1. Articles in category: Small Business Tips

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    1. What Is Postage Insurance and When Is It Necessary?

      What Is Postage Insurance and When Is It Necessary?

      Helpful summary from Small Business tips detailing when postage insurance could help your business!

      Whether your shipping vintage table lighters from a recent eBay sale or a technology component to an important client across the country, postage insurance may be something you  want to consider. Because without it, you might end up paying a heavy price.

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    2. 8 Reasons Your Business Should Have GPS Vehicle Tracking

      8 Reasons Your Business Should Have GPS Vehicle Tracking

      Considering a GPS tracking system for your business' vehicle fleet? It could help you save on your insurance costs.

      Learn more on Blogtrepreneur:

      Keeping costs low and earnings high is essential when you own and operate your own business. But if you or your employees work in the field, it can be difficult to identify opportunities to reduce costs and increase your revenue.

      If your business relies on a fleet of vehicles, you may have already thought about implementing a GPS tracking system.

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    3. 4 Ways to Prepare Now so Your Business Survives the Unexpected Later

      4 Ways to Prepare Now so Your Business Survives the Unexpected Later

      These 4 tips are helpful for entrepreneurs and small business owners to consider when setting up your business for success - but don't forget to consider commercial insurance, too!

      Having plans in place to deal with unexpected events and disasters is important for any business, but especially critical for small or new businesses. This article on Entrepreneur can get you started on identifying areas that need your attention. In addition to these steps, give your insurance agent a call to review your commercial insurance policies to ensure your business is adequately protected.

      Planning for what you hope never happens can ...

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    4. New Equipment or Furniture Checklist

      Is your business growing and looking to upgrade your stuff? Whether it's new office furniture or equipment to help you get your work done, there are some things to consider when making new purchases for your business.

      Read more on Insureon and don't forget to give your insurance policies an update after upgrading to ensure you have enough coverage:

      Before your small business shops for new office furniture or equipment, review this checklist. These tips can help you make the most of your dollars.

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    5. Business Insurance 101 - Everything You Need to Know

      Business Insurance 101 - Everything You Need to Know

      Everything Massachusetts business owners need to know about commercial insurance, straight from insurer Hiscox. With so much to do and devote your time to as a business owner, it can be easy to overlook or simply never around get to protecting your business. This quick guide will give you the information you need to initiate a conversation with a commercial insurance agent.

      Learn the lingo of the business insurance world and begin understanding the most common policies on Hiscox:

      Running a small business is like walking a tightrope. It’s thrilling, but it also comes with some risk. Whether you ...

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    6. 15 Tips for Handling Holiday Returns

      15 Tips for Handling Holiday Returns

      Setting up a clear returns policy can help this month run smoothly for your small business. Minimize your risk this season by following these essential tips:

      After the holiday shopping season comes the season of holiday returns. So if your small business sold a lot of gift items over the past couple of months, you’re likely about to be inundated with customers looking to return or exchange at least some of those items.

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    7. 5 New Year's Resolutions for Busy Entrepreneurs in 2017

      5 New Year's Resolutions for Busy Entrepreneurs in 2017

      Happy New Year! Do you have some resolutions dreamed up for your small business in 2017? Take a look at this from Entrepreneur to add some more you may not have thought of before. 

      Of course, don't forget to review your commercial insurance policies before the year gets going! A great resolution is to examine your policies and call your agent to ensure you're getting the best coverage for your business.

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      'Practice more empathy.' Has that resolution ever made it on to your wavelength?

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    8. Make Small Business Cyber Security a Priority in 2017

      Make Small Business Cyber Security a Priority in 2017

      Cyber security is an important issue for small businesses to tackle head on, especially in the new year. Get your business ready with these tips from Small Business Trends:

      Many small business owners may think they are protected against computer viruses and hacks, but that may not be the case. In fact, too many small business owners don’t do much to protect themselves. There are so many must-dos that accompany running a business that it’s easy for tasks like protecting your IT infrastructure to be placed on the back burner. But the typical IT security problem can cost ...

