Monthly Archives: March 2013

Three steps to prevent damage to your businesses online reputation!

Online reputation – what is it, why is it important, how can I protect it?   Online reputation has come about with the age of technology. In previous decades we relied upon hard copy directories and business phone numbers. There was no ‘Google it’, there was no ‘websites’; we relied upon building strong relationships with our clients face to face.   Today, your reputation is much more complex. While you still have your face to face reputation to protect, you also have your Read more [...]
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Fraud in Business

The article below is a really strong warning on the importance of being alert and vigilante when it comes to fraud.   http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/fraud-paid-for-leighton-contractors-finance-manager-damian-ocarrigans-high-life-as-stolen-funds-used-to-keep-escort-belinda-leonard-at-his-beck-and-call/story-e6freoof-1226598901950   One of the most common questions asked in by the victims of fraud (Corporate or Personal) is- Can I get the money back?   Not every Read more [...]
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What are the Australian Defamation acts, and why do we have them?

The Defamation Act 2005 was created “to enact provisions to promote uniform laws of defamation in Australia and ensure that the law of defamation does not place unreasonable limits on freedom of expression and, in particular, on the publication and discussion of matters of public interest and importance.” The act was also created “to provide effective and fair remedies for persons whose reputations are harmed by the publication of defamatory matter to promote speedy and non-litigious methods Read more [...]
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Prevent Break and Enter of your Business!

For the provision of security and safety of staff to be successful, it must be an on going exercise.  It must be addressed in a number of stages.    After an original Risk Assessment and Analysis of all security and work place issues, a security plan must be formulated and approved.  Education of staff of the plan is then necessary.  The plan must be audited regularly and improved upon, where further risk is assessed.    Risk Assessment A Risk assessment with respect to your building Read more [...]
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How businesses use surveillance

How Businesses use surveillance   In today's business climate, entrepreneurs are recognizing the benefits of having an on-demand staff of trained surveillance operatives available. A trained surveillance crew has the tools and techniques in place that can protect your company from wide range of potential problems.   Loss Prevention / Hidden Camera Surveillance   One obvious reason for installing surveillance cameras is to aid against loss prevention. A single theft is extremely Read more [...]
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Freedom of Speech v. The Defamation Laws

Whilst Australian residents may believe they are protected from defamation under the Australian Defamation Laws, many are unaware of the loop holes in which they have no legal grounds to defend their reputation if defamed. Australian Defamation Laws protect from domestic defamation, however they do not protect from foreign defamation via .com websites hosted in the United States of America.   Unfortunately Australians can be defamed by websites hosted in foreign nations such as the USA where Read more [...]
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Purchasing Online – EBAY

As more and more consumers move toward online purchasing, so do we see the increase in fraudulent activities. Sites such as Ebay have resources to protect their consumers however scammers are often able to circumvent these initiatives. Internet sellers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and adept at appearing to be legitimate and fooling consumers to into parting with their money for little or nothing in return. Particular risks are involved with overseas transaction as it can be difficult to Read more [...]
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