Showing posts from September, 2020

How to Child & Pet-Proof Your Office

  By Diane Tait Whether you’re back to working in an office building or are working from your home office, making your workplace safe for visitors of all shapes and sizes should be a priority.   When it comes to kids and pets, while the pitter patter of little feet or paws can be a source of delight, it can also represent a source of danger.   Being a business owner who routinely brings my pets to the office means keeping them safe from all sorts of hidden perils, not to mention keeping my staff and visitors from coming into conflict with them.   1.     

Is Your Business ADA-Compliant?

  By Diane Tait A happy customer is like money in the bank.   That’s why when it comes to doing business, it’s all about pleasing your customers.   That’s what keeps them coming back for more.   It’s also what compels them to refer their friends and family to you.     While most business owners go out of their way to cater to their customers, there’s one group that requires a little extra TLC: the disabled.   Ever since 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, business owners have had to take extra steps to make sure that everyone has equal access to their premises.   In many cases this has meant adding wheelchair ramps, widening doors and expanding restroom facilities to make them ADA-friendly.   However, there are other adjustments that some business owners may not be aware.   To help keep businesses current, I have come up with a top-10 list to help keep businesses ADA compliant. 1.       The road to compliance is paved with good intentions. – Even if you

10 Things to Do Before You Rent a Home

By Diane Tait Whether you’re a seasoned renter who’s moved many times, or you’ve just sold your home and are looking for a place to rent while your new home is being built, you need to know how to size up a rental property before you sign the lease.  

Why a Home Inspector Can be a Homeowner’s Best Friend

By Diane Tait If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you’re familiar with a home inspector.   He or she is the person who climbed onto your roof, into your attic, through your home’s crawlspaces and even perhaps under your home before the sale was complete and the mortgage lender was satisfied with the property.   In short, a home inspector is there to check out your home from top to bottom.   While some homeowners fear the inspector will shoot down a sale or cost them money to repair or replace items that would otherwise have been the responsibility of the new owners, what many fail to realize is that a home inspector can sometimes save them time & money.