Damage to your roof from severe winter weather conditions is the last thing your business needs. Particularly for flat rooftops, it’s important to take preventive measures before and during the winter season.
Ideally, preparation should begin 6 to 8 weeks before winter is in full swing. Here are some ways you can get started to prevent roof collapse due to the elements.
In the digital age, bitcoin is a well-known term – but that doesn’t mean it’s well understood. What is cryptocurrency? According to Cointelegraph, “cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency.” It is decentralized and relies on an open source verification system. In essence, it’s worth fluctuates and it is virtually untraceable. The most widely used and recognized cryptocurrency is bitcoin. So, what does this have to do with your business?
Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that
doesn’t mean your business can’t be prepared for what Mother Nature blows your
way. From cold snaps to severe thunderstorms and downed power lines, below we
detail 6 tips for preparing your business for spring storms.
Deep-fried tempura flakes are a key ingredient sprinkled on sushi rolls for crunch. Known as agedama or tenkasu, Japanese for “tempura dregs,” they have been linked to a series of restaurant fires in multiple states.
Kara Nelson, a fire investigator in Madison, Wisconsin, worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to pinpoint the cause of the blazes which were caused by spontaneous combustion.
Solid fuel cooking has been an up-and-coming
trend for many new restaurants because it’s a
tasty way to prepare food – especially pizza and BBQ. These cooking appliances
are fueled by a solid fuel such as mesquite, charcoal and hardwood; and while
this cooking method yields different, interesting flavors, it also carries with
it increased safety risks. With the right amount of understanding and
preparation, restaurant owners can safely use most solid fuel appliances.
A recent study analyzed 10 million passwords leaked in various data breaches throughout 2016. The most common password, once again, is ‘123456.’ A whopping 17% of users trust ‘123456’ to safeguard their online accounts! The study also found that four of the top 10 most common passwords were six characters or less. Brute-forcing techniques will have those passwords cracked in seconds.
Don’t fall into this trap. If your passwords are common and easy for you to remember, they’re likely to be easy for hackers as well. Use these password tips to keep your data secure. (more…)
It is that time of year again when the weather starts to warm up and we become more active outdoors. I was recently working in my backyard on the first 80+ degree-day of the year and began to get dizzy and disoriented. I started thinking to myself that I was encountering a heat-related illness – was it heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or possibly just heat cramps? So many terms and levels of danger! Heat stress is the general term used to describe heat-generated illnesses that result when the body is unable to cool itself through sweating. What should we know about heat stress and what can we do to prevent it? (more…)
Recently we made a visit to Vern’s Cheese, a 3-generation family-owned business in Chilton, Wis. and had an opportunity to spend some time with Vern Knoepsel, President/Co-owner 1st generation; Edith Knoepsel, Co-owner 1st generation; and Kelly Knoepsel-Kress, Co-owner 2nd generation. We enjoyed learning more about their company history and why they have trusted Society Insurance to protect their business since the very beginning in 1964. Watch to learn more about the small details that have made a big difference for their business over the past 52 years. (more…)
At Society Insurance, our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders and when it comes to risk management, prevention is key. Throughout 2015 we have shared important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury. And now, in celebration of our 100th year in business, here are 100 ways to keep your business “Safe with Society”… (more…)
Data breach is the exposure of customer information and it is becoming a more common (and frightening) occurrence. Could your business be the next victim, left to face tremendous financial costs, lost customers and lost reputation?
Consider these common causes of data breach: (more…)
The insurance tips and trends to help you make smart safety decisions for your business, plus an inside look at Society.