Did You Know: FTC Proposes New AI Protections

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would prohibit the impersonation of individuals, according to a media release. The proposed rule changes would extend protections of the new rule on government and business impersonation that is being finalized by the Commission. The agency is taking this action in light […]Read More

Small-Business Trends to Look for in 2024

Another year has begun. For small-business owners, that means the time to get moving is now. While no one can predict exactly what the future will hold, there are plenty of trends entrepreneurs can monitor to stay prepared for challenges and opportunities in the days ahead. With potential impacts for both day-to-day operations and the […]Read More

Did You Know FTC: Fraud Reports Top $10 Billion

Newly released Federal Trade Commission data show that consumers reported losing more than $10 billion to fraud in 2023, marking the first time that fraud losses have reached that benchmark. This marks a 14% increase over reported losses in 2022. Consumers reported losing more money to investment scams—more than $4.6 billion—than any other category in […]Read More

Getting Ready to Go Global With Your Business

If you’re a business owner looking to expand your markets, there’s a whole wide world out there. And the U.S. Small Business Administration is ready to get you acquainted with it. According to the SBA’s website, the agency’s district offices and Local Resource Partners can help with federal programs and services nationwide. Businesses can contact […]Read More

Did You Know Healthcare Workforce Tops Census Employer List?

Despite ongoing shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers, the healthcare and social assistance sector accounted for the most employees, 22.1 million (15.8%) of 140 million total employees, and had the most annual payroll, $1.3 trillion (14.9%) of $8.6 trillion in 2022, according to the 2022 Economic Census released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The […]Read More

Best Practices for Preventing Cyber Attacks

At the Conference on Measuring Cyber Risk in the Financial Services Sector in Boston earlier this month, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman for Supervision Michael Barr reminded bankers the threat from digital piracy is very real. This is good advice for business owners in general as well. “Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and we can […]Read More

Did You Know Milking Robots are Becoming More Popular?

The traditional image of the milkmaid bringing fresh milk from dairy cows was long ago replaced by mechanical milking machines. But in today’s high-tech world, milking robots are the next big thing, and the market is expected to top $5.3 billion in the next five years, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. The growing demand […]Read More

Did You Know Florida Has a Lot of Aggressive Drivers?

For those whose spirits are less bright with the end of the holiday season, there is at least one reason to be thankful in the new year. According to GasBuddy, Florida is home to two of the Top 10 cities with the most aggressive holiday drivers. According to the annual GasBuddy aggressive driver study, Orlando […]Read More

Make Year-End Donations Safe and Secure

[wp_ulike style=”wp-ulike-pro-default”] When you decide to support a cause you care about, you want your donation to count. Doing some research and planning your giving can help ensure your donations get where they’ll do good. Here are tips to help you plan your donation– and avoid scams.  First, search online for information about the charities […]Read More

Did You Know Robot Bartenders are now a Thing?

It’s finally possible to get cafe and bar-quality drinks at home. Frazy, a café and bar-quality custom beverage startup, recently announced plans to debut its FrazyBot, the world’s first robotic beverage machine at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The machine can make fresh, customized specialty drinks including coffees, tea, cocktails and more, […]Read More