Big Attacks Against Small Business

If I had a dollar for every time a small business concluded that cyber attacks wouldn't target them, I'd be a rich man! Even now in 2019, there is a strong headwind of thought that small businesses aren't targeted by cyber attackers because they aren't a 'juicy enough' target.

This is simply false.

Every year, telecommunications giant Verizon releases the Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). This report consolidates data from security incidents across multiple sectors and provides one of the best views of attacks we have.

Jump on The Podcast Wagon

If you are in business and you are not yet offering your own podcast it’s time to do just that! I have been hosting my Motivational Moments podcast since 2005 and SBCN Small Biz podcasts since 2012.

It’s a lot easier now to offer your own podcast than when I got started all those years ago. 2019 is the year of the podcast, they have definitely become mainstream and the benefits of offering your own podcast are many.

Flyer Delivery Early Lessons - A Cautionary Tale

Since a very young age, I have been literally surrounded by flyers, magazines, post cards and other printed products. Imagine me, a short kid, looking up at a huge tower of papers to deliver, every month. This tower was taller than I was and precariously leaning against our garage door in my old neighbourhood. Sometimes more than even the one pile, all needing a speedy delivery. This was my introduction to the world of print where the smell of the printed page and my  blackened hands from the ink transfer, seems to have engaged my course and put ink in my blood, so to speak.

Get Coding

I was recently watching a presentation from analyst firm Gartner, during which the presenter talked about us having moved to a ‘data economy’ from an ‘oil’ economy of years gone past. Data now being the major economic commodity.

The Right Questions to Ask as an Entrepreneur

Business questions are common to me. As the owner of a few businesses, co-host of a TV show called “The Small Business Show” and a live YouTube broadcast called SBCN TV, an author, a mentor, and the sponsor of a well-established business network, I deal in questions about small business practically all day long.

What I’ve noticed is that they tend to fall into 2 distinct categories — one that puts more work on your plate and one that can eliminate much of your overwhelm and help you take big strides forward.

9 Ways to Get Back on Track Today

Once upon a time, not that long ago, you were motivated, energized and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. You exercised, you ate clean, and nothing was going to get in the way, not even all the saboteurs that seem to be all around you. This time, you were going to do it!

Choosing a Business Coach

With a multitude of resources available online and elsewhere, finding a business coach is rather easy. However, finding the right coach for you and your business is another matter. 

What key qualities should you look for in the person who will guide you through your business decisions and help propel your business to new heights?


As an IT solution provider, I feel it is important to try and or use everything that I recommend to my clients.  Doesn’t matter if it is hardware, software or processes if I wouldn’t use it, I won’t sell it.  One of my business goals for 2019 is to re-evaluate and add-on to my layered security package and make sure it is still covering all possible threats to protect my clients’ data.