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Creative Learning Corporation Has Filed Its 2017 1st Quarter 10-Q

PR Web - 8 hours 22 min ago

Creative Learning Corporation announces submission of its 2017 1st Quarter 10-Q.

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Local Family Opens Caring Transitions to Serve Cuyahoga and Chagrin...

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Caring Transitions of the Cuyahoga and Chagrin Valley serves Aurora, Chagrin Falls, Bainbridge, Huntington Valley, Solon, Gates Mills, Novelty, South Russell, Russell Township, Hudson, Twinsburg,...

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Engel & Völkers Florida Restructures Internally to Position...

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Engel & Völkers Florida promotes Brokerage Services Manager To Sr. Regional VP of Brokerage Services and Brand Advancement.

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Navy Pier Gala Complete with Fireworks on Tap to Mark 40th Anniversary...

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The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Feb. 17 at Navy Pier in Chicago with a gala dinner for 800 guests, its annual awards presentation and a...

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Miracle Method Heads Into 2017 On the Heels of Record Breaking Growth...

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The nation’s leading refinishing franchise forms strategic partnerships with both residential and commercial clients.

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Navads Adds Top Local Search Executive as Part of Global Expansion

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Kelly Benish joins Navads’ US sales operation as VP of Business Development.

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Cambro Launches Save The Greens: Reveals 3 Products Designed to Reduce...

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Foodservice operators do not have to accept their current levels of food waste. Three simple products from Cambro are making a drastic difference to foodservice operators in their ongoing battle...

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Benzer Pharmacy Opens First Location in Colorado and Texas Through its...

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Providing exceptional primary health care to the local communities

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Finest CRM Software Solutions Selected for February 2017 by 10 Best...

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Businesses of all sizes can certainly benefit from comprehensive customer relations management services, and 10 Best CRM wants to help consumers avoid the subpar service providers in the market. The...

(PRWeb February 13, 2017)

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Former Security Professional Protects the Bottom Line by Launching...

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Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees

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Delta Thinks the Key to Customer Loyalty is Through Free Stuff (Watch)

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2017-02-20 18:30

What’s the key to customer loyalty? Well, if you ask Delta, that key involves lots of free stuff.

The airline just announced that it will start giving out free meals to all passengers on some of its longest domestic flights starting in March. That’s in addition to the snacks, entertainment options and blankets that are already offered for free on Delta flights.

During the recession, many airlines cut down on these free options as a way of cutting costs. The thought was that the customers who wanted them badly enough would just pay extra. And since so many airlines cut out these items (Hawaiian Airlines was the only U.S. carrier not to cut out free meals) some customers did spend extra on the little things.

Will ‘Free’ Be the Key to Customer Loyalty?

But now that the economy is improving, airlines are starting to offer more options. The hope is that customers will appreciate these extras enough to only book flights with Delta — or at least go to Delta first — in the future.

And if you’ve ever been on a long flight from the East Coast to the West Coast without a meal, blanket or entertainment options, then you can likely understand just how much value those little things can have.

Delta LAX Photo via Shutterstock

This article, "Delta Thinks the Key to Customer Loyalty is Through Free Stuff (Watch)" was first published on Small Business Trends

Why is Everyone Talking About Data Backup? Blame Ransomware

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2017-02-20 16:30
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The number of ransomware attacks on businesses and individuals has risen exponentially in recent years. Increasingly, small and midsized businesses are vulnerable to these malware attacks. Their data is essentially locked up, or held hostage, and cybercriminals demand a ransom in exchange for releasing computer files and business documents. The numbers are staggering. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that ransomware attacks cost victims about $209 million in the first three months of 2016 alone.

This pressure on businesses of all sizes means there is a bright spotlight on data protection. A backup and recovery strategy is cited again and again by industry analysts as the best way to say no to cybercriminals — and avoid paying ransom at all.

What Happens to Organizations without Backup?

In 2016, many businesses, hospitals, schools and other organizations learned the hard way that a solid backup strategy is the best protection against ransomware. Back in February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was forced to pay $17,000 following a ransomware attack that paralyzed important medical equipment and blocked access to patient files. The medical center ultimately regained access to its IT systems, but not before incoming patients had to be diverted to different area hospitals.

Small businesses are proving to be highly attractive — and lucrative — targets for cybercriminals as well. A recent Ponemon Institute survey of 618 respondents from small and midsize businesses revealed that about half had been hit with ransomware in the last year — and about half of the victims paid the ransom because they lacked a proper backup strategy. The average amount of the ransom request was $2,500.

Alternatively, organizations that take backup and recovery seriously emerge from ransomware attacks largely unscathed. In another ransomware case that grabbed headlines in 2016, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency refused to pay a $73,000 ransom demand — and proceeded to recover all of its files from backup.

Protect your Business from Ransomware in 2017

IT industry analysts and cybersecurity experts agree that backup is the best defense against ransomware. Just ask white hat hacker David Kennedy, the founder of cybersecurity firms TrustedSEC and Binary Defense Systems.

“I think having a good backup strategy is probably the number one thing that you should focus your efforts on,” said Kennedy, “because that ultimately is going to save you on the day of a disaster.”

But there are also some important steps a business can take to avoid getting hit with ransomware in the first place. For starters, be sure to invest in firewall and antivirus software.

It’s also important to educate yourself and your employees about how to avoid a ransomware infection. On FightRansomware.com, and on our regular podcast, we feature lots of content that’s focuses on user education.

Norman Guadagno is Chief Evangelist and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Carbonite, a provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions for small and midsize businesses.

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This article, "Why is Everyone Talking About Data Backup? Blame Ransomware" was first published on Small Business Trends

Tour The Very First Nic's Organic Fast Food in Chicago's Suburbs

Topix - Mon, 2017-02-20 15:32

Chicago's suburbs have famously already seen the launch of one fast-food giant thanks to Ray Kroc and McDonald's in Des Plaines. The very first Nic's Organic Fast Food opens sometime this month in Rolling Meadows and their ownership team hopes the debut of Chicagoland's first organic fast-food chain will also lead to success at 2101 S. Plum Grove Road.

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McDonald's staff reveal secrets to saving money, getting fresh food - and VIP service

Topix - Mon, 2017-02-20 15:32

Especially when said knowledge has the ability to enhance your fast food dining experience , elevating it from the mundane to the extraordinary. Now, thanks to some caring and sharing McDonald's employees, there is a way you can ensure you get the best of everything.

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The Old College Try

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2017-02-20 13:16
Graduate Hotels Leverages Local Appeal In University Towns To Further Growth

How self-serve kiosks get the orders rolling at Burger Boss

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2017-02-20 12:59
Burger Boss, a fast casual chain in Southern California, has found self-serve kiosks a great tool for engaging customers in creating their orders and in improving speed, accuracy and overall satisfaction.

Hotel Equities Names Stallworth VP, Human Resources

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2017-02-20 12:17
ATLANTA--Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently named Juanita Stallworth as the Vice President of Human Resources for the firm with 100 hotels in ...

4 metrics every restaurant should track

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2017-02-20 11:39
You may be running a well-structured training program for new staff in the hopes that they’ll learn quickly and become more productive, but you might be missing a critical piece in your evaluation of staff growth — the impact new staff are having on sales and profitability.

BuzzFeed exec schools restaurateurs on mastering customer engagement

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2017-02-20 11:37
Jennifer Klawin, SVP, brand strategy, West Coast for BuzzFeed, shared social media tips with restaurateurs.