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Archives: 2021

Lithium Battery Fires: How to Spot the Warning Signs

As our portable electronic devices continue to get thinner and lighter, manufacturers have had to figure out ways to store a lot of energy in a small package. And advancements in lithium batteries have allowed them to do just that. But as use of lithium batteries has become widespread in devices like laptops and smartphones, we’ve also seen an increase in battery fires. According to...

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners

Walk 10,000 steps each day. Read a new book each month. Learn how to play the flugelhorn. The sky’s the limit when creating your list of New Year's resolutions. But while you ponder the merits of your next personal goal, there’s another area of your life that could benefit from a little introspection at the year’s end: your business. As a small business owner, you...

Business Owners: 4 Trends to Watch in 2022

Each new year brings its own unique set of opportunities and challenges for small business owners. And 2022 is no exception. From shifting consumer shopping habits and government regulations to emerging technologies and the continued effects of the pandemic, it’s enough to make any small business owner take a moment to seriously consider what’s coming their way in the next 12 months ‒ and how...

5 Reasons to Insure Your Business Through a Local Agent

Nearly every company is leveraging technology and automation to make transactions more convenient. But as a business owner, you probably know there are some purchases where it still pays to work with a real-live person – one you can meet face-to-face. And business insurance is one of them. With so many ways to buy insurance these days – what are the advantages of working with...

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The holidays are an exciting time for get-togethers, gifts and delicious food. While most people are up for the festivities your pet might feel differently. Extra noise and visitors can leave pets feeling stressed. Food and decorations can present hazards, too. Here’s what to you need to know to keep pets safe this holiday season. Food It’s easy to give in to the begging eyes of...