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Jul 22, 2016
Women: What You Should Know About Starting a Business

According to the National Women's Business Council, there are approximately 10 million women owned businesses. Before you make the commitment to starting your own business, you'll need to determine whether it's the right move for you. Here are a few important factors to consider.

Jul 22, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
Protecting Your Business From Cyber Threats
Risk management is a key component in any successful business plan. In today's world--where data breaches are common occurrences--it's especially important for business owners to understand the digital risks they face. Are you doing all you can to mitigate the risk of a cyber attack?
Jul 08, 2016
May 06, 2016
Properly Insuring Your Business

Property and casualty insurance provides coverage for losses due to the physical damage or destruction of your business. With the right policy, neither fire nor exploded boiler can put you out of business. Everything from your office building to your cabinets to your water cooler can be covered.

May 06, 2016
Oct 13, 2015
Cyber Security Awareness for You and Your Business

Every day it seems the news is reporting that a well known company within the United States has become a victim of a data breach. The number of cybercrimes continues to grow, therefore it is important to understand the process cybercriminals use to attack your computer or

Oct 13, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
Why Businesses Need a Disaster Preparedness Program

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 119 natural disasters occurred in the United States in 2014, totaling $25 billion in losses. But natural disasters represent just a portion of the crises that your business could face. Although you may not

Jun 19, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
Are there any creative ways I can use life insurance in my business?
You can use life insurance in several ways to help your business.
Apr 08, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
Cash Management – Critical Part to the Success of Any Business
Effectively managing inflows and outflows of money is a critical part to the success of any business. We have many discussions with all types of clients regarding the process of effective cash management. The classic question for all businesses, regardless of their size is: how can they bridge the timing difference between receivables and payables effectively, all while improving efficiencies in operations and reducing costs? The answer lies in an effective and well thought out cash management plan for the business.
Apr 08, 2015
Oct 28, 2014
A Lesson in Customer Appreciation
New customers. Occasional customers. Customers you’ve had since you opened. No one has to tell you that customers are the lifeblood of your business. You also don’t have to be told that letting good customers know they’re appreciated will help you keep their business.
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
Why Insure Your Business?

Your business represents a substantial investment of your ideas, time, and money (in addition to your sweat and elbow grease). Because your business faces a variety of risks and perils (e.g., property damage, theft, personal injury claims, and natural disasters), you'll want to protect your investment. You can do this with various types of business insurance.

Oct 28, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
A Business Plan Can Be Your Guide to Growth
Whether you’re a current business owner or a budding entrepreneur burning with the next great idea, one of the most important steps you can take on your road to success is creating a business plan. Why? A well-thought-out and well-written business plan captures your vision, illustrates it for others (including potential lenders and investors), and creates the roadmap you and your management team need to guide you through the growth of your business. Consider the following points:
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Can Your Company Survive a Disaster?
Fire, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes. When they happen, they can destroy buildings, equipment, and hard-to-replace data, and even injure or kill employees. It can take a business weeks, sometimes months, to resume operations after a disaster. Some businesses never recover. You can’t pin down the time or day when a disaster may strike your business. However, you can certainly prepare for one. Preparing for a disaster can minimize the potential damage and may protect you and your employees from harm.
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Managing Costs for a Healthier Bottom Line

Your company’s profitability depends not only on sales, but also on effective cost management. Are you adequately addressing the cost side of the business equation?

Apr 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Transition Time
Are you a business owner who wants to retire someday? Would you like to see the business continue after your departure with younger family members and/or other key employees in charge? Accomplishing the dual goals of retirement and continuity of the business is possible, but it takes planning. Because every situation is different, your plan should be tailored to achieve the results you desire. That said, you may be interested in an illustration of how a transition plan could be crafted.
Apr 23, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Financial Analysis for Your Small Business
Financial statement information is most useful if owners and managers can use it to improve their company’s profitability, cash flow, and value. Getting the most mileage from financial statement data requires some analysis.
Mar 10, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Business Owners: Don't Neglect Your Own Retirement Plan

If you're like many small business owners, you pour your heart, soul, and nearly all your money into your business. When it comes to retirement planning, your strategy might be crossing your fingers and hoping your business will provide the

Feb 26, 2014
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