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Nine Tips for Keeping Employees Safe this Winter

Nine Tips for Keeping Employees Safe this Winter

While winter officially began on December 21, the onset of cold weather was felt in many areas of the United States much earlier. As we move into what are typically the coldest months of the year, businesses need to be mindful of the safety of their employees — particularly employees who spend some or much of their working day outside.  On the extreme end, winter can bring about unpredictable and dangerous snow and ice storms, like The Great Texas Freeze of 2021...

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Cybercrime Trends for the Global Pandemic

Cybercrime Trends for the Global Pandemic

All businesses are vulnerable to the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches, but many owners of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) underestimate the threat. In fact, SMBs are prime hacking targets precisely because they tend to downplay the risk and devote fewer resources to cybersecurity. The financial impact of cybercrime can be...

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Protecting Sports Memorabilia

Protecting Sports Memorabilia

It seems like almost everyone has heard a story about someone's cherished collectible that either went missing or was destroyed. Maybe you or one of your insurance clients are the someone who experienced this loss. For serious collectors, it can be an emotional and often financial loss to discover that a treasured item has disappeared or has been...

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A Hardening Insurance Market Signals Changes for Business Owners

A Hardening Insurance Market Signals Changes for Business Owners

At the start of 2019, insurance industry analysts predicted market hardening, but the pace and severity of the changes is such that the impact being felt in the third quarter is much greater than was anticipated earlier in the year. The publication Business Insurance in June reported reinsurance rate increases of up to 30 percent, which is an...

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Get to Know Your Insurance:  Insuring Jewelry

Get to Know Your Insurance: Insuring Jewelry

Get to Know Your Insurance:  Insuring Jewelry Along with the excitement of the winter holidays and the New Year, lots of things could be changing in your clients' lives. Did a client get engaged? If an expensive ring or other precious jewelry came into a client's life, you should have a talk with them about protecting their newly acquired...

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Winter Temperatures: Know Your Weather Risks

Winter Temperatures: Know Your Weather Risks

 Winter Temperatures: Know Your Weather Risks In most areas of the country, winter means colder weather. Frigid temperatures, slippery ice, and frozen pipes aren’t the only things to worry about. Hail and wind can cause a lot of damage. Be sure you are aware of these cold weather risks and take steps to prepare for them. Cold weather Cold...

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Level up Your Agency!

Level up Your Agency!

Take Your Small Insurance Agency to the Next Level If your agency has been around for a while and you feel like numbers and leads are flat, consider making a few changes. People like companies that are exciting and engaging. Follow these tips to start getting out your message in new ways that can help attract and keep clients. Standing Out Stand...

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Back to the Roots: Classic Insurance Marketing Methods

Back to the Roots: Classic Insurance Marketing Methods

Old Marketing Tricks That Still Work Being fully immersed in the digital age, it can be easy to forget the basics of traditional marketing. Remember that some of the most effective ways to market don’t always have to be about email, SEO, and social media. Here are few traditional marketing methods that can freshen up your way of doing things....

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3 Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Self-Storage

3 Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Self-Storage

Protect Your Stored Valuables from Water Damage Water damage is no joke. Flooding and water damage is not a concern only for people in coastal regions. No matter where you are, water can find its way into a self-storage unit. Here are three ways to help protect stored valuables from potential moisture and water damage. Insurance Self-storage...

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Storage Unit Fire Hazards and Fire Prevention

Storage Unit Fire Hazards and Fire Prevention

Are Your Clients Aware of Fire Risks? Fires can be a very serious risk for self-storage units. While your clients may be responsible storage tenants, the tenant in the next unit may not be. Self-storage facilities do not provide insurance for your clients' items stored in the rented unit. They need to provide their own insurance coverage to...

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Insurance Agency Management: 3 Ways to Improve Employee Productivity

Insurance Agency Management: 3 Ways to Improve Employee Productivity

Agency Management: 3 Ways to Improve Employee Productivity As a busy agency owner, it’s critical that your employees have the ability to work independently and productively, allowing you to focus on sales. The following are four ways you can increase agency productivity without having to hire additional staff. Establish a basic training program...

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4 Ways to Keep Books Safe While in Storage

4 Ways to Keep Books Safe While in Storage

4 Ways to Safeguard Books Kept in Self-Storage Units Whether someone is in the middle of a move or has outgrown capacity at a current location, there are many reasons for people to put books in storage. And, although books aren’t as fragile as breakables, they are vulnerable to humidity, insects, mold, and other hazards. If you have clients who...

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5 Self-Storage Tips to Utilize During the Hot Summer Months

5 Self-Storage Tips to Utilize During the Hot Summer Months

5 Warm Weather Tips for Self-Storage Every year, approximately 40 million people in the U.S. relocate, with more than 50 percent moving during the summer months. Those contemplating a big move while the days are longer and the kids are out of school may have a need to put some of their personal property in storage. Here are five "good-to-know"...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Password Strength

4 Ways to Improve Your Password Strength

4 Ways to Improve Your Password Strength Your agency’s information is only as safe as the security measures you practice. A key element of information security is practicing password habits to insure no one except authorized employees will have access to secure information. Here's how to improve your password strength. Passphrase Password check...

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Email Like It’s 2018: Part 1

Email Like It’s 2018: Part 1

Email Like It’s 2018: Part 1 It’s not 1990 anymore. Of all the tech that has come and gone in the past 20+ years, email is still here. Emails are being used every day in every industry and in many ways. You are probably already using email to communicate to your clients and leads; however, are you doing it right? This is part one of two posts...

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A New Way to Post Content: The Facebook 2018 Update

A New Way to Post Content: The Facebook 2018 Update

A New Way to Post Content: The Facebook 2018 Update Facebook has recently been making a lot of headlines. Controversy over the personal information they collect and how it’s used has sparked Facebook to change many of the ways they run ads. A lot of brands and advertisers are worried about how this will affect their content. The answer is to keep...

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A Written Narrative Can Help Clients Manage Their Insurance Costs

A Written Narrative Can Help Clients Manage Their Insurance Costs

May 2018 A Written Narrative Can Help Clients Manage Their Insurance Costs When it comes to writing commercial insurance for self-storage businesses, there are many risk characteristics that underwriters evaluate to calculate the premium. Some of these, such as geographic location, are beyond the property owner's control. However, there are...

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Organize Your Daily Content to Enhance Relevancy

Organize Your Daily Content to Enhance Relevancy

Organize Your Daily Content to Enhance Relevancy The content you write and when it’s posted has a significant impact on how your audience sees your agency. Your website is the main source of content. Your emails and social media accounts provide different avenues that lead to your site. You want the information you share to be relevant and to...

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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? It is essential to be mobile-friendly. These days practically everyone has a smartphone or some sort of device that connects to the internet. You need to get your content out to where your clients are: the internet. Is your website mobile-friendly? Mobile-Friendly Mobile version of website Responsive and adaptive...

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