The CBD Blog

Find peer advice, partner insights, and industry updates – all here in the CBD blog, ‘At The Helm’! With contributions from our entire team, we blog about the things that interest you.

How to Create an Effective Small Business Website

An effective website is an essential tool for small businesses today, enabling them to broaden their geographic reach and inexpensively market their products and services. In celebration of National Small Business Week, we’ve outlined current best practices for small business websites, as well as highlighted other technology-based tools to spice up your marketing mix.

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How to Create an Effective Small Business Website

An effective website is an essential tool for small businesses today, enabling them to broaden their geographic reach and inexpensively market their products and services. In celebration of National Small Business Week, we’ve outlined current best practices for small business websites, as well as highlighted other technology-based tools to spice up your marketing mix.

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Are You Using Chip Cards Yet?

Last October, the major U.S. card companies imposed a shift of liability for certain transactions. A recent study shows that almost half of retailers haven’t updated their equipment or processing systems to accept chip or “Europay, MasterCard and Visa” (EMV) cards. It also finds that many consumers are indifferent or uncertain about the benefits that chip cards offer. Here’s more about the pros and cons of EMV compliance.

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Are You Using Chip Cards Yet?

Last October, the major U.S. card companies imposed a shift of liability for certain transactions. A recent study shows that almost half of retailers haven’t updated their equipment or processing systems to accept chip or “Europay, MasterCard and Visa” (EMV) cards. It also finds that many consumers are indifferent or uncertain about the benefits that chip cards offer. Here’s more about the pros and cons of EMV compliance.

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Protect Your Accounts from Identity Theft and Fraud

Technology helps people share information and conduct business. But it also provides opportunities for dishonest individuals to commit fraud. Criminals continually find new ways to exploit the Internet, smart devices and social media for their personal gain. Here are simple ways for individuals to fortify their personal defenses, plus some insight into the latest technology-based frauds.

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Hiring Summer Help

It’s harder than ever for young people to find summer jobs. The government’s Summer Opportunity Project encourages employers to hire young adults for part-time or seasonal work. Doing so will help them earn money and learn valuable life lessons. Here are some ways you can partner with your local community to recruit, train and mentor young people this summer, plus details about a possible federal tax break and potential legal pitfalls to consider.

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Hiring Summer Help

It’s harder than ever for young people to find summer jobs. The government’s Summer Opportunity Project encourages employers to hire young adults for part-time or seasonal work. Doing so will help them earn money and learn valuable life lessons. Here are some ways you can partner with your local community to recruit, train and mentor young people this summer, plus details about a possible federal tax break and potential legal pitfalls to consider.

Read on CBD Spotlight >