Date Added: Mar 2010
The last thing a small business needs now is fraud. Moderately-sized companies are already struggling enough in the fragile economy. Getting ripped off can be a crippling blow. True, the time and funds it takes to prevent fraud can seem intimidating. But taking basic precautions and making a small investment early on can pay big dividends. "Even though time and resources are scarce when you're a small business owner, you should make fighting fraud a priority because, in a tough economy, you literally cannot afford to fall prey to scammers," says the author.