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Data breaches are happening regularly. How concerned is your business with online privacy? This is a growing concern among consumers. Watch this brief YouTube video that provides you with some Best Practices.
 
Is your business concerned with online privacy? It should be!
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This YouTube video highlights a growing segment - independent workers. Do you fit into this category? Watch this short YouTube video to find out if this is something for you.
 
Are you an independent worker? This is a growing classification. Find out more about it.
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Cloud computing can help your company reduce its operating costs. If you own a business, it is especially important for you to understand the benefits of the cloud. http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/pages/saving-money-in-the-cloud.aspx
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Does your business stand out for leveraging technology or being innovative? If so, check out the national contest by Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine for your chance to win up to $15,000 in cash and prizes! The deadline is April 30, 2014 so hurry and enter soon! #smallbusiness   #entrepreneurs   #innovation   #technology  
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Consumers are becoming more concerned with online privacy. Are you taking the necessary precautions to protect your computer system? 
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What exactly is Springboard? Find out more here. Be sure and watch for upcoming information dedicated to the artisan community!
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Is your cloud secure? Watch a recording from last week's Cloud Genius webinar to find out
You rely on the cloud to conduct your businesses but what specific concrete steps can you take to mitigate the risk while protecting your assets in the cloud and managing your business successfully?
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Have you wondered what the difference is between an entrepreneur and a small business owner? Read our post at http://linkd.in/QvbwTN #smallbusiness   #entrepreneur  
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If you are in the northern Illinois region, be sure to register for the annual Go Global Rockford event. It's always filled with tons of information for businesses who are already exporting or those that are just beginning to look at international markets. 

The date of the event is May 7, 2014. For more information and to register, visit http://www.goglobal-itc.com/go-global-2014.html 
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Tying in with the spirit of the Olympics, our latest infographic highlights the countries submitting the most applications for the expansion of the internet domain names 
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Did you know about the expansion of Domain Names that are available to the public? Read more about it in our quarterly newsletter.
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International e-commerce continues impressive growth. Look at the eMarketer projections through 2017.
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Springboard is a vehicle for the business community in NIU's region to quickly connect with the resources, agencies, institutions, and services that can enhance the economic health of your enterprise. We envision Springboard as the center of a growing network of resources-many offered by the University, but many more available from our partnering institutions and governmental agencies.