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Study: Injury prevention professionals in Canada are more likely to get hurt

Study: Injury prevention professionals in Canada are more likely to get hurt

Theoretically, those who practice safety and injury prevention are less likely to get hurt as a result of an accident. This should be particularly true in the workplace, which is why organizations spend time and money teaching best practices as they pertain to the safety of workers. However, in at least one instance, those who go above and beyond to protect themselves are no safer than those who don't. In fact, they are actually at greater risk. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada found that the country's ...
Buying the new iPad for your business? Consider technology insurance first

Buying the new iPad for your business? Consider technology insurance first

Next month, Apple will ship the latest versions of its popular iPad device. The iPad Air is the next generation of the standard-sized tablet and the iPad Mini is receiving an upgrade from last fall's inaugural version of the down-sized device. Both contain new features and increased functionality, and each will be hot commodities in the business technology space.  According to a recent report, Apple is growing rapidly in the mobile enterprise market, which means more companies are turning to the company's popular consumer products as business tools. The study, ...
One year later, businesses still trying to recover from Sandy

One year later, businesses still trying to recover from Sandy

This week marks a major anniversary across the country, particularly in the Northeast. It was one year ago when Hurricane Sandy touched down on New York and New Jersey, devastating the region with unfathomable levels of damage.  Today, one year later, things are still not back to normal. In fact, a number of businesses are still looking to return to the way things used to be and are finding it difficult to get there.  Mark Pinsky, president and CEO of the Opportunity Finance Network, which oversees a nationwide network of community ...
Preparing for an event in a risky climate? Better have the right insurance

Preparing for an event in a risky climate? Better have the right insurance

Organizations in California, Nevada or Arizona don't have to worry too much about snow or ice, but it's always best to prepare for any weather-related incident that could impact business.  The Northeast is getting set for an unprecedented sporting event for the region this February, as the Super Bowl—typically reserved for warm weather cities—will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Traditionally, businesses benefit tremendously when the local stadium hosts the big game. The game brings in thousands upon thousands of fans and media members who turn to local ...
Mobile applications can help businesses prepare for a natural disaster

Mobile applications can help businesses prepare for a natural disaster

Today, just about everything we do in our lives can be assisted with mobile technology. Smartphones and tablets are just about everywhere: at home, on our commute and in the office. Developers are constantly breaking down the barriers of technology limitations and constructing solutions that can make virtually every aspect of our daily routine easier to manage.  These days, mobile applications can even help business owners prepare for natural disasters.  One of the biggest concerns of any businesses, particularly in the SMB category, is what to do when a weather-related incident ...
Prepping future generations for the construction industry

Prepping future generations for the construction industry

Planning for the future is essential for businesses of all sizes and in any industry. For California construction companies, some have a slightly different tactic to try and garner interest in younger generations. According to the Press Democrat, 1,100 middle and high school students were able to get a first-hand experience of the daily routine of a construction worker at last week's Careers in Construction Expo at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Sponsored by the North Coast Builders Exchange, this is the 10th year the expo has taken place, ...
What the right commercial auto insurance policy can do for your company

What the right commercial auto insurance policy can do for your company

For many small- to medium-sized business owners, a commercial auto insurance policy is generally not the first concern they have when trying to get their company up and running. Some entrepreneurs might assume that their standard, personal auto insurance will be enough should any accidents occur. However, that is a serious misunderstanding. Whether you own a contracting firm or a company that depends on deliveries, using a company car is vastly different than making personal trips in a vehicle. Once an insurance company hears that an accident happened while you ...
The importance of current general contractor insurance

The importance of current general contractor insurance

Earlier this week, this blog discussed how the government shutdown could impact the construction industry. As the housing market slowly began to recover, many in the home building sector were optimistic about their own future. However, recent research shows that some workers have been leaving the field for other areas. Those who own or oversee construction and contracting firms need to remain aware of these issues. Having the right general contractor insurance in place will not guarantee positive hiring numbers, but it is another measure in place to keep the ...
Nevada businesses feeling the weight of the government shutdown

Nevada businesses feeling the weight of the government shutdown

Last week, this blog briefly touched on the government shutdown, and how some businesses might be feeling its effects. With the second week underway, more companies are facing a stall in daily operations and are trying to prepare for potential long-term consequences. Comprehensive Nevada business insurance policies cannot prevent a federal shutdown, but as the situation proves, entrepreneurs must be ready for any scenario. According to Bryan Wachter at the Nevada Retail Association, a prolonged shutdown could affect holiday inventories for many stores. With U.S. customs officials not working, ports of entry could ...
Proving stability to your customers through uncertain circumstances

Proving stability to your customers through uncertain circumstances

Death and taxes. According to an adage, those two things are all that is certain in life. For owners of California contracting firms, being an entrepreneur brings many uncertainties. However, business insurance policies do not have to be one of them. Worrying about whether your organization can overcome a natural disaster should not be a top priority. As the recent government shutdown proves, unexpected events can have far-reaching effects. For example, the National Association of Government Contractors released a survey this week that showed 29 percent of contractors say a shutdown would ...

 

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