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  • Cybersecurity Basics for Business Owners
    The team at Wisconsin Buys Local is super passionate about Wisconsin-owned businesses, about shopping and exploring all that Wisconsin has to offer! We want to be mindful of keeping our hard-earned money here, in Wisconsin, when we can. Reach out today to find out more! Cybersecurity Basics for Business Owners As businesses have increased their online activity and ecommerce options in recent years, especially during the pandemic, concerns regarding internet . . . continue reading

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  • 8 Tips for Getting a Home Loan for Your Home-Based Business
    You’ve started a home-based business. After assessing your business needs, you realize you need a home loan to get a new home that’s well-suited for both your residential and business needs. Getting a home loan for your home-based business can be challenging because the process can involve several complex obstacles, such as preparing multiple detailed documents about your finances. Some of these obstacles are avoidable, but many of them you’ll just have to . . . continue reading

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  • Making Your Business Official With a Home Office
    Many people are starting to work from home. First, this article will discuss how to properly set up a business through an LLC. It is important to know what you are getting into if you decide to start a business in your own house. Second, it will explore three different options for setting up an office space at home: renting or buying a new apartment or house (if necessary), renovating your current one, or redesigning . . . continue reading

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  • Data Breach Monitoring Service - FAQs
    What is a breach?A data breach occurs when an unauthorized party gains access to information that is usually sensitive or confidential. In many cases this data is then distributed and/or sold to other parties for malicious intent.Breaches can be classified by what information was stolen. Common breaches include personal health information, personally identifiable information, trade secrets and intellectual property.A breach can be as unsophisticated as an unauthorized person looking at someone else's computer screen, or . . . continue reading

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  • Preventing Data Breaches - Password Best Practices
    Password TipsHere is a list of things you can do to protect your online assets. While this is not an exhaustive list and some are (hopefully) obvious, these password tips can go a long ways to protect yourself online.Our business members can no signup for our Data Breach Monitoring service -- for only $1 per month, per email address.Enable MFA / 2FA when it's available.  MFA is short for multi-factor authentication and 2FA for 2-factor . . . continue reading

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  • Business Data Breach Monitoring Service from WisconsinBuysLocal.com
    NEW FEATURE RELEASED FROM WISCONSIN BUYS LOCALBreach Monitoring ServiceWe're excited and proud to announce the launch of our data Breach Monitoring Service for our locally-owned Business Members.  Our new service:Helps protect you, your business and your employees all from one placeIs fast, easy, and sets up in minutesIs extremely affordable at only $1 per month, per email monitoredSimply log into your Wisconsin Buys Local business account, select Premium Services, then Breach . . . continue reading

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