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We live in a Smart World
Artificial Intelligence in retail can have a positive effect on your loss prevention program if used correctly.
Security Gates are becoming an important component of the overall loss prevention management system in retail.
Five Considerations before embracing a theft/arrest program
Loss Prevention programs are unique to each and every retailer. There is no standardization because they have to adapt to the individual risk environment.
Little Black Book of Scams
The Competition Bureau of Canada publishes material in order to help small business owners and consumers from falling victim to the criminal element that preys on their good nature. Stay abreast of their latest scams by downloading the Little Black Book of Scams.
Toronto Police Service Shoptheft protocol misunderstood by many small-business owners. This is not a free ride for shoplifters, and owners have rights to protect their property.
When all Hell Breaks Loose
A healthy organization must have clearly stated expectations. But it also needs a safe, secure, and trusted system to allow those within its care to report wrongdoing in a timely manner.
What do I need to do to Protect my Business?
Protecting your business against shoplifting this Holiday season may be easier than you think.
Great communication is not one sided, it takes effort on the sender’s part, and must be welcomed by the receiver. Don’t assume your message is getting through just because you are giving direction. You may find the reason the person failed to execute is that they failed to understand.
Workshop – Dealing with Aggression
Violence in the workplace training requires more than just laying down the law of the land. Giving your staff the skill set to identify aggressive behaviour and respond appropriately can avoid costly confrontation and keep everyone out of harm’s way. This workshop is a must for serious plans.
Wait – my photocopier has a hard drive???
Printer hard drives store up to 60,000 valuable pieces of data if the fall into the wrong hands. A second-hand store selling printers is a goldmine for fraudsters. Protecting your hard drive is protecting your customer and your assets.
“Weeding” out “High” Risk candidates for employment
Weeding out high-risk candidates for employment warrants consideration, especially if what was not legal when they got a record is legal now…or does it?
Setting up your store to make sure you are not a target for shoplifters
Security systems are great for preventing customer theft in retail stores, but there may be a simpler cost-effective solution by changing the store layout. Once that is done, then you can go shopping for security solutions.
When Enough is not Enough
When is enough not enough? From a loss prevention standpoint, it may be when there is a solution that a business chooses not to employ which creates a high-risk work environment for employees.
October is Small Biz Month
October is Small Business Month and Independent Retailers win with a 50% savings on the annual subscription of best practices shared by Bottom Line Matters
It only takes a click… the small business risk checklist
October is Small Business Month. In collaboration with Microsoft, Bottom Line Matters founder Stephen O’Keefe was asked to share valuable insights that matter to a retailer’s bottom line.