Year: 2018

How Safe Is Your Parking Lot?

Businesses can be held liable for injuries that occur on the premises, and that includes parking lots. Depending on the type of business you have, the parking lot may be the most dangerous area on your property. If your parking lot is not owned and managed by a third party and is therefore your responsibility, discuss parking lot safety with your business lawyer and business... Read Article

The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Performance Reviews (Webinar)

But I thought I was doing so well! I’ve been here for 30 years. You’re just telling me this now? Susan comes in late every day, and she’s never been written up. What gives? Let’s face it: If you’re business owner or a manager, employee performance appraisals can be uncomfortable. No one likes a “surprise” evaluation that they’re not performing well. What’s more, if you... Read Article

11 Tips for Setting Up a Home-Based Business Office

Home-based businesses are on the rise. According to research done by IncFile, a small business start-up firm based out of Houston, Texas, it’s estimated that there are 38 million home-based businesses that generate $427 billion a year in the United States. Of those businesses, 20 percent of them bring in $100-500k per year. Big or small, home-based businesses all share one common challenge: Setting up... Read Article

Three Questions About Business Interruption Coverage

When you think about purchasing a business policy, you think about the protection it provides for a fire, windstorm or burglary. Insurance that covers the cost to repair a damaged storefront is one thing – but what about the other implications of closing your doors? Could your business financially weather the storm without that income from regular customers while you rebuild? This is why business... Read Article

What are Chatbots and How Can I Use Them in My Business?

Communicating with your customers is vital to running a successful business, and like much of the world, communication has gone digital. Emails, text messages and even Facebook messages are supplanting face-to-face communications, often because digital is simply more convenient for consumers. In fact, Gartner anticipates by 2020 customers will manage 85 percent of their relationships with businesses without interacting with a human. So, instead of... Read Article