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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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Selecting the Right Malpractice Coverage: 3 Best Practices

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Male Doctor

If you own a medical practice, you likely enjoy the benefits of being a white coat entrepreneur. You can set your own schedule and focus on delivering the best care for patients in your community. Unlike practices that are part of hospital systems, you are much more involved in terms of the decision-making process when it comes to purchasing insurance to safeguard your assets. If you are evaluating your insurance…

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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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4 Car Safety Features That Can Help Save You Money (And Your Life)

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Businessman driving a car

With more than 253 million cars and trucks on the road, it’s no surprise that car accidents are becoming an increasingly common occurrence. In fact, if the trend continues, road traffic injuries are projected to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. Propelling this trend, in large part, is the fact that so many people can’t put their phones down – even while driving. Distracted driving is playing…

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Fly-Fishing: Prioritizing Client Safety

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A trout swimming in the river

The life of a professional fly-fishing guide is an enviable one. Instead of being confined by four walls, your office consists of wide open spaces, rocky banks with limestone ledges and streams packed with largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Anglers who have chosen this career (or maybe this career chose them?) are fortunate to be able to use their personal passions to help others while also earning a living. Though,…

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Preventing Hunting Accidents: 5 Tree Stand Safety Tips

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Man on a hunting trip hiking to a tree stand

Hearing the rattle of antlers as bucks clash, spotting the first rays of sunlight spill over the Appalachians and spending a few hours each weekend with old friends in the great outdoors. If you’re a hunter, these are probably just a few of the many reasons why you look forward to the beginning of hunting season in East Tennessee. And, you’re not alone – hunting is one of the most…

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Road Safety

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Bike Picture

There’s no way to ignore it. The bicycler riding in the middle of the road, car after car whizzing by with kayaks strapped down going to any body of water within reach, and joggers everywhere. Outdoor recreational sports are the new trend. Luckily, for many communities and park-goers, this doesn’t seem like a trend that is likely to die out any time soon. New green ways and parks are popping…

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The Fall Time Table

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sundial

I never thought this day would come. I am tired of homegrown tomatoes. My tomatoes are legendary. The plants reach 9’ tall, the branches so weighty they bend over the heavy gauge chicken wire cages specially fabricated to corral these freaks of nature and the fruit is perfectly shaped and blemish free. Those earthy markets have nothing on my little patch in South Knoxville. From early July I have enjoyed…

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Labor Day Grilling Tips

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Grill Tongs

Another great American holiday is nearing … Labor Day! Chances are, you will be spending the holiday outdoors with friends, family and feast! It is time for barbecue, and we talked to Chef Eddie Faircloth, who is also the kitchen manager for the award-winning Sweet P’s Barbecue & Soul House. Here are Eddie’s quick tips to help us dine with soul while we grill out on Labor Day weekend: “It’s…

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Construction Workers Built Us

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Norris Dam (1936) - Construction worker facing dam

There is no substitute for hard work. –Thomas Edison All my sympathies are on the side of those who toil–of those who produce the real wealth of the world–of those who carry the burdens of mankind. – Robert Green Ingersoll (from the essay “Eight Hours Must Come”, 1890) In May of 1933 amid the Great Depression, the U.S. Congress created the Tennessee Valley Authority. Its mission was to provide flood…

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