Cyber Safe SD: Helping SD Businesses with Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest threats facing small businesses. The challenges small businesses face include how to identify the cyber threats, protect their business, and respond better to cyber-attacks. According to the Cybercrime Magazine, 60% of small businesses that experience a cyber-attack are out of business six months later.

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ALERT! – Business Email Compromise Scams

In late 2022, Dakotaland lending staff observed another outbreak of Business Email Compromise Scams that attempted to defraud our members of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thankfully, no member or credit union funds were lost! Due to the ease with which the fraud can be executed, this blog post is to make our members aware of Business Email Compromise Scams and how they can be avoided.

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Top 5 Tips When Starting or Purchasing a Business

Getting the little things right makes a big difference when starting or purchasing a business. Making changes to your business later can be very expensive, time consuming, and inefficient. I recommend the following items when members visit with me about starting or purchasing a business:

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