Tag: Commercial Insurance

Why Non-Profit Directors & Officers Liability Insurance Is A Must

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Non-Profit Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

It is not unusual for people of all ages to become involved with nonprofit organizations. It could be a local organization, regional, statewide or national non-profit. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the IRS, 29 different types of 501(c) non-profits. and it is important to understand that only five are absolutely able to accept tax deductible contributions. These include 501(c)1, 501(c)3, 501(c) 8, 501(c)10, and 501(c)13. To…

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Insuring Your Home-Based Business

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Resources Insuring Home-Based Business

It’s easy enough to announce you are starting your own business and will work from home, i.e., you will join the 38 million home-based business in the United States. It could be you possess a talent, an invention that you are now ready to market, or you can provide a needed service that you’ve determined will gain popularity. But have you researched and considered all the steps you will need…

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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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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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5 Ways to Protect Your Revenue Stream from the Unexpected

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Small Business Owner

Owning and operating your own business is the definition of the American Dream for many. The perks? You control your schedule, define your roles and responsibilities and the sky is the limit in terms of the trajectory of your success. Along with the up-side of being an entrepreneur, there are considerable financial risks. Though, there are proven strategies you can implement to protect yourself (and your bottom line). Whether you’re…

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Bring your Pet to Work Day

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June 24, 2011 is take your pet to work day and John Bailey Company has decided to participate this year.  To promote this fun idea we have decided to share with you our pets: Buddy, “A Prince among dogs – a sentiment I believe anyone who has ever met him would agree with.  I like to think of him as a German Shephard with a bad haircut.” (Anne Bilbrey –…

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Teach your Children how to be an Entreprenuer

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I recently had a conversation with a Knoxville, TN father who called our independent insurance agency. He was interested in commercial insurance for his lemonade stand. At first, I was taken back a little…and then I discovered the brillance of his vision. The Lemonade stand is the truest form of entreprenuership and the best model to teach your children how to learn business.

A Look Back

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photo credit: theilr As our office celebrated bookkeeper Clara Williams retirement last week – she gave us a great rundown of some milestones for our agency.  Clara has been with us for over 25 years – and been working in the Knoxville Insurance business for over 40.  Here are some of the progressions we’ve made over history: 1980:  Current owner and President John Clarke comes to work as a commercial insurance agent  for John…

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Empire Records – and insurance coverage?

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photo credit: Phil Monger I saw the movie Empire Records come across the digital cable screen last week at my home in Old North Knoxville and decided to DVR it. You know when you just feel like going back to the mid 90s for a good reminder of your childhood? This one’s a classic with superb 90s soundtrack, a terrible fake pop star (who I believe was named Rex Manning?),…

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