5.20.2022

SHARING GOD'S BIG LOVE WITH LITTLE LIVES- book review


 I was overjoyed to be able to get the opportunity to review this book.  This will be my guide for my grand daughter who is almost 11 months old. 

#sharinggodsloveMN is not one of those dull bible study books- this is filled with scripture, humor and insightful research. I fully believe you will be encouraged after reading this book, I know I was. 

Jean shares with us four components how to feel empowered which I will share below as I felt they were great and I wanted you to have them.

The four components you need to feel empowered and equipped in teaching God's Word in God's way.  

1

Enthusiastic Encouragement

2

Fresh Ideas

3

Biblical Principles

4

Godly Guidance


You can watch Jean talk about her book here  

Jeans book can be purchased by clicking this link here: 
You can download the first chapter here Download first chapter of book: LINK


Disclosure:   Many thanks to Jean Thomason and #momentuminfluencernetwork for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced my monetary compensation.

5.12.2022

Family Camp- Movie Review

 



FAMILY CAMP is a faith-based family comedy from The Skit Guys, opening in theaters May

13.

• It’s fun (and funny!) for the whole family … everyone from 8 to 80.

When the pastor of the church they attend suggest and highly recommend that everyone sign up for a week at Family Camp, Grace thinks she has found the best thing for her family to do this summer, her husband was not on the same page but she persuaded him and off to family camp they go.  When they arrive, their name is not on the list and they end up sharing a Yort with another family who in the beginning made them crazy.  When the men go off on a hiking trip, this is when the real adventure begins for the two dads of the family. 

This is a laugh out loud, really great family movie that will keep you laughing the whole way thru. 

take a look at the trailer: https://youtu.be/VQ6qHA3dbLM and you will want to watch it all the way thru. 

: #FamilyCampMovie tickets are now on sale and you will not regret purchasing at the links below 

Thank you #MomentumInfluencerNet- for this opportunity to review this great movie. 

You can buy tickets here for #FamilyCampMovieMIN 

Tickets: https://familycampmovie.com/tickets/

Website: https://familycampmovie.com/

Heart Of: https://youtu.be/QoYgOtKdzpg

5.05.2022

How to Take Good Care of Your Liver

 Your liver is one of the most essential organs in your body. It helps to detoxify your blood, produce bile, and store glucose. If you want to keep your liver healthy, you need to take good care of it! This blog post will discuss how to take good care of your liver and keep it functioning correctly as well you need Fusion Recovery Centers


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1) Eat a healthy diet: 


A healthy diet is essential for all organs in your body, but it is especially important for your liver. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help to detoxify your liver and keep it functioning properly. You should also avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive alcohol consumption.


Excessive alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver disease. If you drink alcohol, it is essential to do so in moderation. The recommended amount is no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.


Processed foods are often high in fat and calories, which can strain your liver. Try to eat fresh, whole foods as much as possible.


2) Exercise regularly: 


Exercise is important for all organs in your body, but it is especially important for your liver. Exercise helps to improve blood flow and helps the liver to function more efficiently. It also helps to reduce stress levels, which can be harmful to your liver.


Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. This can be any type of activity that you enjoy, such as walking, biking, or swimming.


If you are not used to exercising, start slow and gradually increase your activity level over time.


3) Get enough sleep: 


Getting enough sleep is important for all organs in your body, but it is especially important for your liver. Sleep helps the liver to repair and regenerate. It also helps to reduce stress levels, which can be harmful to your liver.


Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep per night. If you are not getting enough sleep, try to make some lifestyle changes, such as going to bed earlier or taking a nap during the day.


4) Reduce stress levels: 


Stress can be harmful to your liver. When you are stressed, your body releases hormones that can increase blood sugar levels and fat storage. This can lead to fatty liver disease, which is the most common type of liver disease.


To reduce stress levels, try to exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and meditate or do relaxation techniques.


If you are struggling to manage stress, talk to your doctor about ways to reduce it.


