Small Business Saturday in Des Moines

Small Business Saturday in Des Moines

With the launch of Small Business Saturday in 2010, the Shop Small Movement has taken its place as an important part of the holiday shopping season. It is a great way to support your local economy and the community in which you live. American Express has a Shop Small Map here. You can type in your […]

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Shop Small San Antonio

Small Business Saturday in Des Moines

The Shop Small Movement has taken its place as an important part of the holiday shopping season. It started with the launch of Small Business Saturday in 2010. This is a great way to support your local economy. And, at the same time, the community in which you live. American Express has a Shop Small […]

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Travel Tips: Rental Cars

Travel Tips: Rental Cars

How to Save Money and Stay Safe Whether your travel plans are for business or pleasure, there are a few things that can help make the trip more enjoyable and more affordable. This is part of our series on Your Next Best Years – Travel Tips. Please watch for more tips at a later date.  […]

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Should I Raise My Deductible?

Should I Raise My Deductible?

  de·duct·i·ble /dəˈdəktəb(ə)l/ noun NORTH AMERICAN 1. (in an insurance policy) a specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim. Should I Raise My Deductible? We don’t care about deductibles until we have to pay one. And then we are bummed out about them. However, there […]

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Photo by Radu Andrei Razvan from Pexels Getting Ready For Winter – A Checklist for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather Best winter memory: Sliding down a hill on my metal flying saucer as a fearless 8-year-old in Iowa City. Worst winter memory: Throwing my snowsuit-clad toddler into a snowbank as I fell on the […]

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New Hire Checklists: Small Business

New Hire Checklists

When you welcome a new hire there are many steps to take in ensuring they are a good fit. Most importantly, you want to make certain they are successful at becoming a valuable member of your team. After recruiting the best talent for the position, it is imperative to make sure that your company has […]

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Items to Keep in Your Car in Winter

Items to Keep in Your Car in Winter

Getting Ready for Winter – 12 Items to Keep in Your Car Have you ever driven in an unfamiliar area and been surprised to find an unexpected toll road? If you had some change handy you were probably mentally high-fiving yourself for being prepared. Carrying a roll of quarters in your car console is a […]

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15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

You probably did not know that there are 15 fire hazards you use every day in and around your home. My dishwasher caught on fire. True story. In the middle of a Netflix-night with the Kenyon part of Smith-Kenyon, we smelled smoke and realized our stainless steel, European branded, newish dishwasher was aflame.  More like, […]

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Commercial Building Insurance

Commercial Building Insurance

What are Some of the Factors that Make Up the Cost of Commercial Building Insurance? Commercial building insurance includes a lot more than just protecting a business owner’s property. It encompasses replacement costs, actual cash value (ACV), liability risks, and the added lines of coverage for umbrella policies or high valued possessions. As a business […]

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Tips To Follow With Commercial Autos

Tips To Follow With Commercial Autos

When you have commercial autos for your business, it is important to focus on safety and security. There are several tips for you to follow with commercial autos which will ensure that your vehicles and your employees are safe throughout the year. Driving Rules There should be a few set driving rules that are enforced at all […]

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