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A frivolous lawsuit can bring a small business to its knees if unprotected.
7/31/2015
Ridiculous Lawsuits No Laughing Matter To Small Businesses
Lawsuit abuse costs small businesses $105 billion per year, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform.
 
Just because energy use usually increases in the summer doesn't mean you have to pay more compared to other periods of the year.
7/30/2015
4 Reliable Ways To Lower Your Business' Electric Bill
During the summer when energy use often peaks, these tips can help lower your utility expenses.
 
Your workers should be drinking throughout the day in the summer months to stay hydrated and avoid the risk of heat-related illness.
7/29/2015
How To Stay Hydrated When Temperatures Climb
The best way to counter the effects of dehydration is by drinking plenty of nourishing liquids.
 
There were fewer lightning storms last year, but they were every bit as damaging, even more so than in years gone by, according to new stats released by the Insurance Information Institute.
7/28/2015
Lightning Strikes Down In 2014, But Damage Costs Rise
Insurers paid 99,871 homeowners last year for damages caused by lightning, according to the Insurance Information Institute. 
 
A new anti-distracted driving campaign looks to deter teens from texting once and for all.
7/27/2015
Declaring A 'Thumb War' On Texting And Driving
Sprint and DoSomething.org are teaming through a joint venture in order to get teens to get off - and stay off - their phones while driving.
 
More than 20% of structure fires in the U.S. each year are non-residential, according to estimates from the National Fire Protection Association.
7/24/2015
5 Ways To Reduce Your Business' Exposure To Fire Risk
Approximately 1 in 5 structure fires per year affect small businesses, according to estimates from the National Fire Protection Association.
 
If shoplifting incidents weren't enough, businesses also have to keep tabs on cyber security threats.
7/23/2015
Beware Of Data Theft
More businesses than ever are vulnerable to data theft and the damage that it entails, both for entrepreneurs and consumers.
 
More than 11,000 people have been injured in the past 10 years in distracted walking incidents, according to a new study.
7/22/2015
Cellphone Overuse Causing More Walking Injuries
Distracted driving may be at epidemic proportions, but distracted walking is growing in frequency, according to a new report from the National Safety Council.
 
Bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home with skylights.
7/21/2015
Why Installing Skylights Is A 'Bright' Idea
Skylights not only enhance a home's natural interior beauty, but makes it more energy efficient as well.
 
Reducing speed is one of the best ways motorcycle riders can stay safe on the road.
7/20/2015
Motorcycle Deaths Down Once Again, New GHSA Report Says
Motorcycle deaths fell by 1.8% last year, the third time there's been a decline in the last 10 years, according to newly released estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association. 
 
Aside from the potential health risks associated with regular cellphone usage, utilizing a mobile communications device also introduces the need for proper etiquette.
7/17/2015
The Different Ways Cellphone Use Can Potentially Affect You, Others
With July designated as National Cellphone Courtesy Month, there is no better time than now to review the proper ways to utilize the technology, as well as the appropriate decorum individuals should exhibit while using such devices.
 
Tornadoes are arguably the most destructive weather force.
7/16/2015
What To Do When A Tornado Strikes
Knowing what to do in the event of a tornado can protect you from harm when Mother Nature rears its ugly head in the form of a twister.
 
Liabilities Associated With Being a Pet-Friendly Business
7/15/2015
Liabilities Associated With Being a Pet-Friendly Business
These days, many companies are looking for ways to stand out from their competitors, and one emerging trend sees businesses allowing their employees to bring dogs to the office.
 
What would your school do during a big crisis?
7/14/2015
School Repairs: Are They Necessary?
With the back-to-school season right around the corner, now is a great time to focus on how today's schools can prepare and respond to crises.
 
Too much heat in your home may not only be harmful to your personal health, it could also damage your house.
7/13/2015
Protecting Your Home, And Yourself, From Summer Heat
Across the country, houses are hot and sticky with summer humidity and high temperatures. Air conditioners are the obvious solution. The problem with A/C, though, is it is expensive.
 
Alcohol ignition interlocks work by preventing drivers from starting their cars if their blood alcohol content is above the legal limit.
7/10/2015
Ignition Interlock Technology Could Spare 59,000 Lives Annually, Study Finds
A new study out of the University of Michigan estimates that 59,000 people could be saved through greater alcohol ignition interlock device use.
 
Incident management is an important component of running a business, both for owners and employees.
7/9/2015
Many Workers Unsure Of What To Do In Emergency
A recent poll conducted by CareerBuilder found that nearly 25% of workers wouldn't know how to best protect themselves in a crisis situation.
 
Never keep valuable items in plain sight when parking your car.
7/8/2015
How Motorists Can Keep Their Privacy Intact
More than $1.2 billion worth of personal items are stolen from cars annually, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
 
No company is immune to a cyber attack - not even seasonal businesses.
7/7/2015
Even Seasonal Businesses Can Be Exploited By Data Breaches
Despite being open less often, seasonal businesses must be mindful about cyber security.
 
Millennials agree, car ownership is an important aspect of adulthood, according to a new survey.
7/6/2015
Poll: Millennials Overwhelmingly Agree Car Ownership Is Important
More than 90% of Americans in the millennial generation believe that having their own car is a key part of accomplishing what they need to do daily, according to a survey by Enterprise Holdings.
 
Most workers will be taking some much needed time off for Memorial Day, one of the few holidays that come with pay.
7/2/2015
Most Workers Getting Paid Time Off To Observe National Holiday
Most business owners will be giving their workers paid time off for Fourth of July celebrations, a new poll from Bloomberg shows. 
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