Monthly Archives: July 2016

What to do When You Hate Your Job

When you feel stuck at a job you hate, it’s easy to focus on your misery. You may even be tempted to switch jobs. Before you find yourself stressed out, unemployed or burning important professional bridges, though, consider taking these steps. Determine what needs to change. Maybe a different boss, easier clients or a raise… Read more »

Fourth of July Safety Tips

Fourth of July fireworks, parades and cookouts are an excuse for you to relax with family and friends. As you plan your celebration this year, take several steps to ensure safety for everyone involved in celebrating the United States’ birthday. Use Fireworks Safely Public fireworks displays are the safest way to enjoy the beautiful colors… Read more »

Three Things That Are Safer Than You Think

There are threats to watch out for in cyber security, and then there are things that are a lot safer than we tend to think. For instance: Browsing The Global Web We’re not saying that you don’t need antivirus software and a routine security check on your phone and laptop now and then. It’s just… Read more »

Five Things Every New Renter Should Know

Renting a new home is exciting for novice and seasoned home renters. Before you sign your next lease, consider five things every renter should know. Safety Comes First You need and want to feel safe in your home, so take time before you move in to check out the safety details. Make sure the locks… Read more »

Laws Enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Since 1965, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken a leading role in preventing discrimination in the workplace. It is responsible for enforcing a number of federal laws for employment agencies, labor unions and companies with at least 15 employees and deals with practices related to hiring, firing, promoting, training, harassing and… Read more »

Should You Offer Employee Tuition Reimbursement

Employee retention boosts your business’s revenue, productivity and morale. One way you can retain employees is by offering a tuition reimbursement program that allows your team members to finish their degrees or learn new skills. Discover more about tuition reimbursement programs as you decide whether or not to include this valuable addition in your employee… Read more »

How Much Should You Save In An Emergency Fund

As a small business owner, you always look for ways to improve your company’s bottom line. Sometimes, you may be so focused on helping the business succeed that you forget your own needs. Be prepared for unexpected financial challenges, give your family peace of mind and reduce stress when you save an emergency fund. It’s… Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Every small business needs to be equipped with functioning fire extinguishers. Local and city codes and your insurance company mandate specific requirements, and here a few of the guidelines you’ll need to know as you practice fire extinguish safety. Ensure Extinguisher Accessibility During a fire, you don’t want to have to search for the fire… Read more »

What is a Continuity of Operations Plan

Is your small business prepared if a natural disaster, equipment malfunction or other unforeseen event disrupts daily operation? A Continuity of Operation Plan or COOP analyzes your business, identifies critical resources, personnel and weaknesses, and outlines a contingency plan. You need a COOP to protect your business’s future, and these tips help you create one… Read more »

Protect Kids from a Furniture Tip-Overs

You wouldn’t let your kids ride in the car without a seat belt or play with a bottle of cleaning chemicals. Yet you may not have considered the danger your kids are in because of your home’s furniture. It only takes a second for an accident to happen, so protect your kids from furniture tip-overs…. Read more »