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Information security experts say that these attempts will continue to be made, something that business owners can't afford to have happen to them.
4/10/2014
Despite concern, few working to prevent data breach
The Target breach hasn't resulted in people being more conscientious about their financial dealings, according to an AP-GfK poll.
 
Though it may come as a surprise, the U.S. is one of the few high income countries where paid vacation time is not a requirement.
3/28/2014
Few doctors get four weeks of vacation
Radiologists and anesthesiologists are the only doctors where at least half get to enjoy four weeks of time off from work, according to a new survey.
 
More Americans will likely head to fast casual dining hotspots in 2014.
3/14/2014
Fast casual dining experience proved to be popular
Mintel recently released its take on what foodservice trends will emerge in 2014.
 
As a general rule, workplaces appear to be getting more done thanks to fewer workers compensation insurance claims being filed due to an injury or serious illness.
3/4/2014
Poll indicates Tuesday top day for work productivity
Four in every 10 human resources managers in an Accountemps poll point to the second day of the week as the one where the most work gets done.
 
Potential consequences that they believed could take place included being fired, being teased or harassed by their fellow co-workers, as well as not receiving a promotion.
2/28/2014
One in 10 Americans hesitant to report job related injuries
A new survey from FindLaw.com says that 10% of adults have not informed their workplace after being hurt, worried as to what might happen if they did.
 
For example, in the northern city of Elyria, more than a dozen water mains broke inside of two weeks.
2/26/2014
Ohio businesses feel effects of damaging cold
The subzero temperatures in January forced many Ohio-based companies to close their doors temporarily in order to thaw out frozen water pipes.
 
As the DOJ defines it, identity theft is the misuse or attempted misuse of an existing account for underhanded purposes.
2/25/2014
Report: Identity theft pervasive threat in 2012
Nearly 10% of Americans over the age of 16 had their identities stolen two years ago, according to newly released government data.
 
No matter what industry entrepreneurs are now involved in, success is often determined by preparing for the unexpected - surprises that can come in a variety of forms.
2/5/2014
Career path trends for today's executives
A new poll finds that close to seven in 10 execs didn't foresee themselves in their current roles.
 
The poll also revealed that there's something consumers find to be special about buying local.
2/3/2014
Consumers prefer in-person shopping to web-based
Approximately 70% of shoppers say they would rather buy merchandise at a brick-and-mortar store than via the Internet.
 
Another issue for entrepreneurs, the study found, is malware, which is damaging software that's embedded stealthily in seemingly innocuous links that can cause serious problems for a network or personal computer.
1/28/2014
Mobile device popularity increasing security risks for businesses
A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute finds that cyber security is becoming more difficult to control due to increased Internet access on the go.
 
In the meantime, almost nothing advances at quite the kind of speed that technology does.
1/20/2014
Good help is hard to find
A survey performed by the Technology Council of North America finds that IT professionals are having a hard time finding quality talent.
 
The survey also found that financial planners spend a good portion of their working day in constant contact with customers, as 87% said that advising clients was their primary role.
1/17/2014
Poll: Financial planners love what they do
Survey data from the Certified Financial Board of Standards shows that the majority of financial advisors are highly satisfied with their career choice.
 
In 2012, more than half of small businesses had to deal with a cyber threat of some kind, many of which attacked companies’ sensitive organizational data.
1/15/2014
Cyber Security Awareness Month a success, but was it enough?
Hundreds of business owners joined the anti-cybercrime movement this past October, but concerns about Target's recent security breach emphasize the need for cyber protection.
 
It's clear to see that Americans are invested in ensuring that businesses are doing their part to become more green-friendly.
1/9/2014
Consumers expect environmental responsibility
A new survey from the Carton Council of North America shows why companies ought to make environmental awareness a priority.
 
While retailers in previous years have opened their doors on Thanksgiving, this was done to a greater extent this past holiday season - a move which proved to be a financially successful one.
1/6/2014
Sales soared during 'Black Weekend'
Door-buster discounts had their intended effect for Christmas 2013, evidenced by consumers spending more.
 
The poll, which questioned approximately 900 executives from companies that had an international presence, discovered that 93% of respondents intended to change their business profile in 2014 so that it was noticeably different compared to all the previous years in which they were established.
12/31/2013
2014 to bring rejuvenated business models
New polling data suggests than nine in 10 business owners want to makeover their business objectives and functions.
 
Job applicants are resorting to unique ways to land positions.
12/16/2013
Unique interview styles
From crafting a cover letter to resemble a wedding invitation, to performing a musical number, a CareerBuilder survey reveals some unique interview styles.
 
Millenials are most likely to inform hotel staff members if their wishes aren't being accommodated to their satisfaction.
12/13/2013
New generation of business travelers speak up
New study shows what 18-to-30-year-olds are like when traveling for business or pleasure purposes.
 
