Stuck in the mud? Don’t let your business get bogged down by soggy conditions
Muddy conditions can spring up any time of year, but they’re especially prevalent (and costly) in the spring. The risks to businesses are trifold, including loss of production, equipment issues, and potential for employee injuries.Read More →
Food Trucks – A growing trend with no end in sight
According to The Economist, there are more than 4,000 food trucks in the U.S. and the numbers continue to rise. It’s amazing how $2 tacos or lattes can add up to a $1.6 billion dollar industry.
SECURA knows these unique businesses have unique risks, and our Specialty Lines coverage has a lot to offer these businesses.Read More →
Insurance tips for Trade and Commercial General Contractors
Lexie Roffers provides her expertise on protecting your business
When you’re shopping for insurance for your construction contracting business, you have so many things to consider. Do I need an agent? What types of coverage do I need? What coverage do my customers expect me to have? Should I go with the lowest price or the best coverage?Read More →
Preventing and responding to seasonal illnesses
The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.Read More →
Watch your step: Slip and falls injure all kinds of people and businesses
Did you know that falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.?
More than 9 million people are seen by medical providers each year for slip and fall accidents and related injuries, and one-fifth of falls cause serious bodily harm like a broken bone or head injury. Sadly, most are preventable and could have been avoided with proper preparation and training.
During winter weather conditions, the stakes are even higher with wet floors and icy surfaces. Businesses can help prevent slip and falls on two fronts—for associates and customers.
Delayed flights and lost luggage often headline the list of concerns for travelers, but they are minor inconveniences compared to severe illness, missing prescriptions, or serious injury away from home.
The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.
When Jenny VanDeHei left for college to study business, she thought she had picked her last stone and fed her last calf. She loved the family farm she grew up on, but she saw her future as an accountant, in an office building in the city, far from the country fresh smell of cow manure.
When you’re born into a farm family, on the job training begins the moment you can walk. You learn quickly where it’s safe to play, not to startle the animals, and that there’s always a way you can help – no matter your age. Curt Weis, Manager – Farm and Agribusiness Training, can attest to this because he earned his keep by working on his family’s farm right up until he left for college.
Patti Lemke, Sr. Agribusiness Underwriter, spent her entire young life living and working on a farm. Her parents owned and operated a small farm in Eden, Wis. that milked 65 cows in a stanchion barn, and she worked on a large dairy farm that milked 700 head from the time she was 14 until she left for college.