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March 25, 2022 A Risk Management Process with Real-World Results

I have a current client who works in the construction industry and they have a Workers Compensation policy with roughly 50 employees. My relationship with this client began four months ago after we went through our Risk Assessment. Upon reviewing, our team created a strategic plan to correct the issues

December 22, 2021 Poor service creates an unexpected financial drain … Part 1

I started working with a residential plumbing contractor who told me they were receiving sub-par customer service. The owner and I had a brief conversation about the Van Beurden Alternative Approach to see if it would be a right fit for their business operations. The owner agreed it was, and we

October 26, 2021 Protect Yourself, Your Family, Belongings and Business from Mudflow

Periods of heavy rainfall have been predicted for winter. Beyond flooding dangers, heavy rainfall often leads to mudflow – a river of mud – and landslides caused by destabilized land shifting due to gradual erosion or sudden accumulation of water. Mudflows can be as dangerous and costly as mudslides. Mudslides occur

August 19, 2021 Van Beurden’s Risk Assessment Approach: How It Works

I received a call recently from the owner of a roofing company who had been referred to me by another one of my current clients. The roofing company planned to rent a new building and requested a “quote.” You should know that the Van Beurden approach does not focus only on

July 28, 2021 Van Beurden’s Alternative Approach: A True Story

I recently met with a business that was facing a big premium increase. Here is their story. This business had a long-standing relationship (20+ years) with their broker and per the business, their relationship with the broker was satisfactory – a very common theme I hear in our industry. Several months before

May 14, 2021 Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Magnifies Threat Against American Businesses

Should big and small businesses be alarmed by the Russian ransomware cyberattack that shut down Colonial Pipeline? Absolutely. We now know for certain that every American computer network, big or small, is at risk. Colonial Pipeline, an American oil pipeline system that originates in Houston, Texas, and carries fuel oil mainly