Blog - Dickey's Barbecue

Implementing a Severe Weather Plan for Small Businesses

Whatever part of the country your business is in, severe weather can impact your operations throughout the year. Consider these statistics on severe weather from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): About 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year. 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year in the U.S. and 10% reach severe levels. Damaging winds [...]

By | July 15th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

As the summer heat wave begins, it’s a good time to consider your business’s HVAC system and its maintenance. Well-maintained HVAC equipment can reduce energy loss and save your business money on operating costs. It also helps keep your business safe and pleasant: The correct temperature provides a comfortable experience for guests and employees. Air [...]

By | June 28th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

Cyber Liability Insurance for Franchises

Over the last few years, franchises have become a favorite target of cyber criminals. Hackers have stolen password credentials, franchise business records and customer credit card data from some of the biggest names in the industry. The consequences of a hack are serious. Consider these recent statistics: The average cost of a data breach for [...]

By | May 23rd, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

The Journey of Your Insurance Policy

Understanding the inner workings of how an insurance policy is written and managed can be helpful whether you're shopping for new insurance or already have coverage in place. In this blog, we'll walk you through the process your Lockton Affinity policy goes through to give you an idea of what to expect. From the moment [...]

By | April 27th, 2022|Insurance tips|0 Comments

The Anatomy of EPLI for Franchises

Employment practices liability insurance protects your business from common claims and lawsuits brought by your employees. The number of lawsuits in the industry is rising and the cost to defend yourself against a claim can be substantial. Now more than ever it’s important to make sure your business is protected. Even though employment practices liability [...]

By | March 18th, 2022|Insurance tips|0 Comments

Fire Safety for Franchises

Fire safety for franchises is crucial. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 8,000 structure fires in eating and drinking establishments are reported to U.S. fire departments each year, causing $246 million in property damage. While cooking equipment was the leading cause in these fires, electrical distribution and heating equipment were each [...]

By | March 4th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

Password Security: The Recipe for Better Cyber Safety

Food and beverage sector businesses are increasingly experiencing disruptions, not only from the pandemic, but from hackers as well. Cybercrime is at an all-time high in many industries, and with fewer security controls, food-based businesses are facing more than their fair share. Password security is your best recipe for cyber safety, protecting all your data, [...]

By | January 20th, 2022|Risk management|0 Comments

10 Insurance Terms Explained in Plain English

If it's your first time shopping for insurance for your business, insurance terms can be a real stumbling block. Even for old pros, a fresh perspective on a familiar topic can help you better understand what really matters. Here's a look at 10 common but confusing insurance terms explained in plain English to make your [...]

By | January 3rd, 2022|Insurance tips|0 Comments

Wintertime Risk Management Checklist

The approach of cold temperatures and wintery weather can lead to an increase in certain claims. The reasons for winter claims can vary, but all ultimately relate to the unique challenges posed by wintertime. It's easy to forget about these seasonal risks when the ice thaws and the sun comes out, but a quick refresher [...]

By | December 2nd, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments

3 Tips for Training Employees on Cybersecurity

Over the last few years, franchise businesses have become a favorite target of cyber criminals. Hackers have stolen password credentials, company records and customer credit card data from thousands of well-known establishments. Most franchise businesses do not consider themselves at high risk for hackers, but the consequences of a cyber attack are serious. Data breaches [...]

By | November 3rd, 2021|Risk management|0 Comments