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SWBC's BusinessHub blog is a one-stop resource for business owners and company decision makers.

 

4 Tips for Navigating a Hard Insurance Market

This has been a year of unprecedented changes. A global pandemic, country-wide lockdown, economic downturn, and an uncertain future outlook have combined to create unique challenges for business owners and the insurance industry as a whole. In recent months, we’ve seen the industry shifting out of the longest soft market in recent history and moving toward a hard market. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a hardening insurance marketplace means for business owners, and give you tips for navigating the changing landscape into 2021.

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A Fresh Cup of Convo With SWBC

As a business owner, are you familiar with the term co-employment? What about liability shift? In our latest video, SWBC PEO Sales Manager, Michael Gugliotti, shares how a PEO can help a business save time, money, and resources in order to shift its focus to revenue-generating activities.

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Navigating COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation for Businesses

The coronavirus and its immediate aftermath have upturned American life as we know it, and businesses leaders across the country have questions about how to keep their employees safe and minimize risk to their companies as the country begins to reopen. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how worker’s compensation policies may be affected by the increased risk of communicable disease in the workplace due to the spread of COVID-19.

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FFCRA: What it Means for Small Businesses and Their Employees

The coronavirus is sweeping through the nation and impacting businesses everywhere, testing companies’ resilience and the welfare of the workforce. In these unprecedented times, laws are swiftly being passed to provide support to those affected.

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Coronavirus and Commercial Insurance: What You Need to Know

As health officials around the globe seek to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), economies and citizens remain unsettled. In the United States this week, public events are being canceled en masse, while businesses and organizations have begun making plans for maintaining the health of their employees and bottom lines in the face of what has just been officially declared a global pandemic.

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2019 Workplace Safety Training Trends

I just returned from the American Society of Safety Professional’s (ASSP) annual conference in New Orleans. It was a massive event with over 5,000 people in attendance. The conference included a great exhibit hall with 200+ exhibitors from around the globe. The speakers and breakout sessions were great, which brings me to the reason for this blog post.

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6 Qualities of a Top-Notch Business Exit Planning Team

Exit planning is complex. Between establishing your exit goals and transferring your business, you’ll attempt to build business value, find an appropriate successor or buyer, navigate taxes, and keep your key employees happy enough to stick around, just to name a few tasks. With so many considerations and activities surrounding your business exit, it's smart to consider creating an advisor team.

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Maintain Momentum in Your Business Exit Planning

Planning for major events often falls victim to procrastination. Whether it’s planning your next career move, a long vacation, or your business exit, it’s easy to put off progress, thinking you'll wait until you have more free time. While planning a business exit should never take over your entire life, once you've decided on your exit goals, you'll see greater success when you keep your momentum going instead of stopping and starting your activities.

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Three Benefits of Business Exit Planning

Through my work as a business advisor, I've seen firsthand that business owners have plenty to do. You're running your business, taking care of your home and family, and trying to attend to other responsibilities. Often, this existing to-do list is the reason business owners give for not pursuing exit planning. You may be unsure if it can help address important issues without taking up the little time you have remaining.

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[Case Study] Hill Country Pain Associates

Laura Paredez, Director of Business Services for Hill Country Pain Associates (HCPA), manages the day-to-day operations and activities, and ensures that the business is run financially sound. In her role, Laura oversees all matters from vendor management to payroll administration. With a practice of 27 full-time employees and one part-time employee, HCPA brings with it its own set of employee considerations, of which by no means falls short of HR-related inquiries.

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