Industry Articles

12 of the Best Staff Recognition Ideas That Inspire Productivity

November 12, 2018

Effective staff recognition ideas have the potential to completely change your company's culture—for the better

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How to Enforce Cyber Security Basics That Reduce Fraud

November 5, 2018

Arming your employees with cyber security basics can be your best bet at keeping hackers out

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What Do Humidifiers Do to Improve Wellness in the Winter?

October 29, 2018

Maybe you've heard that a humidifier in your home can be helpful over the winter. But what do humidifiers do to keep you healthy over cold and flu season?

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How to Avoid the Worst Halloween Pet Safety Problems

October 22, 2018

On Halloween, pet safety should be a priority—to protect both animals and humans

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15 Fang-Tastic Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Little Ghouls

October 15, 2018

Trick or treat safety requires kids and adults to all get on the same page for a fun, safe Halloween

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6 Steps to Avoid Wi-Fi Identity Theft

October 11, 2018

Guard your data and identity when you connect to Wi-Fi.

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5 Ways to Get Back on Track When You Run Out of Gas

October 11, 2018

Be on your way after an empty tank leaves you stranded.

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7 Free Customer Retention Tactics for Small Businesses

October 8, 2018

It’s no secret that your small business relies on steady customers, and the right customer retention tactics can help ensure they keep coming back.

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How to Be Confident When Choosing Life Insurance Coverage

October 1, 2018

Don’t get overwhelmed choosing life insurance. Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice for your family.

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This Is Why You Need to Microchip Your Pet Right Now

September 26, 2018

When you microchip your pet, you're taking a step to ensure that they're safe and secure for the rest of their lives

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Stay-At-Home Parents Need Life Insurance, Too

September 24, 2018

Stay-at-home parents are valuable in countless ways.

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How to Make a Business Emergency Fund on a Budget

September 19, 2018

If a business emergency fund isn’t at the top of your to-do list, your next business downturn could be your last.

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Prevent Injury With 10 of the Best Sports Safety Tips for Kids

September 12, 2018

Stay in the game with these 10 sports safety tips for kids ... and adults!

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Find the True Cost of Renting Your First Apartment

September 5, 2018

Budget for these essentials before you rent your first apartment. 

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The Best Employee Benefits According to 5 Happy Employees

September 5, 2018

The best employee benefits go a long way in keeping your team happy, but what exactly are those benefits?

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7 of the Best Reasons to Shop Local Businesses and Ditch Big Box Stores

August 27, 2018

You could be missing out if you don’t know about some of the surprisingly good reasons to shop local

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Build Success With Your Employee Benefits Program

August 15, 2018

Find a worthy employee benefits program.

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How to Gain More Clients With a Referral Marketing Strategy

August 13, 2018

Gain more clients with a referral marketing strategy that works (and won't cost you a fortune).

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How to Make a Risk Management Checklist That Encourages Company Safety

July 30, 2018

Is your risk management checklist up for the challenge of keeping your employees and your customers safe?

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5 Advantages of Social Media for Small Businesses on a Budget

July 16, 2018

There is no end to the advantages of social media for small businesses. The trick is learning what works and what doesn’t.

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5 Astonishing Ways an Employee Outing Can Boost Motivation

July 2, 2018

Are the motivation and morale slipping in your business? It might be time for an employee outing.

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How to Improve Security by Installing New Locks in Your Office

June 18, 2018

There are lots of ways to keep your office secure, but installing new locks might be the most important and overlooked.

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10 of the Best Small Business Hiring Tips

June 4, 2018

When you run a small business, hiring takes on a special significance. Try these tips next time to make the process easier for everyone. 

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Hiring Seasonal Help Made Simple: 7 Questions You Need to Ask

May 24, 2018

Hiring seasonal help isn’t like hiring a year-round employee. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Stop Sensitive Data Exposure Mistakes in the Office

May 21, 2018

Despite the problems that sensitive data exposure can cause, a lot of businesses are still at risk. Is your business one of them?

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7 Types of Small Business Insurance You Need to Stay Protected

May 16, 2018

Did you know there's more than one way to protect your dream? Find out what types of small business insurance can help you keep your livelihood secure.

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This Is Why a Clear Desk Policy Is Smart for Every Business

May 7, 2018

Find out if a clear desk policy can work in your business and how it can help employees succeed

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What the Dust?  Silica in the Construction Industry - Part 2

April 30, 2018

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What the Dust?  Silica in the Construction Industry - Part 1

April 30, 2018

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Should You Allow Pets in the Workplace?

April 23, 2018

You may not have a choice when it comes to pets in the workplace, but if you do, what is the best policy to follow?

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Employee Breaks: How to Make Sure You're Compliant With Your State

April 9, 2018

The law requires that you follow rules on employee breaks, but there are better reasons for some down time.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Teamwork Culture in the Workplace

March 26, 2018

The most successful businesses strive for a teamwork culture where everyone has an important role to play and everyone fits into the overall whole.

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10 Startling Document Security Issues That Will Ruin a Business

March 7, 2018

Don’t let document security issues be an afterthought. Find out how to keep your sensitive information safe.

