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Setting Up the Computer Workstation to Fit You

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jan 10, 2017

We humans are just not designed to sit for 6-8 hours a day, in a chair, at a desk, looking at a computer monitor. We really aren’t designed to sit for very long at all without changing position, getting up, and moving.


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The Best Paint Colors for Office Walls

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Dec 22, 2016

Thinking of adding some character to your workspace? Here's what you need to know about paint colors for office walls.

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Employee vs Contractor: Which Route Makes Sense for Small Business?

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Dec 12, 2016

Employee vs contractor? It's a question that's cropping up more and more for small businesses. Which is right for your company?

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The Most Common Business Insurance Claims & How to Prevent Them

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Dec 05, 2016

If you own a company, it's almost impossible to avoid business insurance claims. However, there are things you can do to minimize the risk.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking/Working Surfaces, Fall Protection

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Dec 02, 2016 in Safety

OSHA has released a long-awaited update to its standard on walking/working surfaces, issuing a final rule that addresses slips, trips, and falls in the workplace and establishes employer requirements for the use of personal fall protection systems.



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How to Improve Your Business Curb Appeal Over the Weekend

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 21, 2016

There's more to your business than what's on the inside of your store. Improve your business curb appeal to increase foot traffic and sales.

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Saving a Sole Proprietor’s Legacy

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 15, 2016

Sole proprietorships are one of the most common forms of business ownership today. And while many of these business owners are very successful, they don't always give much thought to what will happen to that business they've worked so hard to build when they die.


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The Pros and Cons of Building a Tiny House Office

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 07, 2016

A popular trend in work-from-home culture is the tiny house office, but there are pros and cons to this relatively new business revolution.

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Propane Filling Station Safety Tips

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Nov 04, 2016

Filling propane tanks can be very dangerous and can pose a personal safety hazard, property hazard, and liability hazard and put the general public in danger.  It is important to know how to inspect a container and how to safely dispense the propane into the proper container.


It only takes one mistake to result in a disaster!  The following is a brief overview of general safety tips in regard to propane filling stations that are used by some commercial businesses (for example: convenience stores, gas stations, hardware stores, RV dealerships, etc.).  It is important to emphasize that if you are not trained by qualified personnel on how to conduct this task safely, you should NOT be doing it!

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7 Bad Website Mistakes That Could Get Your Business Sued

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 31, 2016

All it takes it one simple oversight to find yourself in a legal nightmare. Avoid these bad website mistakes that could cost you your business.

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