5) See your doctor regularly: 


It is important to see your doctor regularly, even if you are healthy. Your doctor can monitor your liver function and check for any potential problems. They can also provide you with information on how to take care of your liver.


If you have any concerns about your liver, talk to your doctor. They can help you make lifestyle changes or prescribe medication to improve liver function.


6) Take medication as prescribed: 


If you have liver disease, your doctor may prescribe medication to help improve liver function. It is essential to take the medication as prescribed and to follow your doctor's instructions.


 Medication can be an essential part of treatment for liver disease, but it is not a cure. You will still need to make lifestyle changes and see your doctor regularly.


If you have any questions about your medication, talk to your doctor. They can help you understand how the medication works and what side effects to expect.


7) Quit smoking: 


Smoking is one of the leading causes of liver disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your liver. Talk to your doctor about ways to quit smoking. They can provide you with information and support to help you quit successfully.


Quitting smoking will improve your overall health and reduce your risk of developing liver disease.


8) Avoid exposure to toxins: 


Many chemicals and toxins can be harmful to your liver. Some of these include alcohol, pesticides, and cleaning products. If you work with or are exposed to any of these substances, it is important to take precautions to protect your liver.


Wear protective clothing and equipment when working with or around toxins. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after exposure. Avoid eating or drinking in areas where there may be toxins present.


If you think you have been exposed to a toxin, call your doctor immediately.


Taking care of your liver is important for maintaining good health. You can keep your liver healthy and reduce your risk of developing liver disease by following these tips. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor. They are the best resource for information on how to take care of your liver.


5.04.2022

20 Years

May 4th 2002 on a snowy May afternoon we stood together and promised to love each other in sickness and in health, for better or worst.  Our honeymoon was so quiet and relaxed- it was out of tourist season and we had a hard time even finding a restaurant, but being with you is my favorite place. 

There have been many sick days in that 20 years- major surgeries, pregnancy sickness, winter colds, pandemic. 

We have certainly lived thru better and worst- life is not always easy- we have had some really worst moments but somehow we always make it back to the better. 

Our baby girl turns 19 this year and entering her second year of university, how can this be? 

We have the cutest grand daughter in all the world.  You are running a very successful business and I am so proud of you every day. 

I have spent more of my life with you then without you. 

I can’t believe it is our 20th wedding anniversary. We have come a long way, and I love you even more now than I did then, if that is even possible. You are my soul mate, my best friend and my first thought when I wake up in the morning and my last thought before I fall asleep at night. You are who I share all my dreams with, who I trust to have my back and fight for me


It is hard to believe that 20 years have gone by so quickly. It seems like yesterday we were sitting by the fire in our first apartment, holding hands, falling more in love with each other every second. Happy 20th anniversary my love!

Now let's go away- Just you and I, no interruptions, no work, no cell phones, nothing but you and I.  I love you Andrew James forever and for always. 




5.02.2022

Debunking Common Thyroid Health Myths

 

There are so many myths surrounding thyroid health. If you have a thyroid problem, the last thing you need is bad information coming from people who really don’t understand your condition. These myths can hold you back from healing and getting the correct care that you need to fully recover from your symptoms. They can also lead to self-diagnose, which is not a good way to go. Understanding these myths about thyroid will reduce your worry and help you know how to get T3 medication. Below are a few common thyroid health myths, debunked and explained.


4 Myths About Thyroid You Need to Know


Misconceptions about thyroid health are as common as the thyroid itself. The thyroid is one of the body’s most important glands. It’s a “butterfly-shaped gland” that wraps around the trachea or windpipe and produces hormones that regulate metabolism and growth. The thyroid gland uses iodine from food to make two hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones keep your body running smoothly, playing a vital role in keeping your brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.

