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Light Industrial – Heavy on Protection

  Light industrial is a term you often hear when discussing commercial insurance, but what does it mean? Typically, light industrial refers to operations such as machine shops, sheet metal work (shop only, no installation), and manufacturing of metal goods,…

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Equipment Breakdown Coverage Explained

Boiler & Machinery is an antiquated term once used to describe a separate policy that offered coverage for causes of loss such as mechanical breakdown, electrical surges, explosion of steam boilers, steam pipes, etc. This separate policy was needed because…

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The New Year is a Good Time for Your Commercial Policy Check-Up

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Obviously, making a profit and keeping your business growing are of paramount concern.  In addition, there’s making payroll, staying competitive, staying on top of new healthcare and tax laws,…

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What if Santa Claus needed to buy insurance?

I’m pretty sure not too many people have asked themselves that question, but I have because I’ve been in the insurance industry for (obviously) too long. But, not only that, but what kind of insurance would Santa need, and for…

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Fraud Awareness Week: Small Business

This week is International Fraud Awareness Week! And, Small Business Saturday is coming up next week! Why not talk about fraud in small business? Genius.

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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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Business Vehicles and Your Personal Auto Policy

It has become more and more popular that people are owning and running their own business these days. I mean, who doesn’t want to be their own boss? Though, what does that mean for your vehicles and auto insurance? Depending…

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Managing Inventory with the Peak Season Endorsement

During the course of a year, businesses in various industries may see their inventories rise or a firm may see greater demand for their products at certain times of the year. For example, many people take vacations during the summer;…

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Protecting Your Produce: The Benefits of Spoilage Coverage

According to Statista, total retail and food services sales in the United States totaled 5.32 trillion dollars in 2015.[i]  This includes perishable foods, which is food that “will spoil the most quickly and require refrigeration.”[ii] A recent article from fooddive.com notes…

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Enterprise Risk Management: An Alternative Approach to Managing Risk

One of the core concepts of insurance is risk management. The Institutes define risk management as “the process of making and implementing decisions that will minimize the adverse effects of accidental losses on an organization.”[i] Insurance professionals regularly use risk…

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