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5 tips for start ups

Starting a new business can be an exciting time! These first few footsteps into the world of business can be both exciting, and inherently critical to your success; gain a firm footing with the following quick-fire, fails-safe business tips.

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Pokemon Go - is the craze over?

Pokemon Go took the world by storm, but as quickly as it arrived it appears to have declined.

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Apple resists request from the FBI

Apple Inc. has continued to resist requests from the FBI to unlock the iPhone of a suspected terrorist. Earlier this month the company received a formal request to assist the law enforcement agency in unlocking the device. Apple devices have a security measure which wipes the devices memory if th...

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Why did Google change to Alphabet Inc.

At the end of 2015 Google Inc. made the surprise announcement that it would be restructuring the company.  A new entity called Alphabet Inc. would take the existing Google Inc, and also control another operating company into which Google could place its long shots, the experimental products ...

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Safe Harbor 2.0 Agreement Reached

Early this morning, EU and U.S. negotiators finalized a political agreement on a new Safe Harbor transatlantic data transfer agreement, according to POLITICO Europe’s Zoya Sheftalovich. European Union justice commissioner Vera Jourová is set to present the agreement to the European Comm...

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Safe Harbor 2.0 - arriving soon?

Information on the delays to the next version of Safe Harbor

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Why is Safe Harbor still being used?

In October this year an Austrian law student by the name of Max Schems earned his 15 minutes of fame. In a legal case brought against the Irish Data Commissioner he forced the European High Court to invalidate the Safe Harbor agreement. For the last 15 years the agreement has allowed US companies...

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The Importance of B2B Reviews

B2B, or business to business companies, are often neglected when it comes to customer reviews. While business to consumer companies often have hundreds of detailed reviews online, it can be very difficult to find reviews for B2B companies, which can make it difficult to find unbiased information abo...

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5 Tips For Effective Supplier Audits

You rely on your suppliers to deliver goods and services to sustain and keep your customers happy. Their business practices have a direct impact on your organization. Auditing suppliers is a necessary part of quality management. It makes no difference what business you are in. Auditing your supplier...

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Windows 10... its almost a parody

No one who has seen the latest Microsoft advert for Windows 10 could fail to gag.  The advert is... well awful. Full of stock imagery, and grandiose promises that a software company has no right to make. Its designed to be aspirational, but instead comes across as almost a parody of adverts....

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Supplier Due Diligence Checklist

There is a lot of stress behind finding the right vendor. There is a way to help you through this stressful and overwhelming process. You can use a “supplier due diligence” checklist to help you. This checklist is used to help make sure that the vendor is capable of doing the work requir...

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How to fire a supplier

Nobody likes the idea of having to fire an employee let alone a supplier. Sometimes the inevitable has to be done and we need to learn the right way to go about it. Listed below are a few steps to consider when you’re forced with a hard decision to fire your current supplier. How should I g...

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How to Turn a Small Business into a Large, Successful One

A small business needs to grow to achieve its full potential and the level of growth depends on you, the owner. In order to turn a small business into a large one, goals need to be set, you need to diversify and increase in size. As the business expands, it's important to develop strategies that...

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Compliance as a service

Ensuring vendor compliance is a key function of any business. It ensures that the suppliers you are entrusting with your company's data, IP or even reputation will be able to deliver the expected results.  Pivotal to the implementation of a compliance program is an experienced and knowle...

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Landing that first big customer

When you are in the early stages of starting a small business you look for ways to get your name out there to really constitute your product or service offering.  You look for ways to get the people that you talk to about your business to say, “Yes!”  Not only does getting thos...

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The Art of the Pivot

Pivoting your buisness idea is about the most emotional and difficult thing a business can do in the early days. Its accepting that business as usual can't go on, that the business plan or strategy you decided to follow has failed and that you need to find a new one. None of these are easy tasks...

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How to gain more customers for your small business

When establishing a small business or if you already have an existing business and you’re looking for ways on how to improve it and drive more clients and customers to purchase your products and services, there are more ways than one to do this without having to spend too much money and exerti...

