Florida Restaurants are open and giving patrons a choice

Florida Restaurants are open and giving patrons a choice

We are a state that is the envy of the nation.  Homes are selling at record highs while only on the market for mere days.   Why? Our businesses are open, and here, in Lee county, we still have the freedom of choice.

We can choose the restaurants and businesses we want to go to based on their business decisions.  Some may require masks upon entry, and some, like Sweet Bean Coffee Cafe, may not.  It is their choice as business owners.

We can choose to open our businesses or close them and choose our policies.  We have the choice to wear one mask, two masks, or none at all.  

We are busier than ever and taking precautions to keep our employees, patrons, family, and friends safe. But, we are Americans and entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and, yes, we still have the right to choose. 

Help customers get creative for Valentine’s Day

Help customers get creative for Valentine’s Day

Spread the love to your customers this Valentine’s Day by offering out of the box ideas for those who are not feeling quite ready to venture out yet. Offer a curbside candlelight Valentine’s dinner prepared or unprepared and maybe include a small gift card they can use in the future as a surprise when they unbox their order.

Create a beautiful Valentine’s basket with a gift card and bottle of wine or glasses for those who choose to celebrate later.  Maybe a pizza for two and a growler.  There are so many fun ideas you can incorporate to make your restaurant even more memorable during these times.

Make an extended holiday this year by offering these specials the on 12th, 13th, and 14th or even the entire week. This will gain more business and allow clients to celebrate without the crowds of previous years.

Get creative and if you need last-minute digital cards or gift card presenters, we have you covered!

Shopping for Success! Support Dress for Success

Shopping for Success! Support Dress for Success

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching!

Help us show some love to the women of SWFL.
Join us for the annual Dress for Success shopping extravaganza

Friday, February 12, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsors & VIP Ticket Holders

Saturday, February 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free Entry for the Public

Crowne Plaza Bell Tower, Fort Myers

We are filling a 5,000 sq. ft. ballroom with over a hundred racks full of amazing bargains!

We will be following CDC guidelines for the event, which means face masks/coverings will be required, social distancing will be followed and there will be limited room capacity for safer shopping. Don’t let this stop you from grabbing up some fantastic bargains because we have lowered the prices and upped the quality!

You will find name brand clothing, shoes, purses and accessories like Talbots, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Ralph Lauren, St. John’s, Vince Camuto, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, BCBG, Coach and Kate Spade. Be ready to shop ’til you drop!

Don’t need anything for yourself? Make a purchase to donate to someone in need!

 

PCI Basics for Small Merchants

PCI Basics for Small Merchants

In 2015 the PCI SSC created the Small Merchant Taskforce, a cross-industry consortium of payment
security experts, merchant groups and small merchant advocates, to create educational material and
suggested next steps to assess risk within a small business environment. The Taskforce drew from
their collective payment security and small merchant expertise to create PCI Data Security Essential
Resources for Small Merchants, a series of resources to help small merchants focus on essential
payment data security practices needed to protect payment data and reduce risk in their business
environment.

As part of that series, PCI SSC created PCI Firewall Basics, a one-page infographic providing
guidance on firewall configuration basics.

firewall basics

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