September Member Newsletter

Free Educational Seminars!

Want to network, meet other small business owners and learn some tips for your business? Mark your calendars for these upcoming educational and free seminars!

Workers Comp: September 13– Are you required to have it? And if you don’t, should you have it anyways? And if you don’t have it, what are you responsible for should an employee get injured? RSVP Today with Peter Thompson.

Taking care of Mom & Dad: October 11- How home healthcare can provide the most for your money. RSVP Today with Peter Thompson.

**All seminars scheduled at the Boylan Executive Center at 410 N. Boylan Ave.,
Raleigh.  Free parking, WiFi and coffee are provided.

Family Business Awards

Triangle Business Journal has announced their inaugural 2016 Family Business Awards honoring family-owned as well as closely held businesses in the Triangle for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy and contribution to the strength of the region.

The 2016 Family Business Awards will honor multi-generational, family-owned businesses as well as closely held businesses in the Triangle for overall excellence, innovation, ethics, philanthropy and contribution to the strength of the region. This is the first year these awards will be presented by Triangle Business Journal.

Shop Local Raleigh is proud to be a partner in this inaugural year for the Family Business Award. To read more, click here.


3 Big Security Threats Targeting Small Business 

  • Email: Wire Fraud Scam
  • Data Held Hostage
  • New Twist to Malicious Microsoft Office Documents

By now, the threat of ransomware has been well publicized. This particularly wicked form of malware encrypts victims’ files, rendering them useless until they pay—you guessed it—a ransom. Even forking over the funds doesn’t guarantee that cybercriminals will uphold their end of the bargain.

According to a recent report from Symantec, the average ransom demand—$294 at the end of 2015—has climbed to $679 today. Sure, it may a small price to pay to regain access to critical data, but the total cost can quickly climb in small office environments.

Read the rest of the article here and find ways to protect yourself.

Need help locally? Batchnet can help make sure your company and it’s documents are secure. Call Carlo and his team to get you headed in the right direction of cyber security:

Connecting your local business with Big Business


Looking to offer a special or a deal to employees of Fortune 500 Companies?  Here you will find the links to add your deals and promotions to the employees of some of the areas largest employers.

 Credit Suisse: Almost 1,700 staff are employed in Research Triangle Park (RTP) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our mission in Raleigh is to leverage geographic diversity and new sources of talent to create a cost effective global business support center that provides both operational and technological resiliency. The CoE Raleigh office is an integral part of our business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. Additionally, it provides a platform to deliver increased capacity, capabilities and efficiencies, enabling the firm to better position itself for further business expansion.

To add an offer from your business to Credit Suisse portfolio, follow this link.