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Implementing Regular and Redundant Backups

About Regular and Redundant Backups

Making regular and redundant backups is a simple practice you can implement to help protect against data loss and ensure the continuity of your business.

Regular and redundant backups are designed to provide a dual layer of protection:

  • Regular backups guard against the potential for a loss of data that would be difficult or impossible to replace.
  • Redundant backups
September 16th, 2021|Financial, Franchise, Healthcare, Small Business|

Vehicle Safety for Small Businesses

Vehicle safety for businesses is a top priority. Every year, preventable accidents claim lives and cause millions of dollars in damages. By applying tried and tested safety standards to the operation of your vehicles, your organization can reduce the risk of accidents and claims.

Vehicle Safety Standards for Small Businesses

The Department of Transportation has outlined safety standards for pre-trip and post-trip inspections for commercially

September 16th, 2021|Financial, Franchise, Small Business|

Encryption of Sensitive Information

Data encryption is an essential tool that helps protect the confidentiality and privacy of your firm’s sensitive digital information during storage and transmission.

This complex technology automatically scrambles your data to protect it from prying eyes and unscrambles the same data so that you and other authorized parties can work with it.

Encryption works seamlessly in the background every day to secure data, including

September 16th, 2021|Financial, Franchise, Small Business|

What a BOP Does and Doesn’t Cover

Restaurant customers often order a combo meal, since it has everything most people need—entree, side and drink. Packaging a burger, fries and a soda into a combo meal makes a lot of sense, and it’s similar to how a Business Owners Policy (BOP) works in insurance.

A BOP makes it easy to get the standard coverage and limits you need without piecing together

September 16th, 2021|Franchise, Small Business|

Gap Insurance

If your fleet vehicle is totaled or stolen, most insurance will prepare a settlement payment based on the actual cash value (ACV) of the vehicle. In most cases, this regular coverage is enough to cover your loss. But if your fleet vehicle was a newly financed or leased vehicle, you could end up underwater—owing more on a vehicle than your insurance can

April 23rd, 2021|Franchise, Small Business|

Creating a Safe Driving Program for Your Company Vehicles and Drivers

If your business offers delivery, pickup or in-home services, your business faces certain risks that other franchises don’t. Having employees that drive for work and company vehicles that need to be serviced and maintained increases your exposure to accidents, claims and liability lawsuits.

One of the ways you can manage this risk exposure is by creating a safe driving program for your company

March 4th, 2021|Franchise, Small Business|

An Insurance Market Update for Food and Beverage Clients

To say things have changed over the last year is a bit of an understatement—change has swept through every industry, including insurance. Many food and beverage clients have been asked to do the impossible—and succeeded, continuing to stay afloat in an often ambiguous and shifting environment.

As a business owner, your focus continues to be your business, ensuring its future and minimizing any

January 25th, 2021|Franchise, Small Business|

5 Actionable Ways to Reduce Inventory Damage

Managing inventory comes with many challenges, including how to reduce inventory damage. Damage to inventory can occur at any point in your processes. Some products are damaged at the time of receiving, others are damaged during handling and storage and some are damaged during shipping. All damages can impact your bottom line, so it’s important to control for this risk.

In many cases,

January 25th, 2021|Franchise, Small Business|

Security Systems for Reducing Employee Theft at Quick-Service Restaurants

There are unique challenges when it comes to reducing employee theft at quick-service restaurants. Margins are thin, turnover is high, and almost everything is a consumable. While many businesses focus on external theft, restaurants face a significant risk from their own employees. According to the National Restaurant Association, up to 75% of inventory shortages and 4% overall sales are lost due to

November 24th, 2020|Franchise, Small Business|

Minimizing Your Data Risks with Secure Passwords

Business owners must strike a careful balance between maintaining easy access to digital files and safeguarding the business’s confidential data. Hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, which means it’s more important than ever to use secure passwords for all your files and devices.

To stay safe, your business’s password security must evolve to keep pace with advancing risks. Make sure you understand