With cottage season just around the corner, many of us are excitedly packing our bags for the scenic drive north. But even though our summer homes beckon toward seeming bliss and idyllic sunshine, risks and pitfalls lurk in this utopia. We’ve rounded up some of the most common struggles people face when vacationing at their cottages and ways to avoid these struggles. Read on to find The Shepherd Group’s top tips for successfully opening your cottage this summer.
It’s a cliche to say that happy employees are productive employees, but it’s true: productivity drives new business to your firm and opens the door to continuous transformative change.
Rob had been with The Shepherd Group for five renewal cycles and his annual renewals were usually simple and straightforward: we would confirm the same rate, similar coverage and things would proceed much the same way until the next time.
Flying drones can be fun and useful, but raises a number of liability concerns.
The way we talk about clients matters. Typically, the word “client” refers to people whose business you’ve already won, while a “customer” is a first time buyer. In order to be successful, a business must convert customers into clients by creating value that will keep people coming back for more.
Bob has been enjoying customized service from The Shepherd Group for 25 years and has developed loyalty toward the company. For Bob, cancelling would have been less than ideal. And even though he had been with his insurer for many years, he was actively considering looking elsewhere for a different solution after his premium increased during renewal.
At The Shepherd Group, we’re all about communication. One of the conversations we’re having in recent days is about work-life balance and the importance of healthy living.
It was with some concern we found out that cancer rates are increasing among young people, reversing 60 years of continuous decline. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer rates have increased with each successive generation after 1960. One factor driving this increase may be sedentary lifestyles as we sit more and more at our desks and in our cars.
What does it mean to be independent? For one, it means resisting outside influence on your decisions that seeks to skew and sway them. As an entrepreneur, you are keenly aware of these pressures on your business as you navigate a maze of competing interests and priorities in attracting new clients and maintaining relationships with your partners.