PRowl Communications | Niagara Marketing Consultant

enhancing the search for YOUR perfect CUSTOMERS

Social networks and the bottom line of your small business

Posted in Social Media Know-How, News

Social networks and the bottom line of your small business

(NC) Engaging with current customers, connecting with new ones, and generating buzz about your product or services − these are just a few of the ways social media can benefit your small business.

However, cyber criminals can also use information you post on social media to their benefit, to target your business, pilfer your profits, and steal your customers' personal information. It's called “social engineering” and here's how it works:

• Cyber criminals scan through your social media profiles to gather information. They're looking for details such as the names and titles of your colleagues or other professionals you work with, like an accountant or IT specialist, or if you have recently attended a trade fair or an event in another city.

• They can then reference this information when they contact you. Their correspondence will feel genuine, because it will look like they're familiar with your business, your colleagues or your business dealings.

• They want to gain your trust so that they can gain access to your computer systems or defraud you in some other way. Some cyber criminals even try to impersonate the government for this exact reason.

You can protect your business against social engineering by following a few simple rules:

• Review and stay up to date with social networking sites' privacy policies (most are updated frequently) and adjust your personal privacy settings appropriately.

• Ignore requests on social networks from people you don't know.

• Never reveal your precise location online.

• Be suspicious of any phone calls, visits or email messages from individuals asking about employees, their families and sensitive business matters.

• Never respond to emails requesting private information, and never click on links from unknown sources.

More information is available online at GetCyberSafe.ca/business.

www.newscanada.com


Everything You Need to Keep Organized & Grow Your Business

Book a Demo TODAY!

Get special pricing & a Bonus or Two to Keep, Even if You Don't Buy Keap!


CSP® Marketing Resources Login

CSP® Login

Marketing Resources
for CSP International™
Certified Staging Professionals® 


Websites Created for Our Clients

Latest News

The Art of Getting Referrals

The answer will always be no if you don't ask.  This holds true when looking for referrals from your clients. 

And Just Like That Gone - Post Scheduling on Facebook

A few changes happening or have already happened with facebook again. Find out what's gone, what it means, and how to work with the changes.

What Our Clients are Saying!

  • Thank you so much, we are very happy with the design (business card design), and have submitted it to be printed at Vistaprint. We will definitely keep you in mind for any future marketing we need, and we will be sure to recommend your services to our colleagues.
    ~ Kathryn Eden, Family First Solutions

Building relationships with Constant Contact

   Receive FREE Marketing Tips,
   Articles and News!

   Sign up for our newsletter & receive
   'The Power of Relationships'

   Sign Up Now!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


EventSpot by Constant Contact
Inspiration Owl