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The Nigerian Prince is Still Out There & He’s After Your Shop’s Data

Jan 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM

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Scam artists have been exploiting the power of the Internet from its very beginning. Lately, you see fewer of the signature bogus emails written in broken or misspelled English promising big rewards if you just send money now. This doesn’t mean these phishing schemes have gone away, they’ve simply become more sophisticated.

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Topics: Security, CNC Machine Shops

Update on Passwords: We’re Doing it all Wrong

Jan 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Now that so much of our personal information has been hacked by cyber criminals, being concerned about password security may seem like closing the proverbial barn door after the horses ran off.

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Topics: Security, Technology

7 Ways to Hire Better Employees

Dec 29, 2017 1:28:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 29, 2017 1:28:00 PM

 

Hiring new employees for your manufacturing business can be frustrating. As one shop owner put it: “First you have to find someone who has the right technical skills. Then they have to pass the background check and drug tests. If you hit the trifecta, you hire them on the spot. The problem is, you won’t know if they’re really good until they’re on the job.”

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Topics: Managing Employees, Hiring

7 Keys to a Successful Family Business

Dec 1, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 1, 2017 12:15:00 PM

 

 

A number of privately owned manufacturing businesses in the U.S. have more than one family member on the payroll. That’s not surprising when you consider that many people who start or buy a business do so for the good of their family.

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Topics: Management

Reinvigorating American Manufacturing

Nov 17, 2017 8:56:04 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 17, 2017 8:56:04 AM

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan visited one of our customers to highlight how the upcoming proposed tax reform plan can benefit manufacturers. During his speech, Speaker Ryan pointed to a robotically loaded cell designed and built by Gosiger Automation as well as a BTB transfer machine. These are the types of investments that will benefit from the new tax code and help to reinvigorate American manufacturers.

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Topics: Gosiger Automation, High Volume, Laws and Acts, 2017

Should You Ever Let a Customer Go?

Oct 20, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 20, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Every so often you may find it necessary to fire an unproductive or troublesome employee. It’s never a pleasant situation but you recognize that, if done properly, it’s ultimately in the best interests of everyone involved.

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Topics: Marketing

How To Protect Your CNC Shop From Ransomware

Sep 15, 2017 10:41:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Sep 15, 2017 10:41:00 AM

While cybercrime in many forms continues to escalate, the fastest growing threat is ransomware, in which your data is held prisoner until you pay off the cybercriminals. According to the Web site Fight Ransomware, these attacks increased 300% from 2015 to 2016, with over 4000 attacks now occurring each day.

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Topics: Technology

Investing in CNC Machines: The Human Factor

Aug 11, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Aug 11, 2017 9:18:00 AM

It’s safe to say that most manufacturers recognize that their greatest asset is their people. They may have the latest and greatest technology, but it is the skills, experience and dedication of those who work for them that make the company what it is.

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Topics: Technology

3 Ways To Reduce Employee Absences

Aug 4, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Aug 4, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Occasional employee absences or tardiness, although inconvenient, are part of the human condition. However, an employee who habitually arrives late, calls out or simply doesn’t show up is being unfair to everyone who has to take up the slack. Not to mention impacting production schedules, customer deliveries and productivity.

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Topics: Management

Here’s How Marketing Can Help You Get More Customers

Jul 21, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jul 21, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Whether you own a CNC shop or are responsible for bringing in business for your employer, you’ll be more successful if you move beyond basic sales tactics to developing and implementing marketing strategies.

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Topics: Marketing