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10 Steps To Opening A Sports Rental Business

10 Steps To Opening A Sports Rental Business

Ready to get your sports rental business going? Whether you’ve got your eye on a kayak and surfboard rental business on the sunny coast or a mountain-view shop full of skis and snowboards, this ten-step plan will help you get there. Step #1 Write a Business Plan A business plan helps you start out your road to business success. When you create a business plan, you’re essentially mapping out what you plan to do and how ...
15 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Opening A Ski & Bike Shop

15 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Opening A Ski & Bike Shop

Have you been considering opening a ski and bike shop? The outdoor recreation economy is big business, bringing in more than $646 billion each year. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, more than 140 million Americans make outdoor recreation a priority in their daily lives. So if you’ve been dreaming of opening a shop of your own, the outdoor industry has plenty of opportunities for would-be entrepreneurs. So You Want to Open a Ski and ...
How To Find Insurance For Your Outdoor Adventure Store

How To Find Insurance For Your Outdoor Adventure Store

When you own an outdoor adventure store, your business-as-usual is anything but. Whether you retail sporting equipment and apparel, offer lessons and classes in the great outdoors, or rent equipment that gets your clients to new heights, you have different considerations than the average shop owner next door. And that means you need business insurance protection that’s as unique as you are. If you want to minimize risk and cover your assets, without tying up ...
10 Things You Should Consider Before Opening A Bike Shop

10 Things You Should Consider Before Opening A Bike Shop

Have you been dreaming of opening your own bike shop? Then let’s dive right on in. We’ve compiled a list of ten considerations that you will need to understand, calculate, and put on paper if you want to get your shop up and running successfully. Whether you want to sell cruisers on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, or mountain bikes on the trails around Lake Tahoe, here are 10 things to consider before you pull ...
KEEP YOUR COMPANY AFLOAT

KEEP YOUR COMPANY AFLOAT

Commercial property insurance is just one example of coverage that business owners should consider. There are numerous events and factors that could affect a company’s daily operations or long-term profitability. Having the right business insurance policy—or set of policies—is an important step to securing an organization’s future. Just what exactly can happen to a business? Aegis Insurance’s infographic, “Business Insurance: Keep Your Company Afloat,” has some specific examples of why an entrepreneur should have ...
If your system has personal information, it needs to be secure

If your system has personal information, it needs to be secure

The recent struggles of photo-sharing service Snapchat offer up a valuable lesson for businesses everywhere.  The application was vulnerable to intrusion, a fact that was pointed out to its owners several months ago. This warning was summarily ignored and, true to prediction, the app was hacked and the private information of about 4.6 million users was released.  While the organization has promised that it's working to institute safeguards to better protect the data of its ...
Data breaches an ongoing threat

Data breaches an ongoing threat

Recently, Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels all had sensitive customer information stolen. Over 100 million customers had their data fall into nefarious hands, and the worst may be yet to come: according to some experts, the issue of retailers being hacked could be a persistent one moving forward.  "Attackers no longer spam at will," says Steve Durbin, global vice president of Information Security Forum. "They are increasingly targeting—learning the habits and preferences of their ...
Congress faces upcoming flood insurance vote

Congress faces upcoming flood insurance vote

If you're in the construction industry, you know that you have to guard your sites against all manner of misfortune. One of those is flooding: even a small amount of water can set a project back or submarine it entirely, so any comprehensive commercial property insurance policy will take into account that possibility. Based on what happens in an upcoming Senate debate, that sort of assurance could soon be pricier.By a significant margin, the ...
Worker's comp claims a primary concern for fraud investigators

Worker's comp claims a primary concern for fraud investigators

One of the primary concerns of any insurance company is fraud. The issue of unscrupulous people trying to get money to which they aren't entitled is a problem for any industry, but particularly those that deal so much with self-reported claims. This year, medical, auto and workers' compensation predict to be sectors particularly worthy of keeping an eye on, according to statistics collected by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The high amount of fraud ...
Five critical fire safety tips

Five critical fire safety tips

A comprehensive commercial property insurance will come complete with some protection against fires. This security is important — a blaze can decimate an entire project. In the best case scenario, however, you won't ever have to file a claim. Here are give tips that can keep your site safe from the ravaging influence of flames. Make sure you have smoke detectors, and that they work: Smoke detectors can warn you that something is amiss, even ...

 

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