3 Business Tax Write-Offs You May Not Know About

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From: Westfield Insurance Are you taking all the business tax write-offs you can? Here are three tax deductions small businesses often overlook at tax time. 1. Home Office Topping the list of overlooked business tax write-offs is the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) home office deduction. Even though half of all small firms are home-based, only 29 percent claim this deduction. To encourage businesses to ...

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Congratulations to our Winner!

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Thank You to everyone who participated in our semi-annual Refer A Friend contest.  A referral is the best compliment a business can get and we are grateful for our loyal clients who have given us the opportunity to work with their friends, family and neighbors!  Our winner for the December 1 drawing was Reels Auto ...

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Why Social Media Usage Is So Important to Your Small Business

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  From: Westfield Insurance If social media seems like a burden to you, consider this: 81 percent of the U.S. population has at least one social media account. With social media usage being so widespread, it's an unspoken expectation that small business owners in the home improvement arena are on social media, too. And of the small business owners ...

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Did You Refer Your Freinds? Tomorrow Is The BIG Day!

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Did you send send your friends, family and neighbors into our office for a quote in the last 6 months?  If you did and they were given their quote YOU are in luck!  On Friday December 1 we will announce the winner of our $100 semi-annual Refer A Friend drawing and the winner just may ...

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5 CONSUMER FOOD TRENDS FARMERS NEED TO KNOW

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From: Westfield Insurance Food is delicious and we are hooked.  Multiple television networks run 24/7 food programming, countless movies are about food and social media is filled with food content. Searching #food on Instagram brings up more than 200 million pictures posted by users in the app. As new generation of eaters begins to saturate the market, consumer food trends ...

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Thanksgiving Office Hours

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In Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Our Office Will Be Closed Thursday, November 23, 2017 And Friday, November 24, 2017 We Will Reopen On Monday, November 27, 2017   We wish you and your loved ones a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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Distracted Driving

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From: Westfield Insurance Post written by Bart Rahe Perhaps the legendary rock and roll band, The Doors, said it best, “Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.” Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle crashes. That is more than 1.5 million collisions a year and ...

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  FIVE CARS TO DRIVE WHILE YOU STILL HAVE A PULSE From: Hagerty Insurance With baby boomers more aware of their own mortality these days, “bucket lists” of things to do before one’s demise have become increasingly popular. Our friends at Hagerty® have listed their top five cars that need to be driven before kicking the bucket, taking the big ...

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Landlords: Are Your Tenants Protecting You From Their Third Party Claims?

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  From: Westfield Insurance (www. westfieldinsurance.com)   Post written by: Ruth A. Knopf, JD,CPCU,CIC, ARM, AU   Why transfer risk to tenants? According to AM Best, the line of insurance at highest risk for loss to a real estate owner is liability. As a landlord, you do not have total control over the condition of a tenant’s premises or how they operate ...

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How to Increase Sales in 8 Easy Steps

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  From: Westfield Insurance Learning how to increase sales doesn't have to be hard. Here are eight simple strategies to increase demand for your services and get your sales growing. 1. Tune Up Your Appearance Customers are quick to judge your expertise on how you look. Even though you might have spent your day swinging a hammer or getting ...

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