Unfortunately, many people misunderstand or don’t know enough about the thyroid. In fact, according to the National Academy of Hypothyroidism, 60% of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. To help you avoid falling into this category, we are debunking some common myths about this important gland. These myths include;


Thyroid Comes with Obvious Symptoms


Many people believe that thyroid disease comes with obvious symptoms, and it is easy to diagnose the disease. This is not the case because many people have thyroid but no symptoms at all. Some of the symptoms associated with thyroid disease are irregular periods, weight gain or loss, constipation, fatigue, etc. These symptoms can easily be overlooked, making thyroid disease hard to diagnose. The only sure way to know if you have thyroid is to get a thyroid test.


When Your Thyroid Symptoms Stops, You Can Stop the Medication 


This is one of the most common myths that mislead many thyroid patients. The reason why your thyroid symptoms have disappeared is because your T3 medication is helping you. Therefore, you should stick to them until your doctor tells you otherwise.


Having a Thyroid Nodule Means You Have Cancer


If you are worried that your thyroid nodule could be cancer, you need to stop worrying. Dr. Kellis says that thyroid nodules are mostly found in fewer women aged 40 years and above. She also adds that doctors find cancer in only 5% of thyroid nodules. If your thyroid nodule gets large and hard, the doctor will conduct a biopsy to determine if you have cancerous cells. 


Women Are the Only Ones Who Suffer from Low Thyroid Hormone Levels


The truth is that many women are diagnosed with an under-active thyroid, unlike men. But as much as that is the case, some men are also diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels or hypothyroidism. If your family has a history of this disease, do not ignore it because you are a man, you could also suffer from the condition. Get regular check-ups from your doctor and ask for the correct thyroid diet. 


If you have a thyroid problem, it is important to familiarize yourself with the common myths and misconceptions about thyroid disease. It will help you know how to go about your thyroid problem. It is also important to ask your doctor about thyroid to understand it well. 


4.30.2022

Anne Wilson- Review

Last night I had the opportunity as a blogger to watch a album launch and wow, it was so powerful. 
#AnneWilson has the most angelic voice.  Her lyrics will bring you to church and closer to Jesus, as you listen, worship and let his love fill your heart. most nights I have trouble sleeping but last night, I let her music play in my ear and I was asleep peacefully in a very short time. 

My favourite on this album is: My Jesus.  It touched my heart, the lyrics are beautiful: 
can wipe away the tears
From broken dreams and wasted years
And tell the past to disappear? Oh
Let me tell you 'bout my Jesus
And all the wrong turns that you would
Go and undo if you could
Who can work it all for your good
Let me tell you about my Jesus

 Singer/songwriter Anne Wilson knows the healing power of music firsthand. The lyrics of Hillsong Worship’s “What A Beautiful Name” became a lifeline for the Lexington, Kentucky native after her brother was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 23. Although she spent much of her childhood behind a piano, #AnnewilsonMN sang in front of an audience for the first time at her brother’s funeral. It was in that moment that she realized what she was born to do. A video of her moving performance organically circulated, eventually landing her a record deal. With a mesmerizing voice and a visible hunger for Jesus, the 19-year-old relies on personal journal entries and time spent in nature for songwriting inspiration. Her rootsy sound reflects her strong southern upbringing and her admiration for country royalty like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton married with the heart-on-your-sleeve transparency of Steffany Gretzinger and Lauren Daigle. Wilson’s introductory track, “My Jesus”—which she co-wrote with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West—is a warm invitation to experience her Savior in the same intimate way she knows Him

You can get your own copy here 

Disclosure: many thanks to Universal music group and #momentuminfluencernetwork for providing a sample for this review.  Opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

4.14.2022

How to Practice Self-Love

 

Photo by Content Pixie on Unsplash

 Sometimes we get so caught up in showing other people love and waiting for others to love us back that We forget about self love .   Self-love is being kind to yourself, truly accepting you for you, and knowing your worth. It's okay to invest your love in others, but be sure you are investing in the relationship with you. If you are not sure where to start, start by dating yourself. 

Here are a few ideas to practice your journey of self-love. 

 Get Out of Those Sweats 
As much as it may hurt to hear this, you've got to give the comfortable clothes a break. Certainly, the way you dress has an impact on your mood, just like the old saying goes, “If you look good, you feel good.” Your brain often associates the messy bun and sweatpants combo for a sick day or a chill day. 

