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November 2011

Turn Flash mob Fun into Holiday Crime

Flash mob — a group organized through social media to suddenly assemble in a public place. This holiday season retailers should be alerted for a potential risks posed by criminal “flash mobs” that might suddenly swarm stores to steal merchandise during the shopping season. In a statement, Marsh (NY) noted that thieves that take advantage of flash mob techniques to organize and overwhelm stores present a risk: 10% of retailers surveyed by the National Retail Federation this summer reported being victimized by at least one criminal flash mob event over the previous 12 months, with the occurrences often resulting in… Read More »Turn Flash mob Fun into Holiday Crime

Eleven Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Broadband and information technology are powerful factors in small businesses reaching new markets and increasing productivity and efficiency. However, businesses need cybersecurity tools and tactics to protect themselves, their customers, and their data from growing cyber threats. Here are ten key cybersecuritytips for businesses to protect themselves: 1. Train employees in security principles Establish basic security practices to protect sensitive business information and communicate them to all employees on a regular basis. Establish rules of behavior describing how to handle and protect customer information and other vital data. Clearly detail the penalties for violating business cybersecurity 2. Protect information, computers and… Read More »Eleven Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

CONTRACTS: TURN PAIN TO GAIN

Use contracts to effectively manage working relationships and protect your business interests. If hearing the word “contracts” makes you groan, you’re not alone. Many small business owners – particularly Specialty Trade Contractors – have told us that contracts and their impact on insurance are, to put it bluntly, a pain. But, having contracts in place with customers, subcontractors and suppliers can actually be a relief when questions pop. TOP 5  CONTRACT TIPS CHECKLIST Keep these important tips in mind before you enter into a contract: 1. ALWAYS READ A CONTRACT CAREFULLY – never skip the “fine print” because it may… Read More »CONTRACTS: TURN PAIN TO GAIN

Trust thy agent as thyself?

Do you trust your insurance agent? A new study reveals that most small business owners do trust their insurance agents more than other financial services businesses. The study, under the commission of The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., proved that the trust is the only most important consideration for business owners when choosing an insurance provider. The study showed that small business owners have a higher level of trust in independent agents than they do with professionals in other financial services industries. The majority of small business owners reported that they consider independent agents as being trustworthy. We, at Paperless Insurance Services, are… Read More »Trust thy agent as thyself?

11/11/11: What’s In a Number?

November 11, 2011 might hold special significance for some, since the date can also be written 11/11/11. When the calendar and its numbers align, some people try to ascribe mystical significance, according to a Wake Forest University professor Eric Carlson who looks into numerology as a hobby. Here’s his take: What makes 11/11/11 so interesting? The repetition. Our brains are just pattern matching machines, so we tend to notice patterns like that. If you happen to glance at the clock and it’s 11:11, you will remember that – these patterns stick in our minds. But I don’t think there is any… Read More »11/11/11: What’s In a Number?

Cargo Elite by Travelers – Simply the Best

Travelers Cargo Elite® policy provides outstanding coverage for importers and exporters, including automatic “all risk”* coverage for international shipments of new merchandise – even for goods your client has never shipped before. Benefit from a policy that offers an extensive range of coverage features, streamlined reporting and the ability to issue online special policies anywhere, anytime. Cargo Elite Coverage Highlights: Policyholders have full rights to the possession and control of all damaged goods. If a loss is not immediately apparent at the time of delivery, Travelers coverage applies to the discovered loss up to 60 days after arrival to the… Read More »Cargo Elite by Travelers – Simply the Best