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How to Be Successful in Insurance

February 28, 2018

Learning how to be successful in insurance isn't hard as long as you’re willing to give it your all

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5 of the Best Insurance Career Paths for Young Professionals

February 26, 2018

Are you thinking about a new career? There are several insurance career paths that lead to a rewarding future.

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10 Clever Team Building Techniques You Need to Try With Your Team

February 12, 2018

Most team building techniques elicit little more than a yawn and an eye roll, but that's about to change.

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15 Rewarding Benefits of Working in Insurance That Will Make You Want to Update Your Resume.

February 5, 2018

Some of the most exciting benefits of working in insurance are some of the most frequently overlooked.

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How to Create a Smoking Policy in the Workplace

January 24, 2018

Find out why a smoking policy in the workplace is good business even if you don't have many smokers

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The Best Business Insurance Checklist New Business Owners Need to Be Protected

January 1, 2018

The easiest way to make sure you have the insurance to protect your new business is to use a business insurance checklist.

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7 Everyday Office Fire Hazards and How to Easily Prevent Them

December 27, 2017

Take a look around your office. Fire hazards are hiding in plain sight, and there are more of them than you think.

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How to Prevent Safety Hazards at Work From Causing a Lawsuit

December 20, 2017

Don't feel like safety hazards at work are a big deal? Add an employee lawsuit to OSHA violation penalties, and you could be looking at closing your doors.

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How to Make Sure Your Small Business Cyber Security Is on Lock Down

December 11, 2017

If you run a small business, cyber security protocols could be your key to happy customers.

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5 of the Worst Business Security Camera Placement Mistakes Criminals Want You to Make

December 6, 2017

There's more to security camera placement than finding a spot that points to the front door or the cash register.

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OSHA Top 10 List Remains Mostly the Same for 2017

November 17, 2017

The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods (1,405 violations). The entire list was revealed during the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo.

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Focus on Workplace Lighting: 5 Brilliant Tips That Will Help Your Business

November 15, 2017

Discovering the right workplace lighting can be an enlightening experience. Find out how to lighten up your work environment and why it's a bright idea.

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Retention Guidelines: How to Be Sure I Should Shred Documents

November 8, 2017

You know you should shred documents, but which ones? And how long should you keep them? Retention guidelines from state and federal governments can help you answer those questions.

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10 Business Loss Prevention Mistakes Most Companies Make

October 25, 2017

When you run a small business, loss prevention is one key to keeping your doors open.

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Business Evacuation Plans: How to Be Prepared During an Emergency at Work

October 11, 2017

Business evacuation plans aren't something to put off for another day. Make a plan now to ensure the safety of everyone.

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6 Alarming Office Theft Realities You Need to Be Aware Of

September 27, 2017

Don't let office theft ruin morale and drag your team down.

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Distracted Driving: Behaviors Seen on the Road

September 22, 2017

We all know distracted driving is dangerous. However, did you know it claimed 3,477 lives in 2015 alone, according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Association?  

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Too Fit to Quit: Wellness Incentive Programs That Strengthen Your Core

September 13, 2017

Learn how wellness incentive programs can benefit your bottom line and your employee relations

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How to Reduce Retail Employee Turnover in 4 Steps You Can Take Today

August 30, 2017

Don't let retail employee turnover become a drain on your business; find out what you can do to keep your staff in top condition.

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How to Choose the Best Surveillance System for Your Small Business

August 16, 2017

The best surveillance system isn't always the most obvious one

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9 Workplace Wellness Tips to Motivate a Happier, Less-Stressed Staff

August 2, 2017

Workplace wellness tips to keep your entire team fit and ready for action

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HR for Small Business: 10 Things You Need to Know if You Have Employees

July 19, 2017

Running a business keeps you busy, but don’t skip on the HR; for small business, it's the key to a positive work environment.

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Safety Programs for HVAC and Plumbing Technicians

July 8, 2017

As a contractor, do you have a Safety Program that will satisfy OSHA requirements? 

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7 Small Business Equipment Insurance Tips to Make Sure You're Protected

July 5, 2017

For your small business, equipment insurance could keep you up and running when things break down.

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10 Social Media Tools for Business That Will Save Time and Money

June 28, 2017

You don't have a lot of extra time in your day; that's why these social media tools for business are here to make your life easier.

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Business Safety: Non-Routine Tasks Can Have Deadly Results

June 19, 2017

As a small business owner or contractor, you may be asked to complete a job that you’ve never done before.  Are you a small business owner or contractor with a reputation for quality work who is highly respected and appreciated in the community?  If the answer is yes, you may be asked to complete a job that you have never done before.  It is this type of “non-routine work request” from a customer that can potentially lead to a major injury, fatality, or liability exposure. The following provides a brief overview of what management should consider before conducting this type of work as well as a hierarchy of controls to consider (engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, etc.) BEFORE commencing work.        

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How to Get a Business Vehicle Deduction as a Small Business

June 14, 2017

Find out how to take advantage of a business vehicle deduction now so you can save money when your taxes are due.

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