 Write a Love Letter to Yourself 
What a great way to show self-love, by writing a love letter filled with positivity talking about everything you adore about yourself. By leaving the insecurities behind, you'll discover that there are so many things that make you, you. Forgive yourself in this letter for any mistakes you've made. Speak about your goals and dreams that you have, but don't forget to thank yourself for your current hard work. If you want to do this letter right, you have to detach from the use of technology and get out a pen and paper to write the letter rather than typing it. After completing your love letter to yourself, put it in an envelope and address it to yourself. Tuck the letter away and whenever you need some extra loving, read it. 

 Challenge Yourself
 You can admit it, sometimes life gets boring when it's just you. Try stepping out of your comfort zone and doung some challenge cards to break you out of your routine. Once a week, choose a challenge card out of a jar that has an activity on it for you to do. Whatever you pull out, you must at least attempt it. For example, one challenge card that you may pull out is to turn your phone off for a few hours. Doesn't seem that bad, but social media can be hard to escape these days. Use any day to show yourself some love. 

For more self-date ideas check out these printables from Redbubble to guide you along the way.  Self-Challenge Cards Preview

4.08.2022

The Mulligan- movie review



Paul McAllister runs a very successful international business, but everything in his personal life is falling apart. While playing in a pro-am charity golf tournament sponsored by his company, Paul has a complete meltdown. With the introduction of a mysterious character known as "The Old Pro," Paul receives the inspiration he needs to reverse his downward spiral and experience his own personal “do over” which is much more about his life than his golf game.

Paul McAlister is a success at everything—except what really matters. Separated from his wife and estranged from his son, Paul keeps his focus on his next boardroom mega-deal. Like an errant tee-shot on a difficult hole, Paul’s life could use a do-over … a “mulligan.” A retired golf pro tries to point this successful businessman who is far from God toward what really matters in life. Through their new friendship, the Old Pro helps Paul discover there’s hope for second chances in the One who offers us “the ultimate mulligan.”


#themulliganMIN is an inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness and priorities.

CAST: Eric Close, Nancy Stafford, Pat Boone

DIRECTOR: Michael O. Sajbel

Based on the popular book by Ken Blanchard and Wally Armstrong, THE MULLIGAN is an inspiring reminder that second chances are only one shot away. From the producer of Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius, THE MULLIGAN, sports an all-star cast that includes Eric Close (TV’s “Nashville”), Pat Boone, and PGA champion Tom Lehman and broadcasting legend Jim Nantz as themselves. See it in theaters for two nights only: Monday April 18 or Tuesday, April 19.

Such a great movie to see with your family and or friends especially the golfer in the family. 

Tickets: https://themulliganmovie.com/theaters

Website: https://themulliganmovie.com/

Trailer: https://youtu.be/IxxbjZ3PTvQ

Did you know that if there's not a theater near you showing The Mulligan, you can also host a showing at your church? Click HERE to learn more!

I am giving away a digital copy of the book that this movie is based on, all you have to do is enter and let me know if you plan to buy tickets. 


Disclosure: Many thanks to Reelworks Studios and #MomentumInfluencerNetwork for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

3.30.2022

How to Save Money on Your Plumbing System

 

Reduce Your Water Bill: Tips on

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Americans waste nearly one trillion gallons of water each year due to faulty plumbing systems.


Our plumbing system is one of the most vital parts of our homes, yet many homeowners neglect it until there is a problem, including water damage and high water bills. But it doesn't have to be. 


There are a few ways to reduce your water bills without major changes to your plumbing system. Here's how:

1. Check for Leaks

Leaks contribute a significant amount of wasted water and lead to high water bills. A simple way to inspect leaks is to examine your water meter. You likely have a leak if the meter is spinning even when no water is being used. You can also check your faucets, toilets, and irrigation systems for leaks.


