Unique Job Perks

We all probably desire to work for a company with a positive and alluring work environment. If you are one of those people who are consistently posting social media gifs about “having a case of the Monday’s” maybe you don’t ENJOY going to work. What are some of the attributes that would give you theRead More

Sleep Well

Business owners and even workaholics often feel that sleep is just a waste of time and we all know that time is money! Sleep is a crazy thing. It helps regulate our bodies in so many different ways. Having an adequate amount of sleep every night helps manage our appetites, allows our immune system toRead More

Are You Ready To Be A Paperless Office?

I recently had an email discussion with a colleague who regularly reads Cathy’s Tuesday Tip. I asked for recommendations on topics he would like to read about in my weekly tip. He suggested he would like to read about going paperless or not, as to independent claim adjusters and their operations. His claims operation dealsRead More

Marketing Gimmicks

Using brand or marketing gimmicks are a “make or break” scenario. Some brands do well, go viral, and create a whole new persona for themselves. Other brands make themselves look silly and simply crash and burn. Using the Royal Wedding as an example, many companies chose to use this union to promote their brand. SomeRead More

Mompreneur

Being a mother is challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Who else but your children could drive you crazy and make you the happiest all at the same time? Being a mom teaches us so much. As women, we can use the skills learned by being a mother, fine tune them and applyRead More

Coping with Working Away from Home

From time to time, traveling away from home is a must. It could be as seldom as an annual conference or as frequent as a long haul trucker. The similarities between all of those who travel for work is that they will most definitely miss their families during their stent away from home. Finding waysRead More

Is It Time for a Company Rebrand?

Every brand has to redefine itself at some point. Are you cringing when you hand out your business card or send someone to your website? What seemed like a great name 15 years ago, does it still reflect your brand vision today? Do you think your business is less visible to your target audience? TheseRead More

Telecommuting Pros and Cons

There once was a time, given the choice, most of us would give up shampoo, chocolate, or maybe even our first born to work from home. I remember thinking “how much more work could I get done if I could just roll out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and jump straight into work.”Read More

Spring Cleaning

Spring is a time for dusting off the cobwebs leftover from the previous year to make way for new growth. This ritual isn’t just for your home but for your business as well. At least once a year we should reevaluate systems that could use a little TLC. View this as a fresh start thatRead More

Is Your Cloud Storage Secure?

As business owners we are now using cloud storage to keep our data records secure. Cloud storage helps keep us organized and we are able to recall and share our stored information from anywhere with ease, but sadly, there is danger in convenience.  On average 1.4 billion records are lost per month due to dataRead More

Are You Drowning in a Sea of Repetitive Tasks?

Like most small business owners, all of your time is consumed in running your business and gaining more customers. This stress tends to take its toll on your health and relationships. Are you drowning in a sea repetitive tasks? Investing in automation tools to alleviate some of the mundane tasks that require your attention dailyRead More

What Drones Can Do For the Claims Industry

We live in a world of faster, better, stronger. The insurance industry is no different. We try to load our “toolboxes” with the newest, best, high tech equipment to make our jobs easier and more efficient. The Drone or UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is a hot trend in claims adjusting. I must admit, the benefitsRead More

Digital Declutter

We all shudder at the thought of the daunting task of decluttering our computers, tablets, and smartphones.  Oh my! Why do we insist on stockpiling emails marked as read that are to never cross our minds again? What about all the impulse downloaded apps… “when and why did we download this?”  Don’t even get meRead More

Choosing a Strong Password in 2018

Setting up strong passwords can be a daunting and intimidating task especially when experts recommend we have a unique password for each site we visit. The key to a strong password are length, mix of letters, numbers and symbols. Here is a great article explaining how to make passwords manageable with a few new skills!Read More

Google Alerts: Why You Need Them

Are people saying things – good or bad – about you online?  Did you know you can set up Google Alerts to find out? You can use Google Alerts to find the latest news and developments in your industry, thank anyone for saying good things about you online and you can address any issues that areRead More

The Life of a Claims Adjuster

February is National Insurance Careers Month! Last week I talked about how the insurance industry offers the career trifecta: it’s stable, rewarding and limitless. Claims adjusting is a noble profession we should be proud of the important work we do every day. All new adjusters must realize that what they have learned in their licensing classesRead More

Are You Looking for the Career Trifecta?

The insurance industry has provided me with a great career and so much more than I bargained for. I get to be challenged every single day at a job that I love. I have experienced upward mobility, work-life balance, and the chance to be part of an engaging culture with talented colleagues that truly care.Read More

Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

Regardless of your industry, social media marketing is not something you can afford to ignore or neglect as a business owner. So if you have created a few profile pages, made occasional posts and responded to a few messages. Isn’t that enough? Not really. If you’re just getting started or want to take it toRead More

Are you driving While ‘Intexticated?’

Are you driving while ‘intexticated?’ Distracted drivers in the U.S. use their phones on roughly 88% of all trips. States are fighting back by passing laws that prohibit talking and texting on cellphones while behind the wheel. Laws can only go so far and people continue to text and drive. Sometimes when we pick up our phonesRead More

Do It, Delegate It or Dump It

Do it, delegate it or dump it. Do you look at your multiple to-do lists and feel overwhelmed? You probably find there are lots of non-income generating things on your business list and non-critical items on your personal list. Ask yourself, “What must be done by me?” Then use the 3 Ds – Do it,Read More