Category: Business

Can Your Business Afford to Lose $3,000 a Day?

The recent storms that swept across the country shut many businesses down for days on end. Downtime like that can cost your business big bucks: The Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that disasters cost inoperable small businesses an average of $3,000 a day. Most people would never consider opening a business without coverage for things like fires and weather events. But many small... Read Article

The Best States for Female Business Owners

Did you know that there are more than 9.1 million businesses owned by women in the United States? These businesses employ nearly 7.9 million people and generate $1.5 trillion in revenue. With women creating 1.5 times more businesses than the national average between 1997 and 2015, it’s clear that women business owners are a powerful force driving America’s economy. And that is more true in... Read Article

The Wit and Wisdom of ERIE’s Founder

ERIE founder H.O. Hirt was a man of business–and a man of words. He starting publishing The Bulletin, a weekly newsletter to Erie Insurance Agents, in 1931. H.O. wrote for the publication–which is still going strong today–for nearly 50 years. In it, he offered advice and encouragement to Agents and information about how the company was faring. His writing wasn’t all business, though. H.O. is... Read Article

A Buy-Sell Agreement Funded by Life Insurance Can Offer Your Business Important Protection

No one knows what the future holds. As a business owner, would your business survive if something happened to you or a business partner? Many businesses are the shared dream of two close friends and business partners. That means the business could be vulnerable if one of the owners dies unexpectedly. In this tragic situation, a buy-sell agreement funded by life insurance could save your... Read Article

Expert Shares Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Target. Home Depot. Anthem. These companies and many more have made headlines in recent years after suffering massive data breaches. Each of these incidents put customers’ data at risk—and put a serious dent in the companies’ bottom lines and reputations. Of course, big corporations aren’t the only ones at risk of a data breach: For every large company that’s the victim of a data breach,... Read Article