We show 6 matches. These are blogs from our archive for 5/2018

5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

When Hair Coloring Goes Horribly Wrong

Posted: 5/18/2018

When Hair Coloring Goes Horribly Wrong

Have you ever received bad service at a salon? A bad haircut, color job, weave, relaxer, or perm cannot only ruin your day, but can cost a pretty penny to fix. This is the predicament a Georgia customer found herself in after visiting Collage Salon....Read more

Tags: salon

California Companies Warned of Recent Cyber Attack

Posted: 5/14/2018

California Companies Warned of Recent Cyber Attack

A cyber attack that occurred on March 13, 2018, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. is believed to have infected more than two thousand computers and electronic devices. The threat prompted California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and the Department of Justice, to issue an alert and contact several California companies, asking that they warn their customers that they may be affected....Read more

Tags: malware, security breach

Funding Your Small Business

Posted: 5/9/2018

Funding Your Small Business

Making sound and informed financial choices can help your business thrive. There are many choices when looking to fund your business needs. We’ll examine a few and provide resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses to consider....Read more

Tags: small business, loans, financing

Kim’s Catch: Wish.com

Posted: 5/7/2018

Kim’s Catch:  Wish.com

For some bargain shoppers, the app is a dream come true. Others, however, are left wishing they never clicked the shopping cart to begin with....Read more

Tags: mobile apps, delivery issues, delivery of wrong product, refunds

Online Directory Service Tries to Swindle Small Business

Posted: 5/4/2018

Online Directory Service Tries to Swindle Small Business

Small business owners should be on alert for invoices being sent out from Local Eco Pages, Inc., an Internet directory provider. A member of Business Consumer Alliance was recently sent an invoice by email from Local Eco Pages, Inc., demanding payment of $1,455.72 for online advertising and web optimization services. This puzzled the owner, who operates a driving instruction school in Washington, because he never did business with Local Eco Pages. ...Read more

Tags: scam, small business, invoice

What to Consider Before Hiring a Subcontractor

Posted: 5/3/2018

What to Consider Before Hiring a Subcontractor

When you’re looking to complete a home improvement job, it may be necessary to hire a subcontractor for specialized tasks. A skilled and qualified subcontractor can bring their know-how and help get the project done right. Here are a few things to help you choose a reputable subcontractor....Read more

Tags: contractors, subcontractors, home improvements, tips