Insight & advice from the experts at Marshall & Sterling

Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster
Many business owners fail to consider how they would manage if a fire or natural disaster rendered their business premises temporarily unusable. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost 40 percent of all businesses that close down following a disaster never open again.
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The Business Case for a Cleaner, Safer Workplace
Spring is a great time of year to get rid of the clutter you’ve accumulated over the winter and tackle the dust and grime that has crept into your workspace. It’s also a great opportunity to think about safety and eliminate potential hazards. 
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Protecting Against Security Breaches
While the media often reminds us of high-profile network leaks, organizations of all sizes are at risk. Because the unintentional release of sensitive customer information is a larger risk than ever, it is essential that you be prepared to react efficiently and effectively in the event of a breach.
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Safety When Buying and Selling Online
It’s easier than ever to buy or sell things on online platforms like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. However, you always need to be careful when meeting strangers to exchange purchases.

These simple steps can help protect you when completing an online purchase in person:
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Hurricane Preparation for Businesses
According to the American Red Cross, almost half of all small businesses affected by a major disaster, such as a tornado, flood, earthquake or hurricane, do not reopen their doors because they were unprepared for the disaster. Therefore, it is necessary for business owners and managers to consider the fact that a natural disaster is possible.
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Protecting Your Home From Snowmelt
Snow can melt and refreeze throughout the winter, causing dangerous ice buildups in some of the most susceptible parts of your home. Make sure to prevent snowmelt from damaging your home with these four tips:
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Reduce Your Chances of Cardiovascular Disease During American Heart Month
Every February is designated as American Heart Month, which makes it a great time to review your health and reduce your chances of developing a cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths in the United States.
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5 Tips for Saving on Car Insurance
Car insurance is there to protect you in the event of an accident, but it may be one of your biggest expenses too. Your vehicle's Premium is based on many factors, for instance: vehicle size, value, age of vehicle, where you live, your claims history and your age and gender all play a role (to name a few). 
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10 Cyber Security Resolutions to Reduce Your Data Exposures
Cyber security threats and trends can change year over year as technology continues to advance at alarming speeds. As such, it’s critical for organizations to reassess their data protection practices at the start of each new year and make achievable cyber security resolutions to help protect themselves from costly breaches.
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Winter Driving Reminders
Winter weather can present many driving headaches for drivers, slick roadways being one of them. One of the most dangerous winter driving hazards is skidding. If it happens at a high speed, the result can be deadly. But most skids can be avoided by simply adjusting to driving conditions and knowing how to recover from a skid.
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