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4 Types of Business Insurance You Must Consider

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on 4 Types of Business Insurance You Must Consider

As a busy owner (or manager) of a small business, the bulk of your energy is invested in ensuring your company’s success. Insurance often becomes an afterthought… something that’s at best boring and at worst confusing. Yet having the right business insurance can, in many cases, be the difference between survival and going out of business. So as we move to the end of 2018 and into the New Year, this is a good time to invest a minute on reviewing your risk profile and basic business insurance requirements. Basics of Business...

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4 Quick Strategies For Construction Profits

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on 4 Quick Strategies For Construction Profits

With a looming slowing in construction in 2019, its become increasingly important to maximize efficiency to ensure profitable construction projects. Here are some tips from the pros on maximizing profitability in construction. 1. Attract Talent (and keep it!) You already know it is a tight labor market. Many face limits in how much work they can take on because of staffing limitations. To remain competitive, its suggested to offer better benefits as a part of a strategy to keep talented workers. 2. Go Green With news and government reports...

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A Few Simple Steps to Manage Worker Stress

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on A Few Simple Steps to Manage Worker Stress

Stress is present in nearly all workplaces. Short-term stress is easily caused by high-pressure due dates, heavy overtime burdens, and the like. The challenge is that short-term stress can quickly turn into long-term occupational stress. This kind of stress creates lasting damage that’s both physical and mental. For many, dealing with this sort of long-term work stress results in turning to cigarettes, eating too much, alcoholism, and drug abuse. Such things have dire consequences for long-term health and happiness. While it might be...

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Wildlife and Winter Driving

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Wildlife and Winter Driving

With leaves falling and cold temperatures filling the air, it’s time to pay extra attention to the road and to potential animal hazards including deer. A deer popping out from the side of the road is a scary proposition at any time of year and especially hazardous when road conditions are slick with fresh rain or icy because of cold temperatures. Peak accident times include both the early and late hours of the day. In truth it is important to keep a continuous lookout for all kinds of wildlife near or on the highway. And be sure to...

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4 Quick & Professional Tips for Quality Construction

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on 4 Quick & Professional Tips for Quality Construction

Contractors invest a lifetime perfecting their craft. Some have shared their best techniques for making build projects better, faster, and more profitable. Here’s a quick rundown of these inside tips from the pros. Pay Attention to Framing The majority of homes have imperfections and the older they get, the higher those flaws become. Homes settle and floors and walls begin to curve, slope, or separate. Before making cuts, be sure to review the acceptable tolerances for the lumber you’re working with. Frames must be straight, so...

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4 Quick Tips on Business Insurance

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on 4 Quick Tips on Business Insurance

Business owners have a lot on their plates. It’s unsurprising that many put off getting insurance for their small business. To save time, it’s tempting to grab a quick policy “off the rack” however, that will likely fail to truly protect you from the risks you likely face as a business owner. You’ve worked hard to build your business so protecting it to preserve your income, credit, and employees is important. Whether it’s time to purchase a policy or if you’re aiming to compare rates, we can help...

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Driving without Insurance Don’t!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Driving without Insurance Don’t!

If you’re a driver in the US, or many countries for that matter, you are required by law to have car insurance. Driving without car insurance is illegal, and for a very good reason. Although a technical US exception is New Hampshire, where drivers don’t have to have insurance per se… they still have to be able to prove that they have enough money put away in order to pay out if a crash happens. For all intents and purposes… you have to have car insurance in the US. Over 37,000 people die in US car crashes every year,...

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4 Network Security and Privacy Risks Businesses Must Manage

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on 4 Network Security and Privacy Risks Businesses Must Manage

When developing your security and data privacy strategies for the future, there are numerous vulnerabilities which you need to consider. Here we run you through 4 common risks which you need to consider in 2018 and beyond with regard to your security and privacy regulations. 1. Emails It’s easy to think of cybercriminals as tech-savvy geeks mastering a piece of code which can steal all your money, but the reality is often very different. Using nothing more than emails, many hackers pose as business contacts and company stakeholders in...

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5 Construction Technology Trends to Watch

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on 5 Construction Technology Trends to Watch

Although construction may not be the first industry you think of when we say “innovative technology”, the construction industry is currently at the bleeding edge of new technology, making high-rise buildings easier to erect than ever before. New technology isn’t only making things more efficient; it’s making them safer too. So what exactly is going on in construction technology trends right now? 1. Wearable tech Workers are commonly now being given wearable trackers which are said to improve their safety and decrease...

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Power Naps and Meals Don’t Always Help Shift Workers Make it Through The Night

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Power Naps and Meals Don’t Always Help Shift Workers Make it Through The Night

If you’ve ever worked a job which involves night shifts, you’ll be all too familiar with the havoc it can wreak on your body. Human beings are ultimately incredibly intelligent and complicated animals – animals who are supposed to hunt during the day and sleep at night. As a result, our body clock is adapted to work with the sun, causing us to feel awake and alert during the day and tired and sleepy at night. It’s simple biology. However, in the 24-hour world we consistently find ourselves in, more and more workers are...

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