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So, how much insurance do you need for your new business?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on So, how much insurance do you need for your new business?

Opening up shop? Wondering what kind of insurance coverage you might need? Chances are you’ll likely need to protect yourself. You have to watch out for things like liability claims, injuries, accidents, damage to equipment, and burglary as well. It’s enough to give a person an ulcer. So how do you know if you have the right business insurance for your needs? And how can you be sure you are getting a great deal on your coverage? We’re certainly here to help you with that! Talking with an independent insurance agent will help you figure out which kinds of commercial coverage are most...

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How to Create an Energized Work Force

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on How to Create an Energized Work Force

  The notion of a 40-hour workweek is disappearing for many. 50+ hour work-weeks have become common. Many individuals go so far as to sleep with their iPhones turned on so they can respond instantly, 24/7, as needed. The biggest problem with this is that it leads to workers being tired and disengaged. Worse, workers suffer greater tension and make more judgment errors. The core question: are humans capable of working constantly without rest? The answer, of course, is no. As a business, it is important to be mindful of how employees are treated as they are a company’s greatest asset. Happy,...

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office” for a certain number of days per week or month....

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office” for a certain number of days per week or month....

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Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Here’s a surprising statistic. In 61% of all work places, anxiety is present in a big way. In turn, this has a dramatic impact on substance dependency. The result is a less productive workforce that doesn’t offer its best to clients. This is only one statistic from the 2016 Mental Health & Substance Abuse survey commissioned by the IFEBP. (The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin.). According to the survey, 94% of organizations reported that their employees are stressed. 67% additionally said that drug and alcohol abuse issues have been on...

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Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Here’s a surprising statistic. In 61% of all work places, anxiety is present in a big way. In turn, this has a dramatic impact on substance dependency. The result is a less productive workforce that doesn’t offer its best to clients. This is only one statistic from the 2016 Mental Health & Substance Abuse survey commissioned by the IFEBP. (The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin.). According to the survey, 94% of organizations reported that their employees are stressed. 67% additionally said that drug and alcohol abuse issues have been on...

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