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    9. 7 Steps to Take to Save Your Business During a Divorce

      Commercial insurance is only one way to protect your business. There are times when life events can have an impact on your small business. Divorce is one of those events.

      If you're a business owner in the midst of a divorce, this article from Killer Startups is helpful:

      Going through a divorce is a stressful and emotional process on its own. If you are also a business owner, you have even more stress from worrying about what could happen to your business. Luckily, there are steps you can take to save your business during a divorce that will also ...

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    10. 11 Strategies for More Efficient Business Travel

      11 Strategies for More Efficient Business Travel

      For many companies, travel is a necessary part of doing business. This can be an expensive and tiring aspect of the job, but with some forward-thinking and preparation, you can make traveling for your business more efficient.

      Read more on Entrepreneur and don't forget that the cost of sorting out complications in traveling logistics can be expensive, so be sure to  properly insure your business travel as well!

      Getting the most out of your trips includes staying safe and sane while on the road.

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    11. 5 things to accomplish with your commercial real estate ASAP

      5 things to accomplish with your commercial real estate ASAP

      The year is almost over - is your business ready for 2017?  This helpful article details the commercial real estate to-do's you should cross off your list for the new year.

      Examining your lease, your maintenance contracts and your commercial insurance coverage are all steps you should take to ensure that you'll be well protected and ready for whatever 2017 has in store. 

      Read more in the OC Register:

      Update your insurance coverages: As insurance is not my expertise, I contacted a George McLaughlin from Tutton Insurance, a commercial insurance ...

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    12. Does Your Business Have All of Its Required Licenses and Permits?

      Does Your Business Have All of Its Required Licenses and Permits?

      When starting your small business, it is imperative to have all of the proper legal paperwork in order, whether that entails required licenses or permits. Setting up your business correctly will lower the chances that you'll run into legal issues down the line.

      How can you be sure that you've got everything you need? Check out this article from Small Business Trends and don't forget to insure your business' legal liability with commercial insurance.

      When you’re launching a business, it can be confusing to understand all the legal obligations involved. Do you need a small business ...

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    13. How to Prevent Theft of Inventory During Your Busy Season

      How to Prevent Theft of Inventory During Your Busy Season

      Great advice for small business owners here! Keep your inventory and business safe with these risk management tips from Small Business Trends:

      Increased inventory and worker numbers can raise the potential for theft during the busy holiday season. And the last thing a business wants when incurring higher labor costs is a decrease in returns.

      According to the National Retail Federation, retailers lost approximately $44 billion from theft in 2015. Of that amount, more than 34 percent was stolen by employees.

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    14. Turn Your Blog Into a Business: A Legal Perspective

      Turn Your Blog Into a Business: A Legal Perspective

      Commercial insurance isn't just for brick and mortar businesses. If your blog is your side hustle and it's starting to generate revenue or you're thinking of using it as a platform to sell things on, you're in business. There are legal steps to take to protect yourself from the potential risks of running a business. And don't forget commercial insurance!

      Read more on blogtrepreneur.com:

      Are you ready to turn your blog into a business? You can use it to sell digital products, engage in affiliate marketing, or reach out to potential clients. Learn to ...

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    15. How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

      How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

      Timely and important for this time of year! While not directly related to commercial insurance, improperly trained employees can be a huge risk to your business. Training your seasonal help well will reduce your risk during this holiday season. Read on for more information: 

      Many businesses hire additional workers during the holiday season to help with increased demand. This year, retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation.

      Improperly trained temporary hires can present workplace safety risks. A 2014 study conducted by Travelers Insurance found that 28 percent of ...

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    16. 3 Scariest Data Breaches of 2016

      Gotta love a good end of the year roundup, except when that roundup involves data breaches! This scary event can leave your customers vulnerable and undermine the trust others have in your business, not to mention the added cost of fixing the problem.

      There is a lot to be learned from these security breaches and those lessons could help you protect your business and your customers better. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as just purchasing an insurance but requires diligence.

      Read more on Insureon about the top three scariest data breaches of 2016:

      Small-business owners: learn some valuable lessons ...