Common causes of household leaks include:


  • Faucets that drip or leak

  • Toilets that run continuously

  • Broken water pipes

2. Fix Dripping Faucets

A dripping faucet may not look like a big deal, but it can add up quickly. Note that a faucet that drips once per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year. Fixing a dripping faucet is a quick and easy way to save money on your water bill.

3. Install Low-Flow Fixtures

Low-flow fixtures use less water than traditional fixtures, leading to significant savings on your water bill. Many municipalities offer rebates for homeowners who install low-flow fixtures, so check with your local water department.

4. Check Your Toilet for Leaks

Toilets that leak can waste a lot of water and lead to high water bills. A simple way to check for leaks is to add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. Wait for a few minutes, and if the color appears in the toilet bowl, you have a leak.

5. Install a Water Meter

A water meter can help track how much water you use and identify any leaks. Water meters are relatively inexpensive and can be installed by a professional or DIY enthusiast.

6. Replace Your Old Water Heater

An old water heater can use significantly more water than a newer model. If your water heater is more than ten years old, it may be time to replace it. Remember, it's more expensive in the long run if you continuously use an old water heater.

7. Install Faucet Aerators

Faucet aerators attach to the end of your faucet and help reduce water waste. They work by mixing air with water, reducing the amount of water that flows from the faucet. Faucet aerators are extremely inexpensive and easy to install. Plus, it's good for the environment since water conservation helps reduce the demand for our water resources.

8. Educate Your Family About Water Conservation

An excellent but most overlooked way to save water is to educate your family about water conservation. Teach your children about the significance of water conservation and lead by example. Small changes in your daily routine can greatly impact water savings.

9. Collect Rainwater

Rainwater harvesting is a great way to reduce your water bill. You can collect rainwater in barrels or tanks and use it for watering plants or washing your car. Many municipalities offer rebates for homeowners who install rainwater harvesting systems.

10. Use Greywater

Greywater is wastewater that can be reused for irrigation and other purposes, saving money on your water bill. Many cities and states have laws governing greywater use, so be sure to check with your local authorities before using it.

Final Thoughts

Saving money on your water bill doesn't have to be complicated. There are many simple ways to reduce your water consumption and cut unnecessary expenses. You will be surprised that implementing a few of these tips can significantly reduce your next water bill.


If your plumbing system encounters damage and flooding that results in water damage, be sure to have a plan. Contact professionals for expert water damage restoration to get your home to normal as quickly as possible.


Renovating Your Kitchen in 2022: 4 Fantastic Trends and Innovations

 When it comes to kitchen design trends, 2022 has a lot in store for us. With a plethora of state-of-the-art solutions when it comes to colors, finishes and appliances, but also staying true to some classics that have been safe to rely on for decades, it’s no wonder some are wondering what to pay attention to this year. If you’re thinking about redesigning and upgrading your kitchen and you’re trying to come up with the best ways to do so, here are some phenomenal suggestions for you.

Customizing for Decluttering

In the past, if you wanted to have plenty of storage space in your kitchen, you were rarely in a position to have any open shelving where you could display your beautiful kitchenware. For some people, that meant that they couldn’t get the kitchen design they wanted. However, nowadays things have evolved and you don’t have to compromise style for space anymore. There is a whole range of functional ideas which allow you to customize your kitchen cabinets and shelves to be practical and appealing at the same time. Various built-in organizers and other efficient storage concepts can make your kitchen space more organized, with everything in it systematized and easy to reach, but crafted so that you get the layout you’ve always longed for in your home. Kitchens that meet all your needs are something you’ll see more of this year, so feel free to turn to designers who’ll help you come up with the ideal combination of style and functionality.

Black is Back

In 2022, many homeowners will opt for completely black kitchens. This trend, that seems to be gaining momentum, will be embraced by people around the world, but it seems that Australians are especially attracted to it. However, even if you don’t want a kitchen that dark, some black will definitely be welcome. It can add to the elegance of your kitchen and even make it look more dramatic instantly. For example, black ranges are expected to sell well in all parts of the world this year, Australia included. Similarly, if you try to find top-quality kitchen sinks in Australia, you’ll see that they’re mostly black, which is in tune with the latest trends. You’ll also notice that these sinks are mostly granite and stainless steel, both of which are durable and resistant to scratches, making them extremely popular. If you want to complement these black focal points with other black details, you can choose some black handles and knobs for consistency.

