Business

20
Jun

How Having Commercial Insurance Can Improve Your Brand Image

How the right commercial coverage can help your company branding. As a small business owner, establishing a recognizable brand is likely one of your main areas of concern.  While launching a multi-level marketing strategy, creating a memorable company logo, and establishing a consistent company tone and aesthetic are all important parts of creating a brand, there are other steps that

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13
Jun

What Business Owners Need to Know About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

What businesses need to know about the TCPA. While most people haven’t heard of the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), it is actually a huge deal for businesses.  In fact, TCPA related lawsuits are the second most common federal lawsuit after employment law claims.  But what exactly is the TCPA, and how can you avoid violating it?  Here’s what businesses

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30
May

Exploring Alternative Forms of Funding for Your Employee Benefits Plan

Employers, consider these alternative funding approaches for employee health benefits. In the past, alternative funding solutions for health benefits were primarily available to large corporations.  However, shifts in the in the group health insurance market has completely changed the landscape.  Today, smaller and mid-sized businesses can also benefit from options aside from being fully self-funded.  Here are some of the

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23
May

4 Tips to Help Your Small Business Stand Out from the Competition

Try out these suggestions to make your small business stand out from the competition. Promoting your small business is a difficult task.  Not only do you need to worry about other small businesses in the area, but you also have to compete with big-name corporations with much bigger marketing budgets and client bases.  However, you shouldn’t feel discouraged as there

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16
May

Risk Management Considerations for Hiring Independent Contractors

Learn about the risk management strategies you should employ when it comes to working with independent contractors. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to mitigate your company’s risk.  However, this task is easier said than done, especially if you routinely work with independent contractors or subcontractors.  Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to ensure that you

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18
Apr

How to Safeguard Your Small Business Against Common Risks

Take steps to protect your company against common commercial risks. As a small business owner, you know that you are subject to a considerable amount of risk.  This is why it’s important to take preventative measures and secure the right commercial coverages to ensure that your company can survive whatever comes its way.  Take these steps to protect your company

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11
Apr

Suggestions for Attracting and Retaining the Best Caregivers

How you can attract and keep talented caregivers on your staff. As the population continues to age, the demand for home healthcare services is increasing at a rapid rate. In order to keep up with this growing demand, home care agencies must do their best to attract and retain top talent in their industry.  However, recruiting and securing caregivers requires effort

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4
Apr

How Education Can Help Your Employees Manage Their Benefits

Proper education is the key to helping your employees control and understand their benefits. When open enrollment rolls around, many employees are confused and unsure about how to proceed with the health benefits selection process.  Unfortunately, many employers wait until the open enrollment period to begin explaining the various aspects of the company’s benefit offerings.  The stress of choosing the

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21
Mar

How Your Business Can Avoid Common Workers Comp Mistakes

Try out these suggestions to avoid common workers compensation insurance pitfalls. If you run a business, then it is your responsibility to protect and care for your employees.  One of the best ways to accomplish this is by offering them the comprehensive workers compensation coverage that they are entitled to.  However, simply offering this coverage is not enough; you also

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14
Mar

Why Michigan Commercial Auto Rates are the Highest in the Country

Learn about some of the factors driving Michigan’s high commercial auto insurance rates. Recently, Insurance Marketplace Realities released their 2019 report that predicts that commercial auto rates will rise between 6% and 12% by the end of this year.  Should this prediction hold true, it would mark the eighth consecutive year of increasing commercial auto insurance costs.  But why exactly

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