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Ergonomics & Employees

Body position matters and proper use of ergonomics can help reduce the incidence and cost of Workers comp claims and help keep insurance premiums at a minimum. Teach employees to use proper ergonomics when at the job with these simple steps:

  • Keep Arms and wrists in neutral positions and take regular breaks to change position. Workers that spend a lot of time in the same position risk developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Make a point of moving, stretching and changing position.
  • Use proper ...
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Simple Steps to Improve Profit and Cash-flow

 The following are easy-to- follow strategies to improve profitability and cash flow:

  • Identify unprofitable products and services and eliminate them. Don’t fall into the trap that many businesses do when they continue to sell goods or services that don’t make any profit at all. In other words, trim the fat. Focus on promoting the things that are your biggest “winners” and forget the others – at least until you are so successful you can afford to experiment.
  • Identify and target new customers ...
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Tips on Getting the Right Insurance for your Business

  • Before speaking with an insurance representative, write down a clear statement of your expectations.
  • Do not withhold any important information from your insurance representative about your business and its exposure to loss. Treat the individual as a professional helper.
  • Get at least three competitive bids using brokers, direct agents and independent agents
  • Avoid duplication and overlap in policies; you will be paying for insurance you do not need.
  • Make sure the insurance firm is an “admitted insurance company.” If so, it should have a ...
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Protecting Confidential Information

 The media is filled with stories about disgruntled employees who have stolen entire client lists and given them to the competition or private information on other employees or clients. In all likelihood, your client list contains invaluable information which has taken you years to compile. Not only client lists are at stake; in the age of identity theft information such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, and other data can be sold to the highest bidder and leave your ...

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Why Your Business Should Have a Website

A website is as much about customer service as it is about selling services and products. Most small businesses have limited office hours; a website allows you to be available 24 hours per day, 365 days each year. Other reasons you should have a website include:

  • Present a Professional Image – You no longer are just someone at the other end of the phone or sending out a postcard about your services. You gain a good deal of credibility when you ...
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