Shoppers are searching for more options from internet companies.
12/10/2013
Consumers expect strong service from e-retailers
As e-commerce spending increases, shoppers demand a higher standard from internet companies.
 
As cognizant and well informed many consumers may be about their nutrition, even clean labels don't guarantee they won't be affected by food poisoning.
12/9/2013
Consumers less certain about food safety
Fewer Americans are sure that what they're eating is pathogen-free, according to polling data.
 
Nursing home facilities tend to see the highest number of accidents and injuries among workers.
12/6/2013
Healthcare industry struggles with employee injuries
New research says that the healthcare sector saw a high prevalence of accidents in 2011 among workers.
 
Cyber Monday traffic in 2012 peaked right around 11:30 in the morning, followed by another strong surge of sales activity just after 9:00 p.m.
12/2/2013
Effectively preparing for Cyber Monday
The most important component of the event for online retailers is ensuring that the website will be able to handle added volume.
 
The following tips from CPN can help store managers and owners ready themselves for the flood of customers they may expect to see.
11/27/2013
Preparing for Black Friday
The busiest shopping day of the year requires proper planning.
 
Experts predict this holiday season will be a busy one for consumers.
11/25/2013
Holiday sales to outpace last year
With Dec. 25 rapidly approaching, Deloitte indicates consumers to be in the buying spirit.
 
While low prices can help draw consumers to their doors, companies must do more in order to be successful.
11/19/2013
Study: keys to customer satisfaction
A new analysis provides tips for what retailers can do to retain a loyal client base.
 
There’s something to be said for attending a two-year college prior to a four-year university.
11/18/2013
Two-year college leads to four
American Education Week is 11/18 and people around the country are looking to schooling to help prepare themselves for a more robust career.
 
More than nine in 10 Americans stated that the overall condition of a 

business's restroom is a telling indicator of whether or not company management holds its workforce in high esteem.
11/15/2013
Restroom cleanliness key indicator for businesses
How much a company treasures its employees can often be determined by how tidy the bathroom is, according to a recent poll.
 
The hospitality industry generated more than $39 billion in income last year.
11/6/2013
Hotel guest satisfaction soars
A J.D. Power analysis shows that many Americans have lots of good things to say about hotels.
 
Businesses ought to be aware of the eco-friendly preferences of consumers nationwide.
11/4/2013
Moms consider environmental awareness a key component of child-rearing
A recent survey reveals how many women with children want to instill a sense of eco-awareness into their young ones' lives.
 
Companies across the country should know paper towels are preferred over air dryers by many.
11/1/2013
Paper towels preferable to air dryers, study shows
Newly released analysis says that paper products are more sanitary than air-based dryers in the bathroom.
 
Becoming more eco-friendly is a chief concern for numerous companies nationwide.
10/28/2013
Businessowners prioritizing eco-efficiency
More than half of business professionals say environcentric management is important to them.
 
E-commerce sales in the second three-month period of 2013 totaled nearly $50 billion.
10/25/2013
E-commerce spending soars in second quarter
Economic experts say that it could be a record-breaking final six months for online retailers' sales growth.
 
Restaurant.com named the 25 best eateries for American cuisine.
10/24/2013
New list sure to bring increased volume for restaurateurs
Restaurant.com names 25 best eateries for American-style cuisine.
 
Business travelers need to be wary of supposedly free Wi-Fi services at airports.
10/15/2013
Business travelers warned of latest cyber attack
'Free Wi-Fi' access at the airport may not be what it seems.
 
Slow but steady hiring among employers throughout the nation is expected to occur in the latter half of 2013.
10/11/2013
Employers expected to hire more, but with some reservations
Temporary work employment is anticipated to increase by 10% in the second half of 2013.
 
More than half of businesses say they’ve been the victim of a cyber attack.
10/9/2013
Business owners: Cyber attacks greater hazard than severe weather
A new poll reveals that companies believe hackers trolling private business data are a bigger danger than severe weather.
 
Educational facilities seeing an increase in formal dress code policies
10/4/2013
School uniforms increasingly popular
A new poll suggests that more principals and school districts are mandating specific dress codes.
 
Construction companies may not be doing enough to keep their workers safe, research shows.
10/3/2013
Study: Construction firms opt to not use safety systems due to impact on work output
Details published in the journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers reveals that builders may not be doing enough to keep their employees safe.
 
The NAHB asked lawmakers to lighten up on certain regulations to improve their business.
10/2/2013
Builders ask lawmakers to ease up on regulations
The National Association of Home Builders asked legislators to get behind a law that the trade association says would be an advantage for small business owners.
 
Cloud technology has aided numerous businesses across the U.S.
9/30/2013
Cloud technology shown to be major boon for businesses
More companies are moving their infrastructures to the cloud, which has been paying off.
 