In with the Green

Green is the color, but also the mindset of the year. First of all, as the color of the cabinets get bolder and more vibrant, green will be the preference of the masses and this is a tendency that will only get stronger in the upcoming period. The hues will range from dusky to lighter and brighter greens, meaning that any shade of green you like will do. Given that green looks amazing when combined with hardwood floors, making your kitchen green might also be the most reasonable solution. Aside from that, the ecological awareness that has been on the rise will also dominate the kitchen-related decision-making everywhere. Using recycled and sustainable materials in your kitchen design, as well as getting quartz countertops and energy-efficient appliances and lighting fixtures will be a must for many. Plus, no-VOC or at least low-VOC paints and finishes will be in demand. People will be more mindful when picking worktop and floor materials, as they’ll go for those that are long-lasting, so that they don’t have to be replaced for as long as possible. This and smart appliances, such as water-saving dishwashers and energy-conscious fridges will be something people will gladly invest in to keep their kitchens and their homes eco-friendly.

White Goes Warmer

White kitchens are sleek and classic, which means they aren’t something that is likely to go completely out of fashion any time soon. However, it’s apparent that their popularity is somewhat declining. Namely, as good as white may look at first, it can make the space look too sterile and cold, which homeowners don’t seem to appreciate as much as they used to. Instead of sticking to the white, they’ll look for alternatives which are similar enough to keep the space elegant and polished, but slightly warmer. Nude tones, cream and other off-white colors will replace the pure whiteness of the kitchens around the globe. That way people will still be able to enjoy the monochromatic and clean space, but with a touch of warmth that they lacked before. Another reason to go with other colors is that it can be overly demanding and challenging to maintain the cleanliness of an all-white kitchen. Spending too much time on upkeeping is a complication that can be easily avoided and is something people will keep in mind when choosing a color for their kitchen in 2022.

Staying on top of all the trends and getting the kitchen of your dreams will probably be one and the same thing this year. With these excellent design suggestions, you’ll be able to renovate your kitchen in the best way possible and make it a place you’ll love spending your time in for years to come. 


3.29.2022

Anthem Lights- Part 2 review

 #AnthemLightsMIN , Season 1, episode 16 

A while ago, I shared a fun new animated series available on Pure Flix about Christian band Anthem Lights.  The short episodes are perfectly family friendly--and a must-watch for fans of the real-life band.  If you have not yet had the opportunity to check out the show--I have a review of a recent episode to share and an opportunity for you to enter for a chance to win a 3-Month Pure Flix subscription so that your family can become hooked on this series too!





What is “A Show About Anthem Lights”?

Get ready to laugh and sing with the new animated series “A Show About Anthem Lights,”!  The series premiered exclusively on Pure Flix on January 12, 2022. A Show About Anthem Lights" is a 20-episode animated show featuring the characters of the band, Anthem Lights. Featuring the voices of the actual band mates, this new show is filled with tongue-in-cheek humor about the everyday life of being a Christian in a celebrity band.

The show is exactly what the title implies – an animated series depicting the Christian band, Anthem Lights, as they go about everyday activities navigating the ups and downs of life in a boy band ... all while singing about it!  Watch the trailer here!

In episode 16 Spencer brings dishonor to Anthem Lights by acting beneath his station.   This episode will give you lots to discuss as a family and many giggles all around.  

This is such a family oriented show and everyone needs to sit with their family on a Friday night and catch up and watch. You could win a free subscription to Pure Flix here as well.  Enter the giveaway below. 


GIVEAWAY: 

You can win a three month subscription to Pure flix by simply leaving me a comment and telling me your favorite family show.  


