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The latest startup and SME news and opinions from Digital Risks.

9 Jul 2018
3 minute read

Basic steps you need to cover to build your brand identity

Branding is essential for business. While the first thing that comes to mind are a business name, nice logo and catchy slogan, branding entails a whole lot more. It encompasses every aspect of the business and is geared toward influencing how customers view your business or product.

4 Jul 2018
1 minute read

Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup

Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup at British Insurance Awards

29 Jun 2018
3 minute read

What can businesses learn from the Ticketmaster hack?

Ticketmaster is the latest big brand to come under fire following a data breach that has led to the loss of 40,000 customer details. The company has blamed the breach on malware which entered its system via a third-party chatbot vendor, Inbenta Technologies, with customer names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and payment details all transferred to an unknown third party.

28 Jun 2018
4 minute read

8 super cool uses of AR and VR technology

Unless you’re into gaming, you’d be forgiven for thinking virtual and augmented reality (aka VR and AR) are a bit one-dimensional. However as it becomes easier to create the content to feed VR and AR, there are some surprising ideas being trialled, tested and implemented. Here are some that caught our attention.

22 Jun 2018
4 minute read

Why cyber threat hunting is the new frontier in cybersecurity

The fact that hackers can break through your cyber defences is no longer surprising. But what is surprising is how long it takes firms to detect cyber-attacks after they’ve occurred - by which point it’s invariably too late. So what can businesses do ?

19 Jun 2018
3 minute read

What to think about before moving into co-working spaces

Where to base your start-up is a big decision, particularly with so many co-working spaces to choose from. You need a home where you and your team feel comfortable and inspired, where you can network and learn from other businesses, and that ticks all the boxes for practicalities and costs.

11 Jun 2018
5 minute read

Facts vs Faith: How to value an early stage business

Coming up with a business valuation is a right-of-passage for every founder, usually when you’re out ‘cap in hand’ to investors. The truth is that when your forecasts are more guesswork than accounting prowess, fitting yourself into a headache-inducing equation can be a waste of time. So, what’s the best approach?

5 Jun 2018
4 minute read

How to be an innovative leader

When you’re working flat out to get a startup off the ground, developing your own leadership skills can often take a backseat. But as your team grows, understanding how to inspire and motivate your people, while fostering a collaborative and innovative culture, can increasingly make or break your success.

25 May 2018
4 minute read

5 business lessons from the Facebook data scandal

Mark Zuckerberg might be doing his best to evade questions about the data scandal that has engulfed Facebook. But it’s hard to deny that the world has finally woken up to the implications of oversharing online. So, what lessons can businesses take away from recent events?

30 Apr 2018
3 minute read

Less than a month until GDPR–what should you be doing?

It feels like we've been talking about it forever, but all of a sudden, GDPR is just around the corner.