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  • 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches

    Cyber-attacks continue to plague organizations nationwide with more than 1,500 breaches reported in 2017. About 55 percent of them targeted businesses, but every industry sector experienced attacks including 24 percent in the healthcare industry, 8 percent in education, 8 percent in financial and about 5 percent in government and military, according to Statista.com. Breaches can […]
  • Protecting your business from equipment breakdowns

    When you run a business, an equipment failure resulting in lost productivity translates into lost revenue. Whether it’s a convenience store, a restaurant, a manufacturing plant, a construction site and any job in between, all kinds of equipment are used for everything from moving dirt to keeping food at the right temperature, from point-of-sales devices […]
  • The many ways umbrella insurance protects your business

    Just as you wouldn’t want to get caught in the rain without cover, you wouldn’t want to find you don’t have enough coverage in the case of a liability claim against your business. The common theme here is an umbrella, and in the event of a liability claim or lawsuit, it’s better to have cover. […]
  • 5 ways to prevent embezzlement

    Whether you’re running a small or large company, employee theft is one of the most prevalent types of theft in the country. In fact, according to a recent embezzlement study, 55 percent of employee theft happens to businesses with less than 500 employees with small and medium-sized businesses the most at risk. It’s important to […]
  • Fair Wages Act affects more than minimum wage for business owners

    The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act became effective July 1, 2017 and raised the minimum wage to $10 on January 1, 2017, and then incrementally, to $12 by 2020.
  • Small business data breaches reach all-time high

    Cyberattack breaches are in the news a lot, but small businesses with comparatively few customers would hold little interest for hackers, right? Wrong.
  • 5 safety pitfalls putting your business at risk

    Some jobs are harder than others, but one thing is certain, injury should never be considered “all in a day’s work.” That said, millions of Americans are hurt on the job each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015; […]
  • Keeping outdoor workers safe in the scorching desert heat

    As the Southwest U.S. braces itself for a hot summer, no one is exempt from dealing with the effects of extreme desert heat. Young children’s bodies haven’t developed the ability to safely regulate temperature and older individuals are susceptible due to factors such as medications and other diseases. Outside workers are also at risk, especially […]
  • 7 common ways to get sued by your employees

    If you had an 11 percent chance of winning the lottery, you’d probably feel pretty good about those odds and might even buy a few extra tickets. In 2014, U.S. companies had better than an 11 percent chance of being sued by a current or former employee, according to the 2015 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits. For […]
  • Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny

    A YouTube search for distracted walking produces numerous videos (like this) of people walking into other people, falling down stairs, running into cars, walking into posts and more. Most are meant to be humorous, but many incidents are tragic rather than funny. A serious problem Distracted walking reached epidemic levels as society became addicted to […]