Sexual misconduct can occur anywhere from college campuses to offices.
9/25/2013
Fighting back against sexual misconduct
September 26 is RAINN Day, an observance period that reminds college students and parents of the dangers and prevalence of sex abuse.
 
Kitchen safety should be a prime area of concern for restaurant owners nationwide.
9/24/2013
Key steps to take in the kitchen
Iowa State University offers tips on proper sanitation procedures during National Food Safety Month.
 
The GAO reports many homeowners are securing extra flood coverage in the last decade.
9/23/2013
GAO: Dramatic rise in share of policyholders with maximum flood coverage
The Government Accountability Office reveals that many Americans buy extensive flood protection rather than a limited amount.
 
Optimism in the jobs market abounds, according to a new study.
9/19/2013
Randstad: Job seekers' confidence at five-year high
New polling data suggests that those who are on the hunt for work have great expectations their efforts will be successful this time around.
 
A number of homeowners nationwide feel they are prepared should a blackout occur.
9/18/2013
Most Americans say they're ready for a lengthy blackout
A Harris Interactive survey reveals that more than half of Americans would be ready for a prolonged power outage.
 
Health departments at facilities nationwide are finding it difficult to attract nurses to work for them.
9/13/2013
Help wanted: Health departments experiencing recruitment problems
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveals that nursing jobs aren't being filled expeditiously.
 
Hiring is picking up in numerous areas of the nation in recent months.
9/11/2013
Poll: NYC business owners hiring
Many New York-based firms are increasing the size of their ranks.
 
Parents nationwide will soon be shopping for their kids’ upcoming school year.
9/9/2013
Back-to-school season expected to be major boon for apparel retailers
New analysis shows that clothing shoppers will be out in full force this year as students head back to the classroom.
 
Sales appear to improve for companies when sales reps earn commission instead of bonuses.
9/4/2013
Study suggests commissions are better than bonuses
New analysis reveals how business owners may be able to encourage their staff to outperform.
 
Many business owners forgo hiring lawyers to help them deal with legal matters.
8/29/2013
Poll: Most business owners take legal challenges on their own
A recent survey indicates that businesses often go it alone when they're sued.
 
Summer is the prime time during which Americans consume hot dogs, a survey found.
8/27/2013
Survey: Millions of Americans confine their hot dog consumption to summer, grilling season
Nearly a quarter of respondents to a new poll say that they only eat frankfurters between June and September.
 
By volunteering, job-seekers may find it easier to secure employment.
8/21/2013
Volunteering often paves pathway to employment, study confirms
Recent analysis suggests that volunteering not only benefits companies but those who seek a full-time job as well.
 
Sales goals weren’t reached by many firms during 2012.
8/16/2013
Many businesses fell short of sales goal last year
Poor training may help explain why one-third of companies failed to reach their fiscal intentions in 2012, according to CareerBuilder.
 
Executives at companies nationwide may need to add more security measures to their businesses’ networks.
8/8/2013
Poll: Most companies misread prevalence of malicious software
Nine in 10 business owners think there are fewer malware attacks than there are in actuality.
 
Last year, more than 58 million Americans had malware on their home computers.
8/2/2013
Report: One in five Americans infected by malware in 2012
Consumer Reports reveals that nearly 60 million people in the U.S. were adversely affected by electronic worms.
 
Managers of daycare centers need to ensure their safety measures are up-to-standard.
7/31/2013
Indiana daycare centers operating under heightened scrutiny
Childcare services in Indiana now have to go through stricter protocols after an accidental drowning occurred in 2012.
 
Eye protection should be preached by employers to their workers.
7/22/2013
Make eye protection a priority
Government data shows just how frequently eye injuries occur at the workplace.
 
Business execs should take product recalls seriously.
7/19/2013
Recalls were quite common in 2012
PropertyCasualty 360 details some of the largest recalls that took place for businesses last year.
 
There are certain methods businessowners should take to reduce and prevent headaches.
7/15/2013
Summertime headaches and how to avoid them
Business owners planning an outdoor party for staff may want to consider the following suggestions from the National Headache Foundation.
 
Chefs may want to focus on safety during National Culinary Arts Month.
7/2/2013
How chefs can improve their workplace safety
Kick off National Culinary Arts Month with tips for how to keep chefs on the job.
 
The TRIA helped businesses affected by the events that took place at the Boston Marathon this year.
7/1/2013
The timely renewal of the Terrorist Risk Insurance Act
TRIA provides essential financial assistance for business owners after man-made disasters.
 
Businessowners should ensure their older staff members are working in a safe and sound office.
6/26/2013
Aging workforce requires more rigorous safety protocols
An insurance expert has produced a report aimed at helping businessowners maintain a safe workplace.
 
It’s best for people to remain indoors during a lightning storm.
6/24/2013
Safety tips to remember when thunder rolls
June 20 - 26 is Lightning Safety Week.
 
