HR Business Weekly: Air date – May 7, 2017
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*Regent University professor Dr. Jeff Hayman on how to protect your computer systems from hackers.
How to protect your systems:
“The number one thing you can do is to make sure your software is up to date.”
If you’re using a secure third-party software, like QuickBooks, make sure the password you use is secure (longer than 8 characters) and stored in a safe place.
“Be careful of you who you give the keys to the kingdom to.”
Connect with Dr. Hayman here.
*Anthony Stringfield, the owner of 1String Sports Training.
He started his athletic training business from the garage of his Virginia Beach home.
“Once we knew we could help athletes, we could help people improve, it got exciting. You wake up every day, excited to go to work, excited to get the next person better.”
Social media has helped to grow his business.
“People believe it even more when it’s on social media. It’s sort of a short cut to get people’s attention.”
“When things get tough, you have to be able to look defeat in the face and overcome what seems impossible at the time. That’s the key right there.”
Connect with 1String Sports Training here.
Nate Tschohl with Swim Nerd.
Swim Nerd is the 5th highest Kickstarter-funded project. It is a pace clock for swimmers.
They built a tribe and an audience through social media before selling anything to the audience.
Connect with Swim Nerd here.
Tina Williams, the founder and CEO of Tripbound.com.
Tripbound.com is an online travel agency based in Williamsburg.
Tina had a day job and started this business from the bonus room of her home.
Tripbound.com offers family-friendly vacations at a very good price.
Within two years, the business has grown to a 7-figure one.
Vet the risks very carefully, risks like moving into office space, hiring, marketing and advertising.
“One good decision after the next can get you to that place.”
She formed a network of people around her of like-minded entrepreneurs to share skills and help get to the next place.
“We do a lot to build repeat business, and word of mouth with our existing customers. That customer experience is powerful enough and has that wow factor that they’ll tell ten of their friends. That they’ll come back and travel with us again. That’s one of our best opportunities in building the business.”
Connect with Tripbound.com here.