Safer stop signs coming!

Safer stop signs coming!

Researchers have developed a solar-powered stop sign that can flash a light at the right moment to make sure drivers don’t roll past the sign. Innovative and extremely beneficial in making our roads safer! According to the Federal Highway Administration, 54 percent of all US traffic fatalities occur on rural roads. Many of those accidents […]

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits […]

How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive

How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive

From Harvard Business Review By Marc Zao-Sanders Five years ago I read Daniel   Markovitz’s argument  for migrating to-do lists into calendars. Since then, my productivity has at least doubled. That momentous (at least for me) article describes five problems with the to-do list. First, they overwhelm us with too many choices. Second, we are naturally drawn […]

Restaurant injuries cost employees 30 days of work on average

Restaurant injuries cost employees 30 days of work on average

AmTrust Financial Services has released a new report that finds that injured restaurant workers miss an average of 30 days of work. The AmTrust Restaurant Risk Report is based on more than 84,006 claims AmTrust collected from restaurant clients between 2013 and 2017. Highlights of the report include: Cuts, punctures and/or scrapes account for a third of all restaurant claims reported. […]

All The Best Food at Super Bowl LII

All The Best Food at Super Bowl LII

While most of us will be watching the Super Bowl from a living room, eating homemade cheese dip or wings. If you want to know how those who attend the Super Bowl will eat, and Falcons fans all season, read here. Atlanta’s stadium has gone to great lengths to make stadium food affordable. In the […]

8 Must-Do Steps for a Strong Business Disaster Recovery Plan

8 Must-Do Steps for a Strong Business Disaster Recovery Plan

Whether your business is small, large, or in between, disaster doesn’t discriminate. Unfortunately, small businesses tend to be less prepared than large businesses for the unexpected, leaving them more vulnerable when disaster does strike. In fact, without a formal disaster plan, an estimated 40 to 60 percent of small businesses end up closing down after a disaster. […]

5 Rules Every Landlord Should Live By

5 Rules Every Landlord Should Live By

I’m pretty confident that if you asked anyone who has ever owned a rental property you would get an overwhelming response that it’s not as lucrative or easy as they thought it would be. In fact, owning a rental property can be a major pain, and end up costing you a ton of money! I […]

Will my credit rating change my insurance rates?

Will my credit rating change my insurance rates?

I was recently asked this question by one of our Hicks & Associates clients, and thought I would share the answer here for our readers. There are a lot of things that go into homeowners and auto insurance rates, one of them being credit. I’ve heard a lot of complaints from people who don’t like the […]