One of the best trips I ever took was an epic hike along the Inca Trail in Peru. I worried about a lot of things on this expedition: tarantulas, altitude, sunburn, insects, and rainstorms. At one point in the hike, our guide held onto my backpack to keep me from falling down the 3,000-foot cliff next to the trail so I could evacuate the lunch I had eaten. About that time I realized I should have been most concerned about how the food we were eating was being stored and prepared with no refrigeration. Food safety isn’t just a concern in the South American jungle, it’s something everyone should be aware of.
In a competitive job market, it may seem like a challenge for small businesses to compete for top talent, but it might not be as difficult as once previously thought. Smaller companies often have a lot to offer that big businesses do not. The Wall Street Journal states, “Small companies often offer more flexibility, more job diversity, and the possibility of high growth.”  It’s important to make a case for why your business is an attractive place to work. If you’re having difficulty building your workforce, you may want to look to new perspectives.
Starting a home based business might sound appealing (working in your PJ’s, setting your own hours, no boss!!). However, you need to make sure that your business is properly insured. Here are some questions to ask yourself about your endeavor.
One of the most common fire hazards I encounter while doing business walk-throughs is the presence of flammable materials. These are substances that can ignite easily and burn rapidly. Larger industrial and manufacturing operations are often well-aware of the hazards posed by these materials, and have the most updated safety procedures and storage facilities to mitigate the risk these pose on their operations.
While homeowner insurance covers individuals and families for many day-to-day claims involving water damage, roof damage, and the like, it is potentially there for you when the unthinkable happens and your house is completely destroyed.
Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. All winter I look forward to planting flowers, the warmer weather, and the merciful end of snow. (Not to mention my birthday!)
But spring also brings rain, storms, and other perils that could cause damage to your home. Follow this checklist to ensure that your home is ready for spring!
Thanks to HGTV, many of us are feeling more empowered than ever when it comes to home improvement and considering purchasing fixer-uppers to convert into our dream home. The possibilities are endless. Older homes have become a target for this trend, allowing us to hold onto some of the charm and character they offer while adding modern flair. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re considering purchasing an older home or any home you’re planning to renovate.