Year: 2013

Looking to Improve Your Business in 2014? Then Increase Accountability

Several years ago, I was searching for a way to improve my business—to take it to the proverbial “next level” you could say. Our agency’s mission statement is “Tomorrow’s Service Today.” I thought we did a pretty good job at it…but something was missing. We’re all familiar with the businesses we operate every day. (In my case, it’s selling insurance.) But we aren’t always familiar... Read Article

By the Numbers: Holiday Office Parties

Contact a local Erie Insurance Agent today to learn about how you can protect your business from liability claims. Read the full story from Erie Insurance: "By the Numbers: Holiday Office Parties"... Read Article

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

In the flurry of Black Friday ads promoting sales at national chain stores, it’s easy to forget about your local small business community. And that’s too bad since small business gives a big boost to the economy. The Small Business Administration reports that small businesses accounted for 64 percent of new jobs created between 1993 and 2011. Shopping at a small business also pumps two... Read Article

Is Your Business Data Secure?

The personal information of customers, employees and/or tenants entrusted to you is critical to the day-to-day functioning of your business. So have you ever considered what would happen if this business data was lost, stolen or accidentally released? Whether it’s a misplaced computer, an improperly shredded document or a hacked database, business data can easily become exposed. If it does, a business data breach could... Read Article

5 Tips for Curbing Employee Theft at Restaurants

While we’d like to think that our employees are honest, that’s just not always the case. Some employees will pilfer food, alcohol or other items from restaurants while others will go for cold hard cash. In one extreme case of employee theft, federal authorities said, “Pancake houses were turned into crime dens.” Federal authorities indicted 18 people in Ohio last year in a series of... Read Article