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Campgrounds May Be Seasonal – Risk Management Is Not

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Campground Insurance

This coming weekend we will celebrate Labor Day. For most Americans this holiday marks the end of the summer season. And, as such, many seasonal businesses which operate chiefly in the spring and summer months will prepare to close. These types of businesses vary by geographical location, but can include pool maintenance, children’s summer camps, lawn and yard maintenance, water raft excursions, and both public and private campgrounds. And while…

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Resort Risk Management: 5 Tips for Keeping Guests Safe 

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Resort in the mountains

As a resort owner and operator, you know it’s important to keep your facilities up-to-date. Periodically remodeling bathrooms, installing new landscaping and optimizing your website are all par for the course in resort maintenance and management. But, have you considered upgrading your security measures too? Keeping your guests safe and secure while they are on your property represents one of the most important services that you can offer. And, it…

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Risk Management: 4 Strategies for Contractors

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Construction contractors

Whether you manage residential renovations specializing in sustainable building practices or large-scale, landmark commercial builds, you know that any construction project can potentially pose serious safety hazards. With materials regularly weighing several tons and tradesmen often working several stories off the ground, you simply can’t be too careful. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about maintaining a job site that protects your employees from harm by eliminating unnecessary hazards….

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Fitness Centers Need for Risk Control

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Fitness Center Risk Control

Yes, 2018 is here! On New Year’s Eve, many people made resolutions. Articles abound in January on the types of resolutions pledged (although not necessarily kept). In fact, there is a website Statistic Brain that offers the following: In 2017, ranking number 1 for 2017 was to lose weight and eat healthier (21.4%), while 5.5% (number 7) of resolutions dealt with to work out more often. Additionally, Statistic Brain reports…

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Employee Crime Is Real

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Employee Crime Is Real

In a perfect world, business owners would need only take precautions to prevent theft by outsiders. For example, one might install an alarm system, consider improved lighting with security cameras, steel doors, a vault and monitor how much cash is kept on hand. All good ideas which complement a business’ risk management plan. But what about insider theft? Owners of every business, small to large, need to understand employee crime…

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Make Time To Consider Business Interruption Insurance

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Business Interruption Insurance

Over the past few years our John Bailey Insurance Agency team has published a number of blog posts highlighting how the right commercial insurance policy can protect your business from events such as theft, property damage, liability, and employee injury. But today we would like you to make time to consider Business Interruption Insurance. Business Interruption Insurance defined It’s easy enough to google the phrase “business interruption insurance” and you’ll…

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Understanding Errors and Omissions Insurance

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Errors-and-Omissions-Insurance

This is tax season. For the ordinary taxpayer the deadline for filing your personal return for the tax year 2017 is April 17, 2018. Why not April 15th? Well, this year April 15th falls on a Sunday and April 16th, according to the IRS, “Emancipation Day – a legal holiday in the District of Columbia – will be observed on that Monday, which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to Tuesday,…

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Homeowners Insurance Endorsements

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Homeowners Insurance Endorsements

Undoubtedly, as 2017 proceeded, Americans have been alerted by the historical weather events Harvey, Irma and Maria which occurred from August 25, 2017, through September 16, 2017. And many homeowners have been shocked to learn that perhaps their homeowner policy and their respective endorsements were lacking in certain ways. How about you? Do you understand your homeowners insurance endorsements? Our regular readers, know that over the past few years we…

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3 Strategies for Purchasing the Right Fitness Center Insurance

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Woman on treadmill

Owning and operating a small business comes with a fair bit of risk. You have to keep an eye on your liquidity, local laws regulating your operations and work to find and retain top talent to keep things running smoothly. And, if you own and operate a fitness center, you know that also demands its own unique set of considerations. From a financial perspective, running your own gym can offer…

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3 Costly Mistakes Restaurant Owners Make (That You Can Easily Avoid)

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Restaurant Kitchen Scene

Were you born with an unrelenting entrepreneurial streak? Thinking about quitting your 9 to 5 desk job to open your own gastropub or neighborhood pizza joint? If so, kudos to you! While you’ve probably heard anecdotal stories about how it can be challenging to build up a loyal base of patrons it is, in fact, entirely within your reach. While it may not be easy for some, you shouldn’t let…

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