Category: Small Business

B2B Tips: Customer Service Is More Than Just Help

(4 min read) What is good customer service? In our opinion customer service is more than just help, it’s about giving customers a great experience. With knowledgeable employees that embrace change and set high expectations, we strive to deliver great

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B2B Tips: Operational Efficiency Is Always on the Radar

(3 min read) Striving to achieve efficiency in business is ongoing, driven by ever-changing customer expectations and technology dependence. At AIS, we aim to innovate and improve every aspect of our business including focusing on operational efficiency and effectiveness, in

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How Do I File a Business Insurance Claim and What Should I Expect?

If you’re a business owner in California you’ve heard about the increased number of people having to file insurance claims for their home or business. Many residents and business owners in Santa Barbara and Ventura County are now having to

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Boss Burnout: 7 Tips for Avoiding Entrepreneurial Burnout

Entrepreneurial burnout can come at any time but for many, the end of the year is particularly difficult. This is a time when business managers and bosses will go into overdrive to ensure a strong finish despite the holiday madness.

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Do Home-Based Online Businesses Need Insurance?

Over the past several years the number of new online businesses has skyrocketed and with that the number of home-based online businesses. If this sounds like you, you may be wondering, “Do I need insurance for my home-based online business?”

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Business Insurance That Will Protect You from Disasters

It’s one thing to close our businesses for exciting renovations and a grand reopening, but it’s another thing to be forced to close up shop due to unwelcome events such as natural disasters. This year, the country has seen several

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5 Ways for Businesses to Prevent Hacking

We want to share five ways for businesses to prevent hacking at a time when these sorts of digital attacks are on the rise. Have you noticed how easily we get accustomed to matters of cyber risk? How they gradually

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The AIS Life Cycle: The Different Types of Insurance People Need in a Lifetime

When people ask why it’s better to work through an agency as opposed to going directly to an insurance company, the main reason is the fact that people need different types of insurance at different stages in their lives. A

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Tips on Marketing a Small to Mid-Size Business

(7 min read) Marketing your business can seem like a daunting task if you’ve not yet mastered it, yet, it is crucial to the success of your business regardless of how long you’ve been in business. It’s important to keep

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Include a General Liability Policy in Your Business Insurance Quotes

A successful business has constant contact with customers, contractors, or business partners. As you interact with any of these groups, something could go wrong, and your business could be blamed for injury or property damage. A smart business has solid business

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