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Tips to Improve Communication in the Workplace

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Mar 6, 2019 10:44:09 AM

Communication is a cornerstone of any business.  It helps build relationships, convey ideas, and when done properly, overcome difficult situations.  Good communication is challenging in today’s environment when most of the contact is done via email or text.  I’m sure we’ve all been there when reading emails and trying to detect the tone – is the sender upset or is everything ok? Email and text can leave you feeling unsettled and wondering how to best reply.  Here are some tips to help improve communication.

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Protect Yourself with Beauty and Bodywork Insurance

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Feb 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Professional hairdressers, beauticians, and barbers help people every day. In any line of work, accidents happen, and the risks double for people who are self-employed or own a small business. Hairdresser, beautician, or barber insurance protects you and your livelihood. Defending a liability claim can easily cost thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. By not having professional hairdresser insurance, you risk losing your hard-earned business, future earnings, and even your reputation. Not to mention your credit score could suffer, making it harder to get back on your feet.

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Business insurance for dentists – employee dishonesty coverage

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Feb 20, 2019 9:08:40 AM

Almost every business needs crime insurance. While it's important to have the right coverage to protect against crimes committed by outsiders, it's also important to have the right coverage to protect against crimes committed by employees in your dental office.

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Winter safety tips to protect your customers and employees

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Feb 6, 2019 8:06:20 AM

We are in the midst of a crazy winter season with loads of snow and record low temperatures. This is a perfect time to brush up on safety tips to keep everyone safe and your insurance rates down.  

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Local Restaurant Avoids Potential Fire

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

While on Facebook, a headline by the Beaver Dam Fire Department caught my eye: “Oily rags are causing fire – again.” I learned last year, only because of working at West Bend, that oily rags can combust and start a fire.  My colleague, Scott Stueber, wrote this great blog post about using oil-based stains in your home and how to store and dispose of oily rags.  The instance described by Chief Mannel below is related to cooking oils.  He shared the following:

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Waste Oil Burner Hazards

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Approximately 1.3 billion gallons of waste oil are generated from the crankcases of millions of automobiles and trucks whenever the oil is changed. Approximately 200 million gallons of waste oil are not disposed of properly. Waste oil burners were developed as a way to effectively burn the waste oil and to provide alternative heating systems.

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Zinsco Electric Panels - Fire & Electrical Risk

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Zinsco electric panels could leave property owners at risk for both fire and electric shock as a result of failing to operate properly as much as 25% of the time.

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Breweries and wineries and distilleries - oh my!

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 12, 2018 7:52:51 AM

The popularity and sheer number of craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries are on the rise. In the US, between 2016 and 2017, the number of:

-Regional craft breweries increased 15.5%; Read More

Three Types of Business Insurance for Lawyers

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Nov 28, 2018 8:35:03 AM

Your business works tirelessly to provide nothing but the best for your customers and employees. You want to protect everything you’ve worked so hard for, but business insurance can be complicated. These examples should help simplify how insurance would provide coverage for building, contents, business income, and workers’ compensation:

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Seven things to consider including in your company's social media policy

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Social media has become an integral part of marketing businesses. It’s a way to connect and engage with your audience, while being a part of the conversation. It helps build community, brand awareness, and your reputation. While employees can be valuable online brand ambassadors, it’s important to provide social media guidelines for your employees.

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