What Small Businesses Should Know About Employee Fraud

What to look for and what to do about employee fraud.   Most business owners believe that they treat their team well and that no employee would dream of acting out against the company. Unfortunately, fraudulent activity can go on right underneath your nose and you don’t realize it until it is too late. From check tampering to petty theft, employee fraud can happen to any business – including your small company. While small businesses may not have the power to hire a full-fledged fraud … [Read more...]

How Business Insurance Can Protect Your Business’s Bottom Line

Threats to business security continue to rise, making coverage that much more important. With the rise of technology comes the rise of risks. In this digital age, we are more connected than ever. While this can help businesses in a multitude of different ways, there are some risks that should be considered. Digital threats are ever-present. Believe it or not, small businesses are also targets of hacking or digital sabotage. In order to begin development of a cyber security plan, you must … [Read more...]

Small Business Tips for Employee Retention

Small businesses need their best employees, but keeping up with competition and poor management can become obstacles which lead to turnover.  Good employees are the lifeblood of any business, but a good employer is the beating heart which spreads this oxygen-rich blood (the employees) and keeps the business alive. Losing employees is the last thing small businesses want because it is a costly loss. Replacing an employee costs, on average, 20 percent of that employee's annual salary. If you own … [Read more...]

How to Choose and Use the Right Fire Extinguisher

It pays to know which fire extinguisher is right for your business because it may one day prove to save your business.  Knowing which fire extinguisher is right for your business and how to use it may prove to be a lifesaver, literally. More important, it can also be a necessary tool in saving the lives of your employees and customers. But many adults may not know how to use a fire extinguisher. Here are a few tips on how to choose and use the right fire extinguisher. The Different Kinds of … [Read more...]

Traveling for Business? Use These Insurance Tips

Traveling for business can raise a lot of questions about insurance, regardless if the distance is down the road or across the world.  Do you travel for business? Traveling can be a rather nice experience because you get to see the world, but it can also spawn questions about your insurance coverage–even if insurance is not the first (second, third, or fourth) thing on your mind. The thing with traveling, however, is that it does not matter how far you go. If your business requires you to … [Read more...]

How to Find Coverage to Match Your Business Size

Secure the best insurance to suit your company’s needs. As a business owner, you know that you need business insurance. The primary question is how much coverage will protect you and not be a costly burden. As no two businesses are created equally, each will have its own risks, industry, location, and size. In short, buying a bare-bones, standard business liability policy won’t best protect your business. First, evaluate how much insurance you’ll need by considering the following: The … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself From Cyber Fraud

If your business is connected to the internet, there’s a chance it could be targeted by hackers and put you in some legal danger. The internet is a great invention that has made the world a better place by offering information and bringing people together from opposite ends of the world. But there are some humans out there that try to ruin it for everyone and that’s why we can’t have nice things. People like internet trolls and hackers make the internet a dangerous place. Hackers have the … [Read more...]

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