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Eight tips to protect your business from cyber attacks

The false impression that cyber-attacks are aimed solely at large organisation is understandable. It is only the big data breaches that reach the news.

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Give your customers confidence in your website

Once you have established your business online with a registered domain and you are getting traffic to your website, the next step for many businesses is a facility for online purchases. But where do you start and how do you ensure that the transactions on your site take place securely? Natalie Thayer, former GM of MWEB, South Africa's leading Internet Service Provider, says there are several ways in which small businesses can ensure their sites are attractive for potential customers.

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How to establish your business online

It has been found that many SMEs feel that they don’t have the necessary resources, equipment, infrastructure or capital to incorporate technology into their business. Previously, technology was only within the reach of larger corporates. Today, there are many service providers, such as MWEB that can assist you in taking your business into the online domain for minimal costs and even less fuss. This article outlines four tips to help you establish a professional online presence.

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Moving your business to cyberspace

With the ever-growing world of online communication, at some point or another you may decide to establish a presence on the Internet. It is however, important to first make the distinction between the Internet and the World Wide Web and whether or not having a presence in cyberspace will benefit your business. Not many people realise that there is a difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. This article explores this difference.

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Online tools for small businesses

The Internet has evolved to become more than just a tool for surfing and email – it's now essential for the day-to-day running and growth of any business. Besides enabling business owners to communicate with staff, clients and suppliers faster than ever before, small businesses are using the World Wide Web to improve productivity, efficiency and, ultimately, profitability. MWEB aims to guide SME and small-office-home-office (SOHO) business owners through the online world with this guide to some of its features and how they can be used to achieve professional success.

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South African Fraud Prevention Services

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) is a proudly South African non profit company committed to combating fraud across the financial services industry by providing a shared database to member organisations as well as offering the South African public a means of protecting themselves against impersonation and identity theft. From an initial membership of only two banks, the SAFPS now provides fraud related data to some 65 trusted brands in the South African economy.

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Tips & tools to boost your website's traffic

Today, anybody can have their own website. But the drawback to it being so easy to have a website is that almost everyone does have a website. With so many websites out there competing for the same traffic, how can you make sure it’s yours that stands out from the crowd? No matter what type of website you have or what type of content you share, here are a number of strategies and tools you can adopt to boost traffic to your website.

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Using social media to market your business

A social media presence – via social media marketing – is a must-have when it comes to marketing your business. You may have heard this phrase being bandied about, but aren't quite sure what it means or how it can be of use to your business. Let's demystify the online world of social media and how you can leverage it to reach a wider consumer base.

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