Archives for 2018

14 Little Secrets for Hosting a Houseguest

In truth, there isn’t a special secret to being the perfect host. Your generous hospitality and kind heart are what make your home welcoming – and make your guests excited to visit. Still, a few simple comforts go a long way. Whether you’re inviting some old friends, family or (deep breath!) the in-laws, here are a few thoughtful touches to help your guests feel extra... Read Article

How Safe Is Your Parking Lot?

Businesses can be held liable for injuries that occur on the premises, and that includes parking lots. Depending on the type of business you have, the parking lot may be the most dangerous area on your property. If your parking lot is not owned and managed by a third party and is therefore your responsibility, discuss parking lot safety with your business lawyer and business... Read Article

What You Need to Know About Snow Tires

Before the first snow falls, you’ll want to freshen up your car emergency kit, check the antifreeze and throw in that bag of kitty litter in case you need a little extra traction. And speaking of traction: How are your tires? If you think your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, it’s time to swap them for a set of snow tires.... Read Article

The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Performance Reviews (Webinar)

But I thought I was doing so well! I’ve been here for 30 years. You’re just telling me this now? Susan comes in late every day, and she’s never been written up. What gives? Let’s face it: If you’re business owner or a manager, employee performance appraisals can be uncomfortable. No one likes a “surprise” evaluation that they’re not performing well. What’s more, if you... Read Article

11 Tips for Setting Up a Home-Based Business Office

Home-based businesses are on the rise. According to research done by IncFile, a small business start-up firm based out of Houston, Texas, it’s estimated that there are 38 million home-based businesses that generate $427 billion a year in the United States. Of those businesses, 20 percent of them bring in $100-500k per year. Big or small, home-based businesses all share one common challenge: Setting up... Read Article