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Managing Occupational Stress

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Managing Occupational Stress

Stress is present in nearly any workplace. Daily challenges, deadlines, overtime and more can create short-term stress. For many, this short-term stress can evolve into harmful, long-term occupational stress. For an increasing number of Americans, long-term occupational stress poses serious risks to their mental, physical, and emotional well being. Several studies by the American Psychological Association (APA) support this. In a 2012 study on stress, 65% of respondents reported their occupation as a leading cause of stress. A 2013 survey by...

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Get the Most from a Commercial Insurance Policy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Get the Most from a Commercial Insurance Policy

Small business owners are constantly implementing innovative ways to increase productivity, revenue, and reviews. With so much energy dedicated to promoting the success of the business, seldom is time spent thinking about the insurance side. Businesses face inherent risk regardless of size, location, and company size. In an instant, random occurrences can damage or destroy a business. A business insurance policy can help entrepreneurs recover, yet differences in coverage, service, and rates leave many confused where to begin. Before sourcing...

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Tips for Building More Efficiently this Year

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Tips for Building More Efficiently this Year

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for building. Already, construction companies and tradespeople are finding ways to stay ahead of the pack. See what others are doing to improve construction and building in 2018. 1. Build Modular One of the newest trends in construction is the building of modular dwellings, units, and other fabricated parts. Building on one location before delivery allows for greater environmental and waste control. It can also help limit liability by increasing control over access to the construction site, tools, and...

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The Basics of Business Insurance

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on The Basics of Business Insurance

Entrepreneurs have a lot to think about. It’s understandable if some have yet to obtain adequate commercial insurance for their small business. Some may grab policies off the shelf, while others may lack coverage completely. Businesses are subject to many of the same risks as homes and much more atop that. Protecting a business with commercial insurance helps preserve revenue, owner credit, and the hard work placed into creating an enterprise. Whether it’s time to purchase a commercial policy or you’re looking to compare rates, you can help...

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Build Faster with Construction Tips from the Pros

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Build Faster with Construction Tips from the Pros

Builders spend a lifetime perfecting their craft. Fortunately, some are willing to share some of their best tips and tricks. Here’s a quick rundown of several inside tips from the pros. Laying the Groundwork Installing flooring can be challenging depending on the materials and surface. Taking time to ensure a level floor will improve the finished product. Installing an effective subfloor can help with creating a level surface, yet the glue can be messy and difficult to work with. To install subflooring without the mess, gently lower subfloor...

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Getting Started with Business Insurance

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Getting Started with Business Insurance

Businesses are subject to many of the same insurance risks as homes, and then some. Following a mishap, some business owners are surprised to find their small business insurance policies are inadequate. Studies show a number of small businesses carry insurance policies lacking complete coverage. The kicker is that often, the business owners find out only after filing a claim, leaving costs up to them. Looking at a city street, a small business can mean anything from a cafe to a boutique, to a bottle shop and much more. Tailoring an insurance...

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Protect Against Cyber Attacks

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Protect Against Cyber Attacks

Security estimates suggest over half of U.S. companies have been hacked this year. If that number sounds alarming, it’s because it should be. Often, companies go to lengths keeping breaches discreet, contributing to an illusion of rarity. This helps protect the company’s reputation, retain customers, and maintain sales. As several major breaches demonstrated this past year, public outcry following a breach can be significant. Companies are always looking for ways to protect customer data. Increasingly, companies are spending more to defend...

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WS – Managing Workplace Stress

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on WS – Managing Workplace Stress

Feeling a little frazzled at work? You’ve got company. Americans are dealing with increasing levels of stress in the workplace at the cost of their health. Some of it makes sense; after all, we’ve got a reputation for being workaholics. Of all those offered vacation days each year, only around half report taking any. Many employees also work weekends and overtime on a regular basis, leaving little time for decompression. A 2014 study spearheaded by NPR revealed over half of American employees suffer from occupational stress in a given year....

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Improve Construction Workforce Management to Reduce Risk

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Improve Construction Workforce Management to Reduce Risk

  In construction, efficiency matters. Companies that want the most from a project have to balance resources and deadlines to be effective. On the flip side, companies that struggle may create unsafe environments. Increased pressure on workers can lead to an increase in job site risks and an increase in insurance premiums. Improve productivity and reduce insurance rates by employing effective construction site management. Finding the right people and granting them the tools for success will help reduce risk, leading to savings across the...

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The Basics of Commercial Insurance

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on The Basics of Commercial Insurance

  Running a business requires a lot from the average entrepreneur. Beyond selling a product or service, there are multiple responsibilities to manage behind the scenes. Bookkeeping, inventory, licensing and more are all part of entrepreneurship and take time to coordinate. Being pulled in so many directions it can be challenging to check all the boxes. When opening a business or working from home, commercial insurance is an important safety net to have in place. The right commercial insurance policy for your small business depends on a number...

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