July is a time to celebrate the independent retailers that help build our economy; creating more sustainable cities, towns and communities. There are over 143,853 small specialty retail stores in business this year. Shopping independent creates a unique personal experience for customers and opportunity for shop owners to share a passion.
While they may be small, we know they are mity! With more awareness of our independent small business retailers, we know it may mean a greater focus is required for their technology and specifically security requirements. It is not a matter of if but rather when these retailers will need to respond to and / or protect themselves and ensure their security posture to defined. As your business grows and evolves take the time to ensure your security, PCI compliance and merchant contracts are in place and ready for the influx of business coming your way. If you would like to start planning or evolving your security posture, concerns or more we are happy to help!