If There is Threat of a Hurricane

Natural disasters happen all the time. This time of year the threat of a hurricane is the greatest. There isn’t much time to prepare once one is predicted to hit your area. Have you considered what would happen if a major hurricane hit your area and affected your business? The outcome could be catastrophic toRead More

Do You Have the Post-Vacation Blues?

After basking in the sun on a tropical island or having a fun-filled family adventure, the last thing you want to worry about is the post-vacation blues. Sadly, there is no way to avoid what is waiting for you at work when the vacation is over. Making the transition back to your normal work routine doesn’tRead More

Great Leaders Often Do These 7 Rare Things

Leadership doesn’t come with success but success does come with leadership. Are you a stand out leader? Don’t wait for someone else to show you the way. Acknowledge what you need to be great, but set your sights higher to be a stand-out leader. Here is a great article from Inc. magazine highlighting seven rare thingsRead More

Suffering From Morning Mayhem?

Do you start your day with the standard morning ritual from the 1950’s? A cup of coffee with your newspaper, a shower, kiss the spouse and before you head off to work? Or, is your house filled with morning mayhem – kids arguing, hurried conversation with your spouse, and finally, you find yourself running outRead More

Sharpen Your Focus

Do you feel you have missed opportunities because you lack focus? Maybe your concentration is short and your distractions are great? Hiring extra help to fill these skill gaps is merely a band-aid. You are not alone if you need some coping strategies when you HAVE to focus. I have found a few helpful tips fromRead More

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