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What is supplier compliance?

Supplier compliance is the process of ensuring that your suppliers not only comply with local laws and accepted practices, but that more specifically they comply with your companies standards and requirements. A modern company can have hundreds, even thousands of suppliers all over the world...

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Should you auto correct misspellings in comments

Its something that almost all popular sites will have to contend with, a barrage of comments, complete with misspellings and gramatical mistakes, but should your site automatically correct these, and if so where do you draw the line?

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Windows 10... too little to late?

Windows was once the jewel in Microsoft's crown, selling millions of copies each year. However that all began to change with the release of Windows Vista. To put it lightly it was a shoddy operating system, slow and cumbersome. What made things worse is that its predecessor, Windows XP, had be a roc...

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Ubers Ghost Cars

Uber, the controversial and poorly rated taxi company, has been forced to admit that its maps do not accuratly reflect actual drivers available. Instead the company has claimed that the maps are intended to show that there are cars available, not their location or how long they will take to get t...

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Whats it like to start a start up?

Starting a new company is like a battle, together you and your team are taking on the world. But whats it really like?

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Shanghai New Development bank launched

New Development Bank in Shanghai launched with initial capital allowance of $50 billion.

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Complex Threat Environment

Complex Threat Environments are defined as areas where new and existing threats form a complex response environment

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Registering a DBA

Registration of a DBA (Doing Business As) name on TrustBase enables your company to be found by its other names, not only its legal name. An unlimited number of DBA names can be added, and assigned using the Global Referencing System. The TrustBase DBA Registry is available for people to search and ...

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Onward transfer of data to suppliers

One of the key aspects of the Safe Harbor program regards the onwards transfer of data to third party suppliers. Under US laws a company can transfer responsibility for the privacy of data and personal information to its suppliers. In the event of a breach the supplier is responsible for the secu...

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Privacy Checklist for Vendor Contracts

The transfer of data to third party vendors requires certain clauses within the vendor contract. If using the TrustBase Data Transfer link, both companies must be enrolled in TrustBase. Once the link has been established data can be transferred in accordance with the PrivacyTrust requirements. ...

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Should you use SSL on all websites

Recently a number of search engines (led by Google) have indicated that SSL should be used as standard on all websites, even those not necessarily collecting financial data. This means that all users will establish an encrypted connection with the web server, and all traffic will be encrypted. Th...

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Whats the difference between an Incubator and Accelerator?

In the world of start up there are two types of set up you are likely to come across. The first as an Incubator, and second an Accelerator. While some people use these words interchangeably, and sometimes confuse them, the two are very different both in the type of company to be found within, and in...

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Supplier due diligence

While hiring a new supplier can often be a great opportunity to increase sales and expand your market, the risks of this decision are often over looked and improperly managed. Hiring a new vendor that does not truly have your best interest at heart will surely be detrimental to your success as a business.

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Top 5 mistakes start ups make

Top 5 mistakes start ups make

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Top mistakes start up makes

Top 5 Mistakes Start-ups Make You have a great idea to start up your own business. Ideas are one thing, but the actual process of starting up a business is a daunting one, and for good reason. As a novice entrepreneur, you are likely to make mistakes when trying to find your footing in the busine...

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How is TrustBases Trust Rating calculated?

The Trust Rating used on TrustBase is calculated from three main sources: 1. Client reviews 2. Key Performance Indicators 3. General Repuation   ...

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Vendor management system

Vendor management solutions offer a system to automate and incorporate vendor standards.

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Rocket fuel for your business

Trustbase is like rocketfuel for your business. Close more sales, win more contracts, please more customers with our advanced processes and platforms. Remove risk with Trustbase.

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How to grow a small business into a large businesss

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Growing a small business into a large one can be achieve through two main means. The first is growing organically. You create a produce people want, and then sell it at a price that people are willing to pay.  In turn, more customers buy your product, you generate more revenue, and profit, a...

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