Bay Area Business Briefings

Bay Area Business Briefings

Do These 4 Things To Grow Your Business

1. Don't Let Yourself Become Complacent
Success often leads to complacency. Businesses hit their stride, but that success isn't going to stick if you aren't constantly searching for new opportunities and adapting to change.

2. Have A Sense Of Urgency
In the early days of your business, you may have had a sense of urgency. You need customers to thrive, but as you grow, that urgency can fade. It ties right back to complacency. You need strict metrics and constant goals. Always pushing toward something new.

3. Watch The Economy - And Your Industry
The world is always changing, especially now. Things change globally, regionally, and locally. You need to be ready to adapt. Businesses that aren't ready to adapt to changes in the market or economy will be left behind.

4. Embrace Discomfort
New ideas can take some time to get used to, especially if they're game-changers. However, if you brush aside ideas because they make you uncomfortable or disrupt the status quo, then you may miss the greater benefit of those ideas.
Inc., March 11, 2020

 

Use These Steps To Protect Your Smartphone From Hackers

Update Your Phone And Apps
Just like you update your computer, you need to update your phone. Developers constantly update security patches. Like you, they want to stay ahead of the threats.

Lock Your Phone
Every smartphone comes with a bevy of security options to keep people out - except for you. Whether you use a passcode (the more complicated the password or PIN, the better) or biometrics (fingerprint or face recognition), you need to use something.

Avoid Public WiFi
Just as you wouldn't connect your laptop or tablet to unsecured public WiFi, you shouldn't connect your phone. If given the chance, hackers can and will try to access your phones and sensitive data. Consider using a VPN if you need to access public networks.
Digital Trends, Nov. 23, 2019