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Small Businesses Increasingly a Target for Cybercriminals

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That’s one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the Poneman Institute, which researches data protection, and Keeper Security, […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That's one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the Poneman Institute, which researches...

BBB Reports Business Email Scams Skyrocketing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study by the Better Business Bureau finds that phishing attempts using fradulent business emails are rising in frequency and have cost organizations more than $3 billion since 2016, more than any other type of fraud. Dubbed “business email compromise” scams, the phishing emails spoof the accounts of employees to con money […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study by the Better Business Bureau finds that phishing attempts using fradulent business emails are rising in frequency and have cost organizations more than $3 billion since 2016, more than any other type of fraud. Dubbed “business email compromise” scams, the phishing emails spoof the accounts...

Team NEO Reports Regional Workforce Nearing Pre-Recession Mark

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the 12 years since the start of the Great Recession, the economy of northeastern Ohio has added jobs, become more productive and grown more diverse, according to the Team NEO quarterly economic review released Monday. “In the past 18 months, half of our projects were concentrated in diversifying sectors such as […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the 12 years since the start of the Great Recession, the economy of northeastern Ohio has added jobs, become more productive and grown more diverse, according to the Team NEO quarterly economic review released Monday. “In the past 18 months, half of our projects were concentrated...

Fostering Women in STEM Starts Early

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From an early age, Tracie Kaglic knew she wanted to be an architect. The president of Olsavsky Jaminet recalls her first dive into the profession came in fifth grade, when an art teacher had the class build a model of the house they wanted to live in. “I built the model, put […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From an early age, Tracie Kaglic knew she wanted to be an architect. The president of Olsavsky Jaminet recalls her first dive into the profession came in fifth grade, when an art teacher had the class build a model of the house they wanted to live in....

4Q Crucial for Retailers, Who Face Uncertain Outlook

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The fourth quarter is the most crucial time of the year for many retailers, who hope to make a significant portion of their revenue and profits during the three months that include the holiday season. A look at some of the factors that are […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The fourth quarter is the most crucial time of the year for many retailers, who hope to make a significant portion of their revenue and profits during the three months that include the holiday season. A look at some...

DOYO Live Returns with New Lineup, Venue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the four years since it was launched, Dennis Schiraldi has been amazed at the talent that shows up for the DOYO Live Digital Marketing and Interactive Design Conference presented by iSynergy.  Presenters who have given talks come from globally recognized conferences and are local first-timers, he...

Businesses Adapt to Multigenerational Workforce

SHARON, Pa. – When Sherris Moreira, executive director at the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, came on board with the chamber 2 1/2 years ago, she noticed just how many businesses in the area were working across generations, she said. “I started to dig more and realized studies that were saying how many different generations […]

SHARON, Pa. – When Sherris Moreira, executive director at the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, came on board with the chamber 2 1/2 years ago, she noticed just how many businesses in the area were working across generations, she said. “I started to dig more and realized studies that were...

YSU Procurement Offers Business Opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to aiding businesses in the Mahoning Valley, Youngstown State University has plenty to offer beyond the Small Business Development Center and student interns.  Through the procurement services department at the university, area companies can sell supplies and services to YSU, said director Dave McCracken at the inaugural Procurement Showcase […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to aiding businesses in the Mahoning Valley, Youngstown State University has plenty to offer beyond the Small Business Development Center and student interns.  Through the procurement services department at the university, area companies can sell supplies and services to YSU, said director Dave McCracken...

Minority Business Assistance Center Introduces New Staff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two years after being designated a Minority Business Assistance Center for northeastern Ohio, the Youngstown Business Incubator announced new staff members to the growing small business program. Vern Richberg will transition into the new role of regional director for the Minority Business Assistance Center. Richberg had worked as business counselor with the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Two years after being designated a Minority Business Assistance Center for northeastern Ohio, the Youngstown Business Incubator announced new staff members to the growing small business program. Vern Richberg will transition into the new role of regional director for the Minority Business Assistance Center. Richberg had worked...

Kismet Offers Business Administrative Services

SHARON, Pa. – Human resources, payroll, taxes, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management, recruiting and continuous improvement are administrative areas that can “cause a lot of drag” in organizations, said Stephen Kelleher, vice president at Kismet PEO. “It takes up a ton of time for people and there’s great expense to all of these services,” […]

SHARON, Pa. – Human resources, payroll, taxes, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management, recruiting and continuous improvement are administrative areas that can “cause a lot of drag” in organizations, said Stephen Kelleher, vice president at Kismet PEO. “It takes up a ton of time for people and there’s great expense...