The Price of a Bad Business Reputation

Brand reputation and perception is an important and often over looked aspect of business's success. From word of mouth to online reviews, a negative brand perception can effect the success of your business.

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Dixons Carphone says 10 million accounts may have been hacked

(Reuters) — Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.2 million.

It was the second major cyber attack in three years on the company, which has about 22 million customers in the U.K. and Ireland. It apologized to customers on Tuesday and said that an investigation into the hacks was nearly complete.

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OSHA cites grain bin operator after fatalities

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Wichita, Kansas-based Gavilon Grain L.L.C. after two workers were fatally buried in a soybean storage bin.

According to media reports of the Jan. 2 incident, two men were buried under at least 20 feet of grain in a concrete grain elevator for nearly two hours.

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How A Name Can Make Or Break Your Business

An exciting part of starting a business or launching a new product is choosing a name.https://www.forbes.com/sites/artneill/2017/12/11/protecting-your-businesss-brand-starts-with-the-name/#137e76507919

 

Epic Brewing Sues Eddyline Brewing Over "Epic" Trademark

The craft-beer industry prides itself on collaboration and congeniality, so it's always disheartening to see two small companies, especially those in Colorado, go after each other in court. But in the end, business is business.http://www.westword.com/restaurants/epic-brewing-sues-eddyline-brewing-over-epic-trademark-9681363

 

 

3D Printing Gives Hackers Entirely New Ways to Wreak Havoc

3D printing is on the verge of mainstream adoption, which will mean a fundamental shift in manufacturing. The driving force is not improvements to the technology, although those are also important, but rather a transformation in the industry’s business model.https://hbr.org/2017/10/3d-printing-gives-hackers-entirely-new-ways-to-wreak-havoc?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social

 

 

Lax Online Security Can Destroy Your Brand Overnight

Managing your brand in the twenty-first century can be a tremendous challenge. Many factors impact your reputation, which is of growing concern for most entrepreneurs.https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295149

 

Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts

(Reuters) — A federal judge said current and former Wells Fargo & Co. officers and directors, including CEO Tim Sloan, must face nearly all of a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to hold them personally liable for sales abuses and the creation of millions of unauthorized accounts.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171005/NEWS06/912316331/Wells-Fargo-executives-board-directors-must-face-lawsuit-over-fake-accounts?utm_campaign=BI20171005DailyBriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign

 

Equifax data breach to cost insurers $125 million

(Reuters) — Property Claim Services (PCS), a Verisk Analytics company, estimated an insured loss of $125 million from a massive data breach disclosed last month by Equifax Inc., that has plunged the credit-monitoring company into crisis.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171002/NEWS06/912316241/Equifax-data-breach-to-cost-insurers-$125-million-Lloyds-Beazley?utm_campaign=BI20171002BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign

 

 

Why the Equifax hack has small business owners worried

Small business owners say they're worried the Equifax hack could hurt both their personal finances and their businesses.http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/28/pf/equifax-small-business-lawsuit/index.html