11 Tips for Setting Up a Home-Based Business Office

Home-based businesses are on the rise. According to research done by IncFile, a small business start-up firm based out of Houston, Texas, it’s estimated that there are 38 million home-based businesses that generate $427 billion a year in the United States. Of those businesses, 20 percent of them bring in $100-500k per year. Big or small, home-based businesses all share one common challenge: Setting up... Read Article

The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Performance Reviews (Webinar)

But I thought I was doing so well! I’ve been here for 30 years. You’re just telling me this now? Susan comes in late every day, and she’s never been written up. What gives? Let’s face it: If you’re business owner or a manager, employee performance appraisals can be uncomfortable. No one likes a “surprise” evaluation that they’re not performing well. What’s more, if you... Read Article

What are Chatbots and How Can I Use Them in My Business?

Communicating with your customers is vital to running a successful business, and like much of the world, communication has gone digital. Emails, text messages and even Facebook messages are supplanting face-to-face communications, often because digital is simply more convenient for consumers. In fact, Gartner anticipates by 2020 customers will manage 85 percent of their relationships with businesses without interacting with a human. So, instead of... Read Article

How to Avoid Hitting a Deer

The fall season is beautiful, but it also introduces a few different driving hazards… deer collisions being one of them. From October to December, mating and hunting season make deer go on the move. For drivers, that means you’re more likely to hit one. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, deer-vehicle collisions are the top animal-related claim in the U.S. Before you get too... Read Article

What Determines the Price of My Auto Insurance?

Maybe you’ve been there before. Something changed in your life – you bought a new car, moved into a new neighborhood or started a new job…then, one day, you notice what you pay for auto insurance changes. Why does that happen? Ultimately, what ends up on your insurance bill depends largely on both what you drive and how you drive… as well as other things... Read Article