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Above Ground Fuel Tank Safety Requirements

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Above-ground fuel tanks can be a convenience to businesses that require frequent fueling of company vehicles, construction vehicles, lawn mowing equipment, and power tools. Above-ground fuel tanks can also present significant loss exposures in the form of fires, explosion, pollution, and theft. If your company or business has an above-ground fuel tank or is considering installing one, here are some requirements you'll need to consider:

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Referrals - Just Ask!

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Aug 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When you ask for referrals, do your palms sweat and does your heart race? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Many people are nervous about asking for referrals for fear of damaging relationships with their current clients. Ultimately, those who don’t ask for referrals are depriving themselves of new business opportunities. That’s because for many companies, referrals are the primary method for generating new business. 

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Are Solar Panels Right for Your Business?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on May 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We’ve all seen them and heard about the great value solar panels can bring.  As time goes on, the cost to install solar energy has decreased and their usage has increased.  With growth averaging 60% annually since 2007, a new solar project is installed every 2.5 minutes.  As of 2014, nearly 645,000 U.S. homes and businesses have gone solar.  Is solar energy right for you?  The Department of Energy provides very useful information to help you decide.

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Should Fido Be Allowed at Work?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

I have two amazing rescue dogs, Dawson and Simba, who are pictured here.  Awww…aren’t they simply adorable?  When I worked for a veterinary clinic a few years ago, I had the ability to bring them along as my schedule allowed.  Usually, only one accompanied me at a time, as two dogs would be too much to handle.  While it was fun to have a companion with me, I found there to be some challenges as well.  As an employer, should you allow pets in the workplace?  Let’s look at some things to consider. 

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Timeless ideas for putting your best professional image forward

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Mar 21, 2017 8:52:21 AM

We're all professionals, and, as such, people expect that we act that way.  These tips are great reminders for ways you can put your best professional image forward!

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Protecting personal health and financial information

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Hackers and thieves are on the hunt for your personal information every day.  Because our business requires the transfer of personal information, we need to be prepared to protect our clients' personal information, as well as our own.  Information security is an important part of best business practices in the insurance industry.

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Damage from Data Compromise

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Mar 9, 2016 8:24:12 AM

Cyber security, data breach, safeguards, cyberattacks are terms that are all too prevalent in the news today.  From big box stores, to mom and pops shops, to online retailers, restaurants and bars, we can no longer ignore how a data breach would damage reputations and cause huge headaches and financial hardships for your consumers.  The 2015 second annual Data Breach Industry Forecast by Experian states that almost half of organizations had a security incident within the last 12 months.  Cyber insurance policies or Data Compromise programs are becoming a necessity in protecting businesses, reputations, and your customers.

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Every Move You Make

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For many years, video surveillance cameras have been used as a theft deterrent or to help apprehend criminals in banks, convenience stores, and gas stations. In recent years, video cameras have slowly been infiltrating many other businesses. In fact, most people now assume they’re being filmed while shopping in big box stores, and they’re probably right.

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Professional Liability

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you know West Bend offers Professional Liability for specific classes of business on our SMARTbusiness™ and Commercial Package Policies? Here are brief descriptions of the coverages we offer: 

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Free Online Risk Management Resource

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Did you know all West Bend customers with EPLI coverage have access to a FREE online risk management resource called in2vate?

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