Showing posts from June, 2021

Planning Your First Post-COVID Business Event

By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay After a year and a half of wearing masks and working from home, the rules that restricted how everyone works and plays are starting to ease.   This means you can walk into a store without a mask without having the management refuse to serve you.   It means people can finally begin to get back to living their lives without resorting to a bunker mentality.   Last but not least, it means that all business owners can get back to business as usual.   If you’re like me, you need to attend networking events and sponsor get togethers for clients to grow your business.   Many business owners are all too eager to get back to business conferences and conventions either locally or in some far-flung locale to help drum up new business.   Before you toss that surgical mask in the wastebin only to regret it later, let me show you what you need to know to conduct and attend business events safely.

10 Insurance Tips for Millennials

By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay Those of you who were born at the turn of the 21 st Century were weaned on technology.   That’s why you spend so much time with your noses pressed against your smartphones.   While hi-tech is a wonderful thing, it can also be a two-edged sword if you aren’t careful.   While you twenty somethings may know how to use apps and IoT devices like nobody’s business, there are a few old school tricks that can help you reduce the risks and costs associated with insurance.  

Staying Safe When Your Car Breaks Down

  By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay While vehicles today are much more dependable than they were a couple decades ago, they can still leave you stranded by the side of the road with little or no warning.   Depending on where and when your car blows a flat or flashes warning lights before the engine quits, you need to know how to safely deal with the problem or summon help safely.  

Pivoting Your Business in a Post-Pandemic World

By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay If you own a business, then you know what a shock to the system the Coronavirus caused a little more than a year ago.   In some cases, businesses were shut down for months on end.   In others, employees were either laid off or forced to work from home to reduce the incidence of contagion.   Any way you look at it, pivoting to keep your business open during the pandemic was a chore of epic proportions.   Now that the worst of the epidemic is over, guess what? Most businesses are going to have to pivot their businesses back to some sense of normal.   That isn’t going to be easy for some as you’ll see in my top-10 tips below.