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The Biggest Expert-Predicted Cyber Threats To Watch Out For In 2017

The Biggest Expert-Predicted Cyber Threats To Watch Out For In 2017

2016 is wrapping up with the announcement of the largest official cyber breach ever and the release of the fourth annual 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast released by the nation’s largest credit bureau, Experian. It’s safe to say, cyber threats definitely were a hot topic this last year. And that’s not expected to change in 2017, because the cyber risks are real and the stakes are only getting higher. Keep reading to find out which ...
The Top Five Aviation Risks Of 2017 (And How To Avoid Them)

The Top Five Aviation Risks Of 2017 (And How To Avoid Them)

How risky is aviation? Ask an experienced pilot or aircraft owner, and the response may be that flying is about as risky as driving. But the number of general aviation accident incidences has remained steady for nearly two decades, with an average six or seven accidents for every 100,000 hours flown. With roughly one in every of these five aviation accidents proving fatal, properly assessing and managing aviation risks is crucial for pilots, owners, ...
Do You Need Special Event Insurance For Your Next Soiree?

Do You Need Special Event Insurance For Your Next Soiree?

Event planning is one of those skills that, when done right, looks effortless. Skillfully organizing a New Year’s extravaganza worthy of Gatsby means your guests are so focused on enjoying themselves, they never even notice the months of planning behind the event. Event planning is not for mere mortals. Whether you specialize in weddings, showers, corporate events, city events, or even holiday festivities on a grand scale, the effort and attention to detail required ...
Location Red Flags When Choosing A Home For Your Ski Rental Shop

Location Red Flags When Choosing A Home For Your Ski Rental Shop

Are you searching for the perfect location to open your ski rental shop? When you have a retail or rental shop your location can make or break your business. There are a lot of things to consider when deciding where to open up your shop, and choosing a “bad” space can end up costing your business in many ways. Before you sign a lease agreement for that beautiful space in the trendiest retail shopping plaza ...
5 Ways To Lower Your Cost Of Business Insurance

5 Ways To Lower Your Cost Of Business Insurance

Insurance is a necessity for the survival of your business, but that doesn’t mean you need to overpay for coverage. You can protect your business assets from the threat of lawsuits, claims, and losses with affordable insurance policies, while freeing up the cash you need to keep your business operational. How Are Business Insurance Costs Calculated? Before we discuss ways to save, here’s what you need to know about how your insurance prices are calculated to ...
Sole Proprietor VS. LLC: What Business Structure Is Right For Your Bike Shop?

Sole Proprietor VS. LLC: What Business Structure Is Right For Your Bike Shop?

There are a lot of decisions to make when starting a bike shop or other outdoor industry business, and your business structure is one that deserves careful consideration. Because the way you structure your business can have major implications for your taxes, liability, and even your personal assets. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used business structures business owners choose to help you decide how to structure your bike shop. How to ...
Aegis Introduces New Programs To Protect High-Tech And High Flyers

Aegis Introduces New Programs To Protect High-Tech And High Flyers

Aegis Insurance Markets is proud to announce two new specialty programs that will help better protect high-tech companies, as well as high flying aviation professionals alike. Like Aegis’ current offerings, these new specialty programs will provide unparalleled coverage from the top-rated insurance carriers at affordable rates. Here’s what’s new for you at Aegis. Protection for High-tech Companies (and Defense Against Trolls) Aegis now offers Intellectual Property Insurance to help businesses protect their patents, trademarks, trade secrets, ...
7 Personality Traits You Need To Succeed In The Outdoor Industry

7 Personality Traits You Need To Succeed In The Outdoor Industry

What does it take to succeed as a business owner in the outdoor industry? Every business owner is different, but there are some key personality traits that most successful business owners and entrepreneurs have in common. If you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor sports-related business, here’s what you’ll need to get there. Plus some words of inspiration to help you along the way from some of the greatest achievers in history and today’s most ...
5 Unexpected Ways Adventure Sports Insurance Protects Your Shop

5 Unexpected Ways Adventure Sports Insurance Protects Your Shop

If you’re paddling out to the biggest waves, you want the right board. And if you’re hiking a rugged trail, you want the right shoes. Protecting your outdoor industry business with the right insurance is as important as selecting the right gear for mountain climbing, surfing, hiking, or snowboarding. When you operate an adventure sports business, ordinary insurance just won’t do. Consider the differences between your shop and the business next door; be it a coffee ...
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 ...

 

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