Archives for 2017

Smart Homes 101: 3 Basic Components

If the idea of a smart home interests you, you’re in good company. Thousands of homeowners across the nation are adopting smart home technology to improve their quality of life and their home security. But despite the benefits of smart home technology, installing these products can be confusing. The most basic smart home technology follows similar steps, so if you’re looking for how to install... Read Article

4 Business Tips from the Hit TV Show Shark Tank

If you’re looking for business inspiration, check out the television show Shark Tank. The popular reality show features entrepreneurs who pitch business ideas to a panel of potential investors (aka the sharks). The inventors and small business owners are looking to boost their business growth with an infusion of funding and sales expertise from the sharks. Their 90-second spiels may soar successfully or sink quickly... Read Article

How to Save Money on Your Business Energy Bill

An easy way to curb business costs is through your energy bill. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 30 percent of energy use in buildings is inefficient and unnecessary. For many businesses, lighting and cooling use the most electricity, but energy use will naturally depend on the nature of the operations. For instance, auto dealers, restaurants and hotels typically use more energy... Read Article

Lane Departure Technology Leads to Fewer Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released a report on lane departure technology. The report evaluated different crash avoidance features and the types of crashes that the technology would address. Results of the study indicated that lane departure warning lowers rates of single-vehicle sideswipe and head-on crashes by 11 percent and lowers injuries of the same type by 21 percent. Jessica Cicchino, IIHS... Read Article

Buckle Up—Even in the Back Seat

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) recently reported on a survey they conducted about safety belt usage among adult passengers. The survey found adults have a misperception that buckling up in the back seat is optional. Four out of five adults surveyed said short trips or traveling by taxi or ride-hailing service are times they don’t use seat belts. Many of the respondents shared... Read Article