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March 2018
Mark2 Ransomware Attack!!
Don't Let This Happen
To You! 
According to a 2017 survey, a company is hit by a ransomware attack every 40 seconds.  Follow the link below to read the story of one company's experience with a malicious attack and what they recommend for protecting your data and your sanity. 
Read the full article
And check out the companion survey article below on cybersecurity concerns.

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Business Leader Concerns Around Cybersecurity  

Questions asked on a recent survey of small business owners:
  • What cybersecurity risks concern you most?
  • How long could you remain profitable after a major cyber attack?
  • What are the elements of your cybersecurity response plan?
  • Which prevention approaches are your best investment?
And more! 

See the Infographic
(courtesy of The Alternative Board)

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Business Owners - Can Your Business Run Without You?

I bet most of us would honestly answer, "No but I sure wish it were true!"   Here are some steps you can take to get you there:

1. Create a "bucket list" of things you'd like to do or experience in your life. 
This will become the motivation for you to let go of your business responsibilities and enjoy your life!  Remember - you are entitled to this perk!

2. Make a list of those business items you like to do and those you don't, then create a plan to delegate these to your staff.

3. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses as a business owner and leader and make a plan to shore up those weaknesses.  Don't forget to help train or mentor staff members so they can develop similar strengths in the future.

4. Give your staff the leeway to make mistakes, learn from them and take on more responsibility.  This will help you to gain confidence in your staff's abilities and ease you into that 3-month long world vacation (or "fill in the blank experience") you'd like to take.

Excerpted from "Timeless Principles of Exceptional Businesses," The Alternative Board, 2015

In This Issue
Cybersecurity Survey
Running Your Business Without You
From My Clients
Upcoming Articles

"An expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame."

From My Clients ......

"Mark was great to work with. He is patient, perceptive, and a good listener...qualities that are sometimes hard to come by."

Former Executive Director
Minnesota County Association

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Succession Planning
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