There is no doubt that small businesses are the backbone of the US economy. They generate jobs, they generate tax revenue to keep the government going and for the successful entrepreneur who owns a small business they can generate wealth. Many people have turned to starting a small business in this terrible economy as a way to survive. Retail is generally one of the easiest ways to go. From franchises to simple concepts small business in a retail setting can be very exciting and rewarding.Small businesses are struggling because of the economy and government regulations, which continue to strangle small businesses. But there’s another problem that plagues small business owners-that of employee theft and shoplifting by customers.70% of all business losses are due to shoplifting and employee theft. That is a staggering figure. As a small business owner most of my life, one of my mantras was that most people were honest, but if they were given a chance to steal they would. It is just too much of a temptation to put products or money in front of a person on a day-to-day basis and not expect them to take it.Even if you put up some simple obstacles, it will turn a potential theft into a non-event. Of course, with the worsening economy employees of all kinds are struggling. So the temptation is even more acute in difficult times.If you have a problem with business losses due to employee theft, one of the best ways to stop it or catch it is with a spy camera or hidden camera. They have been used by thousands of business owners to catch employees who were stealing. If the business owner decides to pursue legal action against the employee, the visual evidence produced by a hidden camera or spy camera can be the key in providing documentation.The best two spy cameras on the market today for catching employees with their hand in the cookie jar are the overhead smoke detector and the wall clock spy camera. They will stop business losses due to employee theft.The Overhead Smoke Detector is one of the best spy cameras because it can provide hours of useful recording with the motion activation feature. It will support up to a 32 GB SD card for the DVR which records the video. It has an overwrite feature that will provide continuous recording.The other popular hidden camera for catching dishonest employees is the Wall Clock Spy Camera. It also has an overwrite feature which provides for continuous recording and can support up to a 32 GB SD card. It is battery operated and will provide 10 hours of recording time. It can be placed anywhere you have a problem and need to stop employee theft.Check out all of our other Covert Spy Cameras. One of them can certainly work well for you.The Home Security Superstore is one of the oldest and largest independent distributors of high quality home security, surveillance, spy, self-defense, survival and safety products. We carry a wide range of self-defense products including tasers, stun guns, pepper sprays and other nonlethal weapons that can save your life in the event of an attack.