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Civil Unrest and Your Business

As civil unrest has unfolded across the country with some protests turning to violence and destruction, business owners have good reason for concern, especially as many are just beginning to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. There are steps you can take to protect your business in these unpredictable situations. Here are…

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Too Soon? Considerations for Reopening Your Business

All of us are looking forward to the end of being quarantined at home, and none more than the business owners whose operations have been pinched by having to work virtually. There will come a day when we return to the office, store or plant, and it’s not too soon to think about how that…

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Why COI? Certificates of Insurance

If you run a business, you have more than enough to worry about … your own risk management profile, for one. But when it comes to risk, business owners need to look beyond their own exposures and consider the risks presented by those who are working on their behalf, or working on their property. That’s…

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Credential Stuffing: The Path of Least Resistance for Hackers

With all the high-profile hacking and ransomware incidents in the news lately, from Baltimore City’s ransomware woes to Atlanta losing eight years’ worth of body-camera video, you’re probably wondering what steps you can take to insulate your company and yourself. The answer begins with understanding how many hackers operate. You might picture a hacker hunched…

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HR Hotline: Real People, Real Answers

In a recent post we discussed MyWave Connect, our online portal for convenient access to resources on safety, compliance and much more (read about MyWave Connect here). While MyWave Connect is a vast and searchable resource, sometimes you need a little personal guidance, especially when it comes to matters of Human Resources. Chances are that…

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Making Your Day Easier

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce MyWave Connect, a time-saving online resource that puts clients in control of customized compliance information and much…

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Preventing Workplace Harassment Claims

With all the recent attention devoted to instances of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Washington and elsewhere, and the corresponding #metoo movement, employers are rightfully concerned about workplace harassment and its potential liability. A single claim can have major repercussions for an employer, and even in a best-case scenario will consume large amounts of time and…

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Lessons from the Outer Banks

Imagine for a moment that you’ve fulfilled your lifelong dream of launching a business at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Maybe it’s a paddleboard rental place, or maybe you make designer cupcakes for vacationing families. Either way, you’ve done it: you’re all set up in an idyllic location with a low-stress operation to ease…

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Fleet on the Street – Your Preventative Maintenance Plan

In a recent post we discussed the importance and benefits of a formalized maintenance program for your vehicle fleet (if you missed it, see it here). Having discussed the why of a structured program, let’s talk about the how. What are the components of a successful vehicle maintenance program? Mission statement. Mission statements may seem…

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Preventive Maintenance

One of the challenges for any growing business is bringing structure to various processes, and if your business operations involve multiple vehicles, it might be time to consider a formalized preventive maintenance program. Regular maintenance can prevent expensive breakdowns and improve driver and passenger safety, and while there are costs associated with establishing a maintenance…

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