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Implementing a Severe Weather Plan for Small Businesses

Whatever part of the country your business is in, severe weather can impact your operations throughout the year. Consider these statistics on severe weather from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): About 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year. 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year in the U.S. and 10% reach severe levels. Damaging winds [...]

By | July 15th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

As the summer heat wave begins, it’s a good time to consider your business’s HVAC system and its maintenance. Well-maintained HVAC equipment can reduce energy loss and save your business money on operating costs. It also helps keep your business safe and pleasant: The correct temperature provides a comfortable experience for guests and employees. Air [...]

By | June 28th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

Cyber Liability Insurance for Franchises

Over the last few years, franchises have become a favorite target of cyber criminals. Hackers have stolen password credentials, franchise business records and customer credit card data from some of the biggest names in the industry. The consequences of a hack are serious. Consider these recent statistics: The average cost of a data breach for [...]

By | May 23rd, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

Fire Safety for Franchises

Fire safety for franchises is crucial. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 8,000 structure fires in eating and drinking establishments are reported to U.S. fire departments each year, causing $246 million in property damage. While cooking equipment was the leading cause in these fires, electrical distribution and heating equipment were each [...]

By | March 4th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

Wintertime Risk Management Checklist

The approach of cold temperatures and wintery weather can lead to an increase in certain claims. The reasons for winter claims can vary, but all ultimately relate to the unique challenges posed by wintertime. It's easy to forget about these seasonal risks when the ice thaws and the sun comes out, but a quick refresher [...]

By | December 2nd, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

3 Tips for Training Employees on Cybersecurity

Over the last few years, franchise businesses have become a favorite target of cyber criminals. Hackers have stolen password credentials, company records and customer credit card data from thousands of well-known establishments. Most franchise businesses do not consider themselves at high risk for hackers, but the consequences of a cyber attack are serious. Data breaches [...]

By | November 3rd, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

Hurricane Preparedness for Fast-Food Restaurants in an Above-Average Season

Experts recently revised this year's forecast for an above-average hurricane season with up to 20 named storms and nine named hurricanes. There have already been five named storms, with Tropical Storm Elsa causing damage and destruction from Florida to the Northeast, including dramatic flooding in New York City's subway system. In addition to the weather, [...]

By | July 28th, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

Driver Safety Tips for Fast Food Restaurants

If your fast food restaurant offers food delivery or other mobile services, your business faces certain risks that others don’t. Having employees that drive for work and company vehicles that need to be serviced and maintained increases your exposure to accidents, claims and liability lawsuits. Driver safety is paramount when it comes to minimizing your [...]

By | May 3rd, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

Driver Safety Tips for Fast Food Restaurants

If your fast food restaurant offers food delivery or other mobile services, your business faces certain risks that others don’t. Having employees that drive for work and company vehicles that need to be serviced and maintained increases your exposure to accidents, claims and liability lawsuits. Driver safety is paramount when it comes to minimizing your [...]

By | May 3rd, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

Types of Employment Practices Claims

Employment practices refers to the part of your business that deals with hiring, firing and everyday workplace interactions. Employment practices liability claims alleging workplace discrimination or sexual harassment are increasingly common. In fact, the restaurant industry experiences more claims of misconduct than any other, according to the Harvard Business Review. With as many as 90% [...]

By | April 23rd, 2021|Insurance tips, Risk management|0 Comments