Our Brave New World

We've had Roombas running around homes for several years now, sweeping and vacuuming floors. It's easy to think of the gizmos as early versions of Rosie, the Jetson's robot maid. But even George Jetson did his own driving (or flying, actually). But times are changing.

About those New Credit Cards with the Chips …

Sometime in the past year, your credit card company probably sent you a new card -- one with an obvious chip installed on the front. (If you have not received one, don't worry, you will.) The new cards are rolling out to help improve security against fraud by encrypting customer data and by creating a one-time, unique code when used at a chip-enabled register.

Prevention is Better than Insurance

If you deal with sensitive customer data and information, you may have considered purchasing "cyber insurance." For those unfamiliar with the term, the International Risk Management Institute explains, "Cyber and privacy policies cover a business' liability for a data breach in which the firm's customers' personal information, such as Social Security or credit card numbers, is exposed or stolen by a hacker or other criminal who has gained access to the firm's electronic network.

Nine Ways to Make Managing Business Finances Easier

The tax-filing deadline is upon us. If you've recently had some uncomfortable conversations with your accountant, you may be wondering how to make the process go more smoothly in the future. You could start by using the following financial management tools and practices:

Accounting Software - You've probably heard of QuickBooks, but there are other excellent alternatives on the market as well.

Setting Goals, Not Rainbows, Is the Way to Your Pot of Gold

Maybe on March 17 you can count on the luck of the Irish, but we at SynchroNet prefer to put our faith in planning for success with proven, repeatable processes-e.g. The SynchroNet Way. And how, exactly do we know what constitutes that success? That's where goals come into play:

Set goals that truly provide motivation - Too often, we feel pressure to do things because other people believe it's what we should do, or we set goals in accordance with some mathematical algorithm for success.