Business Insurance

Young, Hungry, and Never Complacent

The average age of an insurance agent is 60. Sixty! Full disclosure – I’m 23, and the oldest member of our agency is 34. I’m roughly 40% the age of the average agent, just a couple of years removed from my time at the University of Georgia. It still costs me seven gold doubloons to…

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Client Spotlight: CPR Wrap Competing for $100,000

Felicia Jackson’s brainchild – the CPR wrap – was born out of necessity more than anything else. When Felicia’s toddler son stopped breathing in the back seat of the car, she froze, even though she was certified in CPR. Thankfully, her husband acted quickly, and her son’s life was saved. But out of that near…

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Quietly, Chattanooga has Become a Foodie’s Paradise

Some of my longest-lasting, fondest memories are of a night enjoying good food and good company at one of Chattanooga’s many culinary delights. When I was a kid in the 80s and early 90s, the options, however, were limited. Our family’s staple choices rotated among Town and Country, The Country Place, and the Piccadilly. Succinctly,…

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When OSHA