Category: Small Business

6 Small Business Expenses You Need to Know About

Benjamin Franklin famously said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. For entrepreneurs, we can say it’s business expenses and taxes. We know that managing business expenses is not the best part of running your business. However,

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BOP Made Easy: Business Owners Policy Explained

What Is a Business Owners Policy? A Business Owners Policy, also known as BOP, is often the most important policy any small to medium-sized business needs. It combines the protection found in other business insurance coverages and packages it in

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B2B Tips: 3 Habits for Business Development Success

There are many people who think that a person either has a personality for generating business or not. The reality is, you don’t have to be born with it. There are certain skills that successful business development professionals practice on

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B2B Tips: Facility Management as a Competitive Advantage

Facility management has been changing over the past few years. Read on to see what’s new in facility management and also how greatly it can impact an organization.

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B2B Tips: Customer Service Is More Than Just Help

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 experiences at every

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B2B Tips: Operational Efficiency Is Always on the Radar

Operational Efficiency Striving to achieve operational efficiency in business is an ongoing effort. Ever-changing customer expectations and technology dependence drive it. At AIS, we aim to innovate and improve every aspect of our business. This includes focusing on operational efficiency

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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. Through it all, it’s

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Do Home-Based Online Businesses Need Insurance?

Online Businesses Over the past several years the number of new online businesses has skyrocketed. Of course, this means more home-based online businesses. If this sounds like you, you may be wondering, “Do I need insurance for my home-based online

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Business Insurance That Will Protect You from Disasters

It can be exciting to close a business for renovations and the grand reopening to follow. However, closing up shop because of unwelcome events such as natural disasters is no walk in the park. This year, the country has seen several natural disasters affect entire communities

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