Good privacy is good business. All Canadian businesses are required by law to create their own privacy policies that outline how they collect, use and disclose personal information about individuals. Individuals have the right to see what information has been collected from them
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the use of blogs can make a difference to your business.
Do you store and control all your data on company computers or do you also use on-line providers such as Gmail, PayPal or SOS Online Backup? While using Internet (“cloud computing”) services to save your business time and money, it is important to understand the potential risks.
The Competition Bureau successfully sued a number of companies for the deceptive marketing of Business Directories. It wanted a judgement that victims be compensated for their loss. They won!
Be careful when signing a commercial lease. It is not just a residential lease with a few extra terms and conditions. It is a major investment that can add value to your business or become a significant cause of worry.
Protect your logo and your intellectual property with a trademark or patent.
There are many benefits to playing music at your business, but you can’t pop in a CD or stream from on-line without giving consideration to the copyright of the artist or creator. The Copyright Board of Canada requires anyone who plays music in public, including businesses, to obtain licences.
As a business owner, you are likely often asked to donate money to charities, but are you confident your money is going where you think? Being informed will help you make decisions on when to give and the confidence that you are helping who you want to be helping.
Doing business online can expand your reach to new customers around the world and provide greater convenience to your local customers, but it also comes with risk. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has made available a series of articles featuring simple steps you can take to improve your business system’s “cybersecurity”.
The latest series of Canadian bank notes, with their new security features, has largely driven the casual counterfeiter out of business. Most of today’s counterfeiting is being carried out by organized crime. They have access to the financial resources and expertise needed to attempt to reproduce a passable version of the new bank notes.
If your business accepts debit and credit cards there is a lot to know; including your rights and responsibilities. Find out the details here.
Most of us think our chances of being hit with a major disaster are remote. Yet it can happen. In a few steps, find out how to prepare so your business is protected.
Have you received high-pressure offers for debit/credit card processing? Find out how to assess if the offer is legit and how to deal with the frequent calls.
We want to help prevent fraud in your business. Find out how you and your staff can recognize it, report it and stop it.