Simple Controls You Can Put Into Place to Discourage Fraud

Simple Controls You Can Put Into Place to Discourage Fraud

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As a business owner, there are many simple controls that you can put into place to discourage fraud from happening.  Small business owners never intend to leave their doors wide open to theft and white collar crime – it just sort of happens; and unfortunately, small businesses have every reason to be concerned about fraud. Fraud is often a cost of doing business that is hidden from view and unfortunately most business owners only know about fraud only when it's discovered; after the fact and then it is sometimes too late to do anything.  Eliminating fraud completely isn't possible, but with reasonable actions made by the business owner, it's impact can be limited.  Preventing fraud from occurring in the first place, however, is a win-win situation. This final article in…
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Business Susceptibility to Theft and White Collar Crime – Are You a Target?

Business Susceptibility to Theft and White Collar Crime – Are You a Target?

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Small businesses are very susceptible to theft and white collar crime, as a matter of fact, a staggering number of businesses falter and even fail because someone on the inside - an employee, vendor or even a partner - steals money, goods, data or intellectual property from an organization.  Our first article in this series discussed the Early Warning Signs or "Red Flags" of Fraud. For small businesses, the median loss due to theft and white collar crimes is greater than what has occurred in Fortune 500 companies.  In fact, one third of all business bankruptcies are due to employee theft and American businesses lose 7% of their annual revenues to fraud. According to a 2012 study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a vast majority of fraud is…
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Warning Signs & Red Flags of Fraud – Are Your Employees Stealing From You?

Warning Signs & Red Flags of Fraud – Are Your Employees Stealing From You?

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Learning the warning signs and red flags of fraud can help business owners prevent and detect fraudulent activity.   A staggering number of businesses falter and even fail because someone on the inside - an employee, vendor or even a partner - steals money, goods, data, or intellectual property from the organization.  In fact, one third of all business bankruptcies are due to employee theft and American businesses lose 7% of their annual revues to fraud! I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar called, Stealing More Than the Secret Recipe - Identifying and Safeguarding Against Business Fraud, with two really great ladies;  Kimberly Shannon of Off-Site Business Services, Inc. and Shamese Shular of SHU Books.  Each of us had specific topics relating to business fraud and I've…
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Free Webinar-Identify and Safeguard Against Business Fraud

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Stealing More Than the Secret Sauce - Identify and Safeguard Against Business Fraud Free Webinar Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 2-3 p.m. EST A staggering number of businesses falter and even fail because someone on the inside – an employee, vendor or even a partner – steals money, goods, data or intellectual property from the organization. Learning the warning signs can help business owners prevent and detect criminal activity and implement options to avoid future issues. Join a panel of distinguished virtual office business professionals in a free webinar designed to help businesses identify and safeguard against fraud. It will be presented by Kimberly Shannon, President, Off-Site Business Services, Nancy Smyth, President, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc., and Shamese Shular, President, SHU Books on May 14, 2014, from 2pm to 3pm…
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