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In today's challenging economic climate, e-commerce businesses are finding that online reputation is more critical than ever to attract and serve customers. When it comes to sharing information with smaller Web sites, consumer confidence is shaky. A recent Marketing Sherpa study found that fifty-three percent of consumers worry about sharing perso Read More

How to Increase Customer Confidence with the Right Privacy Policy

How to Increase Customer Confidence with the Right Privacy Policy - http://smallbizbee.com Avatar Posted by heatherdorso under Sales
From http://smallbizbee.com 4670 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on October 30, 2009 1:36 am
s a small business, you may dismiss the idea of having a privacy policy. However, with identity theft on the rise, affecting almost 10 million victims in 2008 (Javelin Strategy & Research: www.javelinstrategy.com), privacy has become highly relevant to both consumers and businesses. Read More
For an online business looking to offer a secure site to encourage consumer trust, the TRUSTe Privacy Service includes the custom SMB privacy policy as well as options to display the highly recognizable TRUSTe Verified Seal. Read More
Follow the The Most Influential Small Business thought leaders on Twitter Read More
You may be a small business, but chances are you collect some form of PII. Even small businesses are accountable for the safety of user PII, and thereby must take adequate measures to protect it. Lead Microsoft.com editor Monte Enbysk gathered TRUSTe's insight to help develop 6 privacy tips for small businesses: Read More
In today's challenging economic climate, e-commerce businesses are finding that online reputation is more critical than ever to attract and serve customers. When it comes to sharing information with smaller Web sites, consumer confidence is shaky. A recent Marketing Sherpa study found that fifty-three percent of consumers worry about sharing perso Read More
A new Maine law, set to go into effect September 12th, will extend this requirement to include all minors less than 18 years of age and further prohibit the use of their personal information for marketing purposes, regardless of parental consent. It goes without saying that this creates unrealistic compliance burdens for online companies who would Read More

Crank Up Your Customers' Confidence

Crank Up Your Customers' Confidence - http://www.entrepreneur.com Avatar Posted by heatherdorso under Sales
From http://www.entrepreneur.com 4726 days ago
Made Hot by: heatherwills on September 3, 2009 1:51 pm
For small businesses that sell online, the importance of protecting customer data is a given. Unfortunately, the best security and privacy practices in the world are useless unless you first secure the customer's trust--no easy task in today's world. Increasing rates of identity theft and other types of online fraud have left many consumers gun Read More
As the economy sputters, small business owners remain intently focused on the bottom line. So a conversation about adhering to Web site privacy best practices might seem a bit -- well, off topic. However, if your business sells anything online, few things are more important than your online reputation. Read More
Author and technologist Nicholas Carr says, “Twitter is the telegraph system of Web 2.0.” The New York Times has mentioned that Twitter is one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet. Only a few brands skimmed off profits from Twitter and others just tweeted about some direct marketing stuff. However, there are numerous ways you can lever Read More
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