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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 12, 2018

Here at Staebler, we've talked before about cyber security and the importance of locking down your digital assets. Off-site backups, encryption, and password/access hygiene are all important digital elements of a strong cyber security plan. Today though, we're going to take a step back and think about cyber security in a more concrete sense. Concrete as in physical. How does physical security intersect with cyber security? When you think about cyber security, it's...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 2, 2018

Article originally posted on  TruckNews.com  (March 1, 2018). MISSISSAUGA, ON – The widely held belief that commercial drivers under the age of 25 cannot be insured is a myth, according to Lisa Arseneau of Staebler Insurance . She was moderating an insurance panel at the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario’s (TTSAO) annual conference. "I can’t believe this is still being said and believed,” Arseneau said. "That you cannot hire anyone under the age...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 3, 2018

New Years is a chance to reflect on your past and plan for the future. It's that time of the year when we set goals for ourselves and speculate on the improvements we want to make in our lives. Often, these goals are a little unrealistic. "I want to lose 30 pounds before summer,” or "I'm going to learn to speak another language before next year.” Is it any wonder most New Year's resolutions end up forgotten! This year though, why don't you try something different? How about you...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 13, 2017

With the Christmas season in full swing, many of us will be out shopping and spending, trying to get those last few items to put under the Christmas tree. But while you're out trying to find the best deals, or the last Hatchimal on the shelf, you need to be careful. The Christmas season isn't just busy for businesses, it's also a favorite time of the year for fraudsters and crooks.  The majority of retail transactions these days are handled through debit or credit cards....

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 8, 2017

It wasn't long ago that the idea of "cyber crime” would have been a punchline on a late night talk show, or a plot point in The Matrix , but if the past year of high profile hacks and cyberattacks have taught us anything, it's that the world has changed. From monolithic corporations like Sony, to random Facebook users posting updates about their day, it seems nobody is safe from the slimy tendrils of cybercrime anymore. Unfortunately, that includes your business. If you collect...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 11, 2017

With the winter behind us and warm months ahead, many seasonal businesses are quickly ramping up and getting back in action. For any seasonal business, this means a race to secure a temporary workforce. Whether you run a farm, a garden center, a food truck, a lawn care service, or whatever else, you'll need employees to help you through the season. However, hiring seasonal employees presents a few unique wrinkles and obstacles year-round businesses might not have to consider....

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 27, 2017

In this day and age, we're all environmentally aware. There are (thankfully) very few people out there who refuse to acknowledge the importance of preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment we live in. That said, unfortunate accidents still happen, and when they do, businesses need to be held accountable. Both the size and frequency of fines, legal fees, and judgments as a result of environmental liability issues have grown considerably over the past decade....

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 22, 2016

As a nation of savvy consumers, we know the holiday season brings with it an increased risk of fraud and scams. But, that's only half the story. While this is a risky season for consumers, it's just as dangerous for businesses too. Fraud directed at businesses is very common around the holiday season and can be a devastating blow to the unprepared. Many small businesses rely on the seasonal bump in sales as a major source of profit to keep them going for the year, and fraud can...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 21, 2016

Recently, I’ve had to choose a "trusted advisor” regarding financial aspects of my business and personal life.  We all arrive at a time in our lives that we have to do this.  I dreaded it.  I actually procrastinated for months and wanted nothing to do with it.  This is quite ironic, coming from me, whom I consider to be a "trusted advisor” to my insurance clients.  I have always treated my role with respect and pride.  I have always felt that my clients needed...

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By on Oct 17, 2016

If a company compromised your personal information - your credit cards or social insurance number - how long would it take you to trust them again? Months? Years? Would you ever consider doing business with them again? Sadly, this is a real question thousands of Canadians need to ask themselves every year. As cyber attacks become more and more common, with retailers across the country falling victim to hackers every year, consumers have to weigh their desire to do business with...

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