How should your small business report a data security breach?

How should your small business report a data security breach?
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According to government estimates, 43% of UK businesses suffered a cyber attack in the 12 months to December 2017, as revealed by the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018. The most common attacks were fraudulent emails, followed by cyber criminals “impersonating an organisation online” and malware and virus attacks. The statistics for large businesses were even more alarming, with 72% of

What is a disruptor and could your small business become one?

What is a disruptor and could your small business become one?
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In recent years, “disruptor” has been a much more widely used term. According to US entrepreneur and best-selling author Tony Robbins, business use of the term “disruption” really “took off with [Harvard Business School Professor] Clayton M. Christensen’s 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma”, which introduced the idea of “disruptive innovation”. Robbins says Christensen used the term when talking about how

What do investors look for in a small business?

What do investors look for in a small business?
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At some stage you may need to attract external funding to grow your business. This could be through a business bank loan, crowdfunding, accelerators, angel investors or venture capital, among other options. But what do outside investors look for and how can you attract the right partners? The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) believe the key thing investors look at