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Build a Strong Cybersecurity Culture through Employee Training

  Data breaches, hacks, and email fraud are hitting businesses of all sizes. It’s not just the big corporations like Equifax and Marriott International—all companies need to prioritize cybersecurity. According to one report, two-thirds of SMBs suffered a cyberattack in…

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Reopening Your Business During COVID-19

The last four months have been some of the most taxing and pressurized months I have seen in my 35 years calling on business owners. It’s hard enough to start a business and keep it up and running, but add…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Now Might Be the Perfect Time for an Account Review

If you’re like many of the people I’ve spoken with over the past couple of weeks, your life is beginning to return back to a revised sense normalcy, which is a good thing considering you’re probably starting to run short…

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May the Coverage Be With You!

One of the toughest parts of commercial insurance is identifying all of the exposures a business might have. I met with a new client yesterday, Darth Vader, who is the Operations Manager for a business called The Empire. It sounds…

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Digital Hygiene Tips for Coronavirus Scams

Coronavirus scams are everywhere. During the evolving public health crisis surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is essential to remain vigilant in the days and weeks to come, online as well as out in the world.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Hiring Team Players

Did you watch the Super Bowl this past weekend? Even if you aren’t an NFL fan, I’m sure you would agree that both the Chiefs and the 49ers have proven themselves successful this season at building a winning team. Just…

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Does your Business Have a Roof Inspection Program?

If you own a business, you may have had your property inspected by a loss control representative from your insurance carrier. If so, they probably asked you, “Do you have a roof inspection program in place? How often do you…

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Small Business Safety: Taprooms & Tastings

As a long-time homebrew hobbyist and a self-proclaimed craft beer aficionado, I have a deep appreciation for the passion and hard work that goes into creating great spirits. If you’ve managed to turn your passion into your business and joined…

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Builder’s Risk Policy vs. a Loss: Which Costs More?

“I don’t need a Builder’s Risk policy,” said a contractor.  “The money I save I’ll just set aside for any losses.” Little did he know how inexpensive a Builder’s Risk policy can be and how expensive a loss can be.

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