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At USLI University, we’re excited about some changes and additions we’ve made to our website and our offerings, and you should be too! With free courses offered through the three schools of Customers’ College – Insurance Education, Leadership and Professional Development, and Sales – our University has become a go-to resource for so many of…

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At the end of 2016, we looked forward to positive growth in the construction sector. As mentioned in our If They Build It, We Will Come December 2016 newsletter article, Dodge Data & Analytics anticipates the total U.S. construction starts to advance 5 percent in 2017 to a whopping $713 billion. It should come as…

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According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, U.S. households and businesses spent nearly 77 billion dollars on lawn care services in 2015. The vast majority of these lawn care professionals are a small to medium sized business with revenue of approximately $217,000 per year. The same source touts industry employment numbers at 979,257 people….

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In recent years, American households have increasingly become a blend between homes and offices. It’s believed that more people are working out of their homes now than ever before. For some, it’s a way to supplement their income. For others, it brings in enough funds to make a successful living. Direct sales consultants, also known…

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New Year’s Day parades and snow storms have come and gone, as spring weather welcomes festivals, concerts, athletic events and all things outdoors.  Events include a gamut of activities, so how does one properly prepare for such an event to ensure both fun and safety? Special events are unique in that the policy period is…

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Businesses are at a high risk in our litigious society; many exposures could cause claims that would be in excess of primary policy limits, and loss payments and defense costs are rising year after year. Do your customers have adequate layers of professional coverage to protect their businesses and nonprofit organizations? Clients typically need to…

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Cyber hackers and rogue employees have been terrorizing Coverage Town! Can you help us find the five suspects? Crime Scene 1   Home Run Sporting Goods was targeted by a hacker and was hit with a data breach, exposing credit and debit card numbers with expiration dates. State law required the Home Run to report…

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It’s proven that when we feel better, other areas of our life can improve. Taking care of ourselves – mind, body and soul – puts us on the right path to achieve happiness and well-being. This is why, several years ago, we started “Renewed You” – a fitness and nutrition program that challenges people at…

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As we move into 2017, it is important to look at forecasts of those industries that will have a direct impact on our businesses in the year to come. When it comes to the future of construction, Dodge has the answers. ConstructionDIVE, a top construction newsletter, calls the annual Outlook report from Dodge “a reliable…

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