Seeing projects through from beginning to end is hard work, but delegation is a fact of any contractor’s life. When it comes to insurance and bonding, those are definitely services you’ll need to get from the outside. Even when your back’s against the wall, a secure insurance policy can make a way out. With that kind of stability your company can…Read More
Building, renovating, improving and expanding: they’re all within your wheelhouse. When it comes to fulfilling client contracts, you’re a master. But experience says the risks you face as a contractor are distinct and diverse and they all need to be accounted for. That’s why when you’re looking to protect your life’s work, you…Read More
When many of us started out in the insurance sales business, we had a shared experience of sorts. Feedback from friends and family made it pretty clear: we were going to be outcasts, “that guy” at the party that no one wants to be around. You know, the one who cycles through careers and hopes to sell unsuspecting acquaintances on their product du jour.…Read More
Entrepreneurship has long been the golden egg for hard-pressed nine to fivers. But now it’s seriously trending. Beyond romantic reverie, more folks than ever—from millennials to seasoned workers, and…Read More
We’re in the home stretch, and 2016 sure was one for the record books, cybersecurity- and other-wise. We’ll spare you a play-by-play, but suffice it to say in the world of all things cyber, we’ve hit a whole ‘nother level. And the upward trend continues, with abundant…Read More
pci compliance: Don’t let the snore-bore of a name fool you: PCI compliance standards could be your company’s lifeline, packing a solid punch in fighting cybercrime, protecting data security. A set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that “process, store or transmit credit card information” are…Read More
One more 365, come and gone. Our hyperconnected lives keep us always on the lookout for the next update, the hottest feature, the latest trends for the new year. But then that's also just how we're wired. Yet while we love to leap ahead, a look back can be beneficial too—good, bad or average, it informs our journey forward, gives us a benchmark for…Read More
vicarious liability: Put simply, liability for employee actions comes down on employers’ shoulders—and it can do some damage. From independent agents to partners, contractors and staff, negligence and/or prosecution can come back to haunt responsible parties. Rulings can inflict a hefty financial burde…Read More
Just another cheap hat trick, goldbricking sure can sell the goods. A facade of the shiny stuff can fool a trusting audience and a distracted employer alike. Feigning productivity while auctioning items online, or catching up on the classics, employees maintain a semblance of quality and value, while stealing time. Too bad…Read More
From birth to retirement, and everything in between, we plan. Unfortunately though, we tend to downplay the negatives. You know—those pesky 'what-ifs' and disasters we hope to keep at bay. Ironically, it’s in this world of unknowns that a solid plan is most vital. Take, for instance, your business. It wants to grow, and with that growth…Read More
Heartbleed, BladeLogic, Backoff: These aren’t the names we remember. All too quickly we forget the lurking threat of malware and its perpetrators, while their victims’ names linger in our collective consciousness. We remember the scandal, but forget the warning. Technologies are evolving exponentially, with hackers riding the wave of progress toward…Read More
Entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, small business owners and employers are some of the most determined, hard-working, savvy, intrepid members of our community. Moreover, in recent years, it’s been in the face of some overwhelming odds.
It gets better. Recent SBA statistics are in:
“Since the end of the recession (from mid-2009 to mid-2013), smal…
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