Disclosure: Many thanks to #PureFlix  for providing a temporary subscription for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. As well, thank you to #MomentumInfluencerNetwork for the opportunity. 

5 Security Tips to Keep Your Company Safe from All External Treats

 The present-day business world is riddled with various obstacles, most of which can seriously threaten the survival of even the most ambitious companies in existence. Even though they are not cited as often as some other mentions, security issues and their devastating consequences definitely climb to the top of this list.

If we, for instance, take Ireland as an example of a developed country, we will find a survey in which 40% of the respondents of some form of criminal activity. For 88% of them, the inflicted crime caused average damage of €47,000. About 5% experienced costs that climbed all the way up to €500,000.

These numbers are something you should take into very serious consideration. Let us take a look then at some of the tips that should help you overcome these issues and keep your business safe.

Encourage the culture of safety

If your staff is not ready to play by the rules, abide by security guidelines and take the future of your business as seriously as you do not even the best security equipment won't keep your company safe. Therefore, you should do your best to encourage a culture of safety within your ranks. These goals can be most easily met by organizing various workshops and seminars, making the security guidelines transparent and publically available, and, of course, offering small incentives for responsible behavior. To get the best results, you can even form an employee committee that will oversee these initiatives.

Install effective security equipment

As long as they are used in the most sensible manner even the basic security tools like alarm systems, motion detectors, and security cameras can provide excellent results. For instance, if you are not able to maintain surveillance over the entire business lot, dummy cameras should prove to be a very powerful deterring factor against the more hesitant burglars. As you approach more sensitive corners of your premises, your defenses should become tighter, more effective, and obscured from trespassers. Critical points should feature multiple security options and advanced features like night mode recording, etc.

Discourage burglars from entering the lot

As we mentioned in the previous section, the goal of business security is not only to disrupt but also to discourage crime. This deterring strategy should be implemented right from the very lot so make sure that your premises are surrounded by strong colorbond fencing and impenetrable security gates. Ideally, both of them should provide a good street view on your premises to prevent any impostor from hanging out there for too long. Similarly, your lot should be well-lit, devoid of any clutter, vehicles, or needles structures, and preferably make some space between the entrance points and your sensitive facilities.

Make adaptations to business routines

Essentially, your goal should be to keep as little cash and expensive equipment on your physical premises as possible and thus make your business unattractive to thieves. One of the ways to do that is to move as much of your physical infrastructure to the cloud. This way you will also eliminate the threat of sensitive documents being used for ransom. As for the money, offering your customers small incentives for card payments should reduce the amount of cash around your premises. If you still end up with substantial sums of paper money, be sure to make regular deposits and put these worries to rest.

Set up defenses against cybercrime

Physical attacks and forcible entries are far from the only security issues your company will need to deal with. As a matter of fact, some of the greatest threats are hidden in the online environment – according to recent stats, cybercrime rose by 600% due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the average cost of one data breach climbing up to $137,000. Here are a couple of things you can use to keep these problems at bay:

·         Make effective use of password protection: The passwords used by your employees should be complicated, preferably computer-generated, and changed on a frequent basis. Also, consider using two-factor authentication.

·         Leverage the benefits of antivirus software and cloud storage: Both these assets provide top-tier, latest-gen protection without asking your company to spend a small fortune.

·         Educate the employees on how to protect their emails: Emails are, by far, the weakest digital entry point. That is why your employees should be properly trained to deal with threats like viruses, dangerous links, poaching, and phishing attacks.

·         Secure the servers: The best way to do that is to limit the access to sensitive data only to the most trustworthy people, preferably third-party maintenance professionals. Your server data should be regularly backed up and safely stored and kept at a safe remote location.

We hope these few tips will help you to start building defenses that will keep your company secure from any kind of threat, be it a forced entry or some kind of cyber assault. The present-day business arena is filled with various hurdles, dangers, and uncertainties. Don't make this situation any harder by making your company vulnerable to external attacks. The damage you may sustain may prove to be too severe to ever fully recover.


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