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How to Keep Your Business Property Safe this Winter

How to Keep Your Business Property Safe this WinterWinter is upon us, and with it comes snow, sleet and subzero temperatures. Winters can be especially rough on businesses from day to day. By incorporating proper tactics, business can make sure their properties and customers stay safe this winter season.

Inspect Heating Systems

Maintaining heating systems should be a top priority in cold weather. Have your heating system inspected regularly and stay up to date on the maintenance tasks. Keep your customers and employees warm in your building and safe from dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. If you have furnaces that are older than 10 years, consider replacing them for

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How a Buy-Sell Agreement Helps Your Business

How a Buy-Sell Agreement Helps Your BusinessDesigned to protect your business and your family, in the event of your death or disability, a Buy-Sell helps the remaining family members avoid conflicts over the disposition of company assets or debt. The contract should set a value of the business interest so valuation disputes can be prevented or at least minimized. Having a formal, written document between owners, detailing transition plans is strongly recommended. 

These agreements can be included in the array of Employee Benefits packages that we offer along with our Tennessee Business Insurance program. Is this what your business needs? Let’s take a further look.

The

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Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Employees

Appreciated workers are motivated workers. Instilling recognition as part of the company culture will improve morale, increase productivity, and reduce turnover.

Different employees prefer feedback in different ways. Some like one-on-one meetings, while others enjoy public praise. Still others would rather receive gifts or attend employee parties. Protect your business, show your workers that you value their contributions and obtain Tennessee Business Insurance in order to make sure that all aspects of your business are covered.

Well-being

Healthy people are stronger employees, utilize sick leave less often and have more energy throughout the day. Offer incentives for employees to work

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So, You’ve Been in a Car Accident. Now What?

So, You’ve Been in a Car Accident. Now What?A car accident is a stressful event, and it sometimes prevents people from thinking straight. But in an event like this, keeping a level head and taking care of all of the details is crucial. Be prepared for an accident by knowing what will come next, and which steps to follow if you’re involved in one.

You never know when an accident might occur, so it’s important to be ready. Obviously you need to have your Tennessee Auto Insurance information, vehicle registration, and license with you. But there are a few more things to remember.

Safety First

Safety should be

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The Best Cabin Destinations in Tennessee

The Best Cabin Destinations in TennesseeTennessee is an extremely beautiful and popular destination, and the Tennessee cabins are a big part of the authentic mountain living experience. Spend time with stunning scenic views, tree-topped mountains, and wildlife for the perfect getaway. With summer coming to a close and the fall months fast approaching, there’s no better time to get out of town and enjoy the scenery.

Here are some of the best destinations for a cabin trip.

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort area offering themes parks and museums.Check out the Elvis Presley Museum or Old Mill Square to enjoy a

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Renting Out Your Cabin? Avoid These Red Flag Tenants

Renting Out Your Cabin? Avoid These Red Flag TenantsIf you have decided to rent out your cabin, whether for a vacation lodging destination or for long-term residency, it all begins with a tenant search. You will  likely have many candidates, but not all will be good. It is important to know how to separate the good from the bad by recognizing the signs of a problem tenant.

Red flags or not, you can never be too precocious when allowing a stranger to live in your cabin. Stay prepared with Tennessee cabin insurance during your search and through the renting process.

Bad Credit

You must find a tenant who

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How Being a “High-Risk” Driver Affects Your Auto Insurance

How Being a “High-Risk” Driver Affects Your Auto InsuranceBeing classified as a “high-risk” driver will look different for different people. It’s not a desired experience for anyone, but it helps to know that it doesn’t last forever if you begin to make good choices now.

Ultimately, the circumstance that made you a high-risk driver will be the determinate of your auto insurance fate.

No Prior Insurance

It is extremely impactful to continuously retain a Tennessee auto insurance policy because of the surcharge for a lapse. Once you get ​car insurance again after cancelling it, you will have to pay high-risk rates for six consecutive months.

Once you obtain …

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Set Your Business Apart by Offering These Employee Benefits

Set Your Business Apart by Offering These Employee BenefitsIn today’s competitive hiring atmosphere, your business can stand out by offering these unconventional benefits that are driven by employee popular demand.

Four in five employees prefer new or better benefits over pay raises, so many leading employers have taken notice and begun expanding their offerings. Thoughtful and innovative benefit offerings help increase loyalty for existing employees while boosting your appeal among new candidates.

Set yourself apart from the competition by considering these unique benefits.

Student Loan Repayment

Younger generations are entering the workforce with record high student debt. Certain programs allow companies to help with loans similar to …

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How to Get the Best Deal on Your Auto Insurance

How to Get the Best Deal on Your Auto InsuranceThough car insurance is a necessary coverage, most of us go without truly knowing how it works. It would be helpful for individuals to know how about how their policies work, because this will help them to obtain cheap auto insurance and get the best deal. Believe it or not, there is such thing as cheap auto insurance. You just have to know the proper steps to take. Barnes Insurance Agency is available to provide Tennessee with affordable auto insurance.

Regional Insurers

Oftentimes it is the regional agencies that provide the best customer service and thoroughly work with each individual’s …

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Stay Safe on the Road with These Good Driving Habits

Stay Safe on the Road with These Good Driving HabitsWhy risk it? Implementing safety habits into your daily driving routine is easy. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and you owe it to yourself and everyone else on the road to appreciate this privilege by taking it seriously and driving safely at all times. Barnes Insurance Agency and your Auto Insurance policy are here to assist you if an accident were to occur, but first we recommend that you stay safe on the road with these smart driving habits.

Rules to Live By

All passengers should wear their seat belt every time the vehicle is in motion. It …

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