such as monetization, affiliates, and the use of video to promote your business.
What’s new in your small business world this week?