MIAA – How businesses can give back

Ways for Businesses to Give Back

You can do all the promoting you want, but your business will struggle to get ahead when the local economy is struggling. On the other hand, a prosperous local economy means more citizens and businesses have the necessary means to purchase from other local businesses, keeping money in circulation instead of saving as much as […]

burgers, brats and kabobs on the grill

Grill Safety Tips

Grill fires on residential properties cause an annual average of 10 deaths, 100 injuries and $37 million in property loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Of these barbecue blunders, over half occur from May through August, with July piling up the highest number of incidents. Grill fires can cause significant damages to bystanders, your […]

a big-eyed, little dog that needs pet insurance

Do I Need Pet Insurance?

Pet Insurance? That’s a thing? What is it? Pet insurance acts as a healthcare policy for your furry friends. Most are paid on scheduled monthly payment plans and cost roughly a few hundred dollars a year depending on your breed, age and location. For example, the pet insurance for a greyhound will be significantly cheaper […]

What About Wedding Insurance

What About Wedding Insurance?

Wedding insurance might sound like a luxury or an unnecessary payment on your already expensive wedding, but with the average wedding cost exceeding $20,000, a $100 to $600 wedding insurance policy is small in comparison. There are obviously many factors to consider when deciding on wedding insurance. To start, if you are planning a low-key […]

Looking for Jewelry Insurance

Looking for Jewelry Insurance

Congratulations! Your significant other popped the question and of course, you said yes. Your ring obviously holds a lot of sentimental value. But rings and jewelry are small, fragile, and their incredible high monetary value fits right into a thief’s pocket. How will you protect your precious gift from these elements? You might want to […]

Knowing when to expand your business

Knowing When to Expand Your Business

Many small business owners dream of the day when they can grow and expand their businesses. But how do you know when it’s time to expand? Fortunately, there are a few signs to watch out for that may indicate it’s time to expand. Let’s explore a few of those signs to look for. You’ve Met […]

Top Hiring Tips

Top Hiring Tips

Hiring the right candidate can go a long way in adding value to your company. But how can you make sure you hire the right person instead of someone who might end up costing your company valuable time and money? We get it. The hiring process can be stressful and long, but it doesn’t have […]

How to stay motivated in sales

How to Stay Motivated in Sales

If you’re in sales, you already know certain times of the year are slower than others. During these slow times, it can be difficult to stay motivated until it gets busy again. Fortunately, there are a few ways to help keep sales representatives motivated so their teams can succeed, even through slumps. Focus Is Key […]

How to create a positive work environment

How to Create a Positive Work Environment

  Research suggests that employees who work in positive environments are more productive. But what comprises a positive work environment? It’s typically defined as an environment where employees feel accepted, encouraged, and happy. So, when employers are able to provide a positive work environment, it results in a more motivated and productive team. A positive […]