Employees who partake in company wellness programs may actually look forward to swimsuit season.
6/21/2013
Summer's here: Are you ready for swimsuit season?
Feeling self-conscious about their bodies, consumers say they're not eager to bare it all this summer.
 
The APF began a program to help company heads assist workers who are dealing with depression.
6/19/2013
How to get your workers back on the 'Right Direction'
The American Psychiatric Foundation recently unveiled a program to help company managers effectively deal with employees who struggle with depression.
 
Retention is a focus for businessowners nationwide this year.
6/17/2013
Retention fears high among business owners
Roughly four in 10 entrepreneurs say their primary worry is that crucial members of their staff will leave for another position.
 
Businessowners should use National Safety Month as a time to make sure their work environment is safe for employees.
6/12/2013
Businessowners urged to take part in National Safety Month
"Safety Starts with Me" is this year's theme, according to the National Safety Council.
 
Business owners need to have ample amounts of liability insurance for their companies.
6/11/2013
Texas fertilizer company dangerously underinsured
Business owners for the company that was destroyed by an explosion on April 17 had just $1 million of liability insurance.
 
Migraines affect many workers nationwide.
6/7/2013
Study: Migraine sufferers at increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Businessowners are encouraged to heighten their understanding of debilitating conditions like migraines.
 
Restaurant owners need to ensure their staff keeps allergies of patrons in mind at all times, not just during graduation season.
6/6/2013
Allergy-free foods to consider serving for graduation
The overwhelming majority of food allergies originate from eight foods.
 
Having emergency supplies with you during a hurricane, including a first-aid kit, is imperative.
5/28/2013
Ready or not, hurricane season is here
May 26th marks the beginning of Hurricane Preparedness Week.
 
The East Coast could be affected by roughly a dozen hurricanes and severe storms this year.
5/24/2013
Heightened risk for hurricane to affect mainland, Colorado researchers say
Colorado State University scientists project an increased probability for major storm formation.
 
Work-from-home policies are becoming more commonplace at many companies.
5/22/2013
Questions to ask before prohibiting work-from-home
In the wake of the ban implemented by Yahoo, Aon Hewitt says business owners should weigh all their options when dealing with the virtual workplace.
 
Providing employees with deals to local gyms is one perk bosses across the U.S. are offering their workers.
5/16/2013
Three perks that can help retain employees
Inc. Magazine says these benefits can keep workers where they are.
 
Companies all over the U.S. are becoming subjected to cyber attacks, including LivingSocial.
5/9/2013
LivingSocial latest victim of cyber warfare
The deals and discount website's security systems were recently breached, exposing bare users' personal data.
 
The economy is still causing many employers to cease from hiring new workers.
5/3/2013
Hiring intentions put on hold for most employers due to rocky economy
Business owners say that they likely won't make any major recruiting efforts over the next several months.
 
Living green isn’t as easy as it sounds, a poll finds.
4/22/2013
Going green: Are you practicing what you preach?
Despite being aware of the importance of the environment, few are following through in their daily dealings.
 
Business owners should think long and hard about securing flood insurance.
4/18/2013
Three things business owners can do to prepare for flood season
The Insurance Information Institute provides entrepreneurs with some suggestions for how to stay protected.
 
The potential for a fire needs to be on the minds of those who work in restaurants.
3/14/2013
Safety tips for restaurant staff
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers restaurateurs safety recommendations for their waiters and chefs.
 
Female business leaders are confident in market conditions, a report finds.
3/7/2013
Strong sentiment about economy among women business owners
An overwhelming majority of women who serve as heads of companies are confident about business conditions moving forward.
 
Some business owners don’t think cyber attacks will happen to their business.
2/28/2013
Business owners continue to think they're not at risk for cyber threats
Only 20% of company CEOs believe they could be impacted by IT theft.
 
Mergers and acquisitions may be commonplace in the U.S. this year.
2/22/2013
Mergers, acquisitions to be common in 2013
Polling data shows that many business owners are bullish about amalgamating with another company.
 
Many U.S. business owners are middle-aged, a report finds.
2/6/2013
Business owners typically under 50 years of age
A new report says the world's entrepreneurs tend to be in their 30s and early 40s.
 
Many restaurants will be packed on Super Bowl Sunday.
1/31/2013
Restaurants prep for a busy Super Bowl Sunday
The National Restaurant Association says eateries will be highly patronized on February 3.
 
Not many Americans understand what DDoS means.
1/2/2013
Few know what DDoS means, new survey shows
A recent poll indicates that less than one in five Americans have an understanding of what distributed denial of service attacks are.
 
Many business owners aren’t aware of potential for cyber attacks.
12/18/2012
Companies largely unfamiliar with cyber attacks
A new poll indicates many business owners lack an understanding of the biggest internet security threats in their industry.
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