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    17. For many, disaster insurance is lacking

      For many, disaster insurance is lacking

      While you're busy building your business, you may not take the time to pause and think about all that you have to protect when it comes to your company. If disaster were to strike, do you have the right coverage in place to keep the vital parts of your business running smoothly?

      This article from the Bend Bulletin outlines some real-life situations small business owners have faced and the coverages that could have helped them through trying times. Read more:

      While she had $10,000 in coverage for lost income, she'll likely have lost ... Walter Coker considered buying ...

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    18. Entrepreneurship: When Starting a Business, Consider the Liabilities

      Entrepreneurship: When Starting a Business, Consider the Liabilities

      For small business owners, figuring out risk your company could face is essential to ensuring the success of your business. There are many, many risks and liabilities entrepreneurs may face when starting out, which is why getting the right insurance coverage is so important. 

      Some start-ups and small businesses may be unique, which makes finding insurance more difficult to find. A commercial insurance agent can help you shop multiple commercial insurance carriers to find the right policy for your small business. 

      Learn more about how other new business owners embraced insurance for mitigating their risk:

      An entrepreneur might want to ...

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    19. Management Liability – Important for Small Business

      There are commercial insurance policies for many of the risks your business may face. What about the management of your company? Could they be opening up your business to liability risks?

      Of course you trust your team, but everyone can make mistakes. Management liability insurance could be a good fit for your business, even if it is small.

      Learn more on the Specialty Insurance Blog:

      Directors & Officers (D&O) and Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance, also called management liability, is not just for large and publicly traded businesses – small businesses need management liability coverages as well.

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    20. 7 Ways to Save Your Business Thousands of Dollars Each Month

      7 Ways to Save Your Business Thousands of Dollars Each Month

      A growing business often means you face many different expenses each month. These expenses can really add up. Are you overlooking some ways your small business could be saving?

      This article from Entrepreneur offers some practical and easy to implement solutions for trimming your bills each month. It could be as simple as bartering with a service provider!

      Not mentioned in the article, but paramount to saving your business money is making sure your business is adequately insured. Add calling up your insurance agent to the list to make sure your premium and policy accurately reflect your growing business today ...

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    21. Tax And Insurance Changes That Will Change Your Business In 2017

      Tax And Insurance Changes That Will Change Your Business In 2017

      There are a number of changes going into effect in 2017 for small businesses. Make sure your business is ready by prepping for these changes. It could save your business a lot of money in fines and mistakes.

      Having a plan in place to handle changes in regulations and legislation is the best way to avoid making mistakes. Small business owners should also consult professionals to help understand what these changes will mean for their businesses. Speak with an insurance agent or tax professional to make sure your business is ready for all that 2017 will bring.

      Read more in ...

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    22. 3 Personal Finance Tips for Small-Business Owners

      These are great tips for small business owners in Massachusetts and beyond from NerdWallet.

      Of course, we'd have to add that insurance for both your personal assets and business assets is an important facet of your personal and business finances that should not be overlooked! An insurance agent can help you come up with a protection plan that meets your needs and the needs of your business.

      By Heather Castle, CFP Learn more about Heather on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor  As entrepreneurs, many small-business owners are comfortable taking risks. But their business is often their biggest asset, as ...

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    23. Hiscox USA Launches Small Business Resource Center

      If you own a small business, a major insurer has just launched a resource center to help you with everything small business related, whether that's insurance or insights into strategy. They'll be working with partners who specialize in all different business solutions to help provide valuable advice to small business owners.

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      Our Small Business Resource Center will allow us to expand the resources we have available to small businesses beyond their insurance needs. 

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    24. The Cost Of Health Insurance Is A Big Problem For Small Business

      If your small business is struggling to keep up with health insurance costs for your employees, you are not alone.

      This article from Forbers outlines how many small businesses are feeling the squeeze of rising health insurance premiums and deductibles. This cost burden is leading many small businesses to not offer their employees health insurance.

      Read more about this problem small businesses are facing in Forbes:

      The most severe problem facing small business right now is the cost of health insurance, according to a new release of the NFIB Research Foundation’s quadrennial Small Business Problems and Priorities survey.

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