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The Top Three Contracts That Can Impact Your Small Business

Business owners can be bogged down with decisions when they're getting their company off the ground. From choosing a location, service and product offerings, hiring staff, marketing, and more, it can be a daunting task to know what choices should be made and which contracts should be signed. However, some of these decisions have more significant and lasting impacts than others. In today's Aegis blog post, we discuss three contracts that can have a major impact on businesses as well as their immediate and long-term success.

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Does My Business Need Flood Insurance?

Business owners across all industries continue to focus on their recovery process from the pandemic as they deal with labor shortages and try to return to pre-Covid revenues. However, there are always issues that can arise and derail the recovery process, and in Texas, a major issue that businesses must face is the threat of flooding. In the Gulf Coast region, hurricanes and severe summer storms can cause thousands of dollars in flood damage in a very short amount of time.

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How Labor Shortages Create More Liability Risks for Businesses

One of the stories dominating the U.S. economy headlines is the current labor shortage impacting industries across the nation.. Although a large percentage of businesses have been able to stay afloat, many have had to do so with a much smaller workforce. In addition to putting additional pressure on business owners as they figure out how to run their daily operations with a smaller staff, it can also create new or growing liability issues for business owners.

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Four Ways Your Business Might Be Making a Bad First Impression

First impressions can make or break a business. Whether customers are walking into a restaurant, retail store, or other business, what they immediately see and experience will shape all future interactions with that business, and well as how they tell others about it. It's imperative that business owners take an honest look around their business on a regular basis to make sure they correct any red flag issues that could create bad first impressions with customers.

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Are Third-Party Delivery Apps Helping or Hurting Your Restaurant

As restaurants, delis, and bakeries continue to recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their bottom line, many have relied heavily on third-party delivery services to fulfill orders to customers and help keep their businesses afloat. Although delivery apps have been a lifeline for some restaurants, using their services can come with some significant risks for business owners.

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How To Improve Security in Business Parks and Retail Centers

Crime is a growing problem across many parts of the state, particularly near businesses and busy retail centers. On an almost daily basis there are news reports of crime occurring at shopping malls, restaurants, banks, and grocery stores, with crimes ranging from robbery, assault, or car burglaries. With companies working around the clock to increase their revenue and deal with labor shortages, the last thing they need is to suffer losses or liability issues because of crime on their commercial property.

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Written by Adam Miller
Is It Time to Amend Your Business Insurance

The past 18 months have been a time of uncertainty and changes for businesses across multiple industries. Many have had to tweak their business models, change their workflow and operations, and learn how to operate with ever-changing customer needs, health ordinances, and labor shortages. Although these changes have helped many companies survive the hardships of the pandemic, they may also impact business insurance policies by revealing gaps in coverage or needed adjustments in policies.

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How To Hire Better Contractors for Your Business Repairs and Renovations

Over time, a business may find itself in need of a contractor to perform repairs, renovations, or replace key equipment or utility areas. For example, a busy restaurant may need to repair plumbing connections, or a retailer may need to replace damaged walkways or uneven flooring. In these cases, a contractor is needed, but it can be difficult to hire one that is trustworthy and performs quality work.

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How To Protect Employees in High Risk Industries

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, every 7 seconds a worker in the U.S. is injured on the job, and the bulk of these occur in specific industries such as retail, hospitality and leisure, warehousing, transportation, and construction. For businesses in high-risk industries, they face the dual challenge of both finding good workers and also keeping them safe while on the job. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at some of the ways businesses can keep workers safer in high-risk industries.

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How to Develop an Effective Driver Training Program

Over the last year, thousands of companies have pivoted their business model to begin offering delivery services or expand current delivery service for customers who wanted food or merchandise delivered to their door. However, liability risks for business owners go up as they start or expand delivery services, so having thorough training programs is essential for companies. The focus of today's Aegis blog post are the areas to cover in order to have an effective driver training program, which protects both drivers and the company.

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