Updates and Security

Everyone knows that keeping your computer and anti-virus up to date is important.

What most people miss is that with Microsoft and Windows their products only get updated once a month. With the ever-changing nature of the internet and the endless wave of threats; hacking, malware and ransomware. We recommend using third party anti-virus software to keep your information as safe as possible. There are many options available to you and we would love to discuss these options with you.  BRP-IT recommends using Spybot™ ; this program provides updates once a week for the free version, and multiple updates a day for the paid version!

For additional information see:

www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/rsks/cmmn-thrts-eng.aspx

www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/pc-security/updates-faq.aspx

www.safer-networking.org/

 

 

Business Solutions

Heard of the Global Cyber Attacks? Did you know you’re at Risk too?

Reminder! BRP Has an IT Department!

 After serving five years in the United States Marine Corp, Mason Reid is bringing his technical knowledge to you and your business! He is trained in computer, telephone, and network repair.

We are offering a variety of custom IT services for you and your business, including a free diagnostic for your first time!

If you have any questions, or are interested in setting up your first appointment, please call us at (321) 236-2771 or e-mail;

mason@brp-it.com

Our BRP-it manager Mason sent us this awesome article that has valuable information about your computer’s protection and all the risks we face now, and will face in the future. We’re touching on some major points he’s focusing on to keep you updated and keep your information safe.
This article was written by David E. Sanger, Sewell Chan and Mark Scott, for the complete article, visit this page.

You may have heard about the recent cyber attacks that affected large corporations such as FedEx, Microsoft, and many foreign countries. What you may not have known is that it is still a threat to not just your personal computer, but to your business and your clients as well. One of the biggest factors is not being protected properly or updating your malware. Most of the attacks have been outside of the US but there is no telling if this will continue to be the case.

So, what can you do?

Never click on a any suspicious e-mail or links: A hospital had to pay roughly $900,000 to repair a breach that was caused by an employee clicking on an unsafe web link. Doing this opens your computer up to many security risks! Although your cost might not be this high, it can be detrimental to your personal information whether financial, personal, client information, etc.

Update your software and protection regularly: According to the article, British government was spending about $64 million to improve cyber security because most computers were still running on outdated software. It’s that important! Making sure that your computer is as protected as possible is never a waste of time or money. The benefits most certainly outweigh the costs.

Why outsource something as simple as paying your employee?

Full Service Payroll at Business Resource Partners

We would like to start introducing you to our services, starting with the detailed overview and the benefits of our Full Service Payroll.

To Contact Us for questions or to start your payroll services, please click here or one of the images below.

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Branding – the often overlooked revenue booster

Whether you offer a service or a product, branding and product recognition are key factors of success. Create an image that represents your company and creates this brand recognition, by creating a consistent image of the following:

– Logobrands-of-us

– Website

– Social Media Accounts

– Telephone answering phrase

– Customer service guidelines

greasemonkeylogoThe best example for the importance of branding was shown in a recently aired episode of Shark Tank – a startup company pitched their “Grease Monkey Wipes” cleaning wipes to the sharks on stage and walked away with an incredible investment deal. You would think with major brands flooding the market with cleaning wipes; what made them so special to land this deal? Both of them were very passionate about their product, but what set them apart was their trademarked logo that was consistently visible throughout the entire presentation, product and the presenters! They were wearing “Grease Monkey Wipes” cycling jerseys and their product was dominated by a very memorable logo, in addition to pamphlets and banners. Everything during these few minutes on stage was geared toward brand recognition. As this blog proves… their brand has definitely left a memorable impression!

Small Business & The Affordable Care Act

We are in the second year of the Affordable Care Act being fully implemented, however, for most of us this Act has brought more confusion, as to the available options small business owner have. A great resource for questions suited toward Small Business Owners is made available by the Small Business Administration.

On July 21th, 2016, the SBA is hosting a free webinar, “Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Business Employers”. “SBA, the Department of Health Human and Services, and Small Business Majority have teamed up for a free webinar series where small employers can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their organization and SBAemployees. Topics covered include the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and Employer Shared Responsibility and new employer reporting requirements.” (SBA.gov)

To take advantage of this offering, you can follow the link below.

https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/small-business-health-care

 

References
SMA Southern Medical Association. (2015, 01 21). Affordable-Care-Act-800×5401-400×270.jpg. Retrieved 07 14, 2016, from http://sma.org/ppaca-tax-return-fact-sheet/
U.S. Small Business Administration. (2016). SBA.gov. Retrieved from Managing Business: Small Business Health Care: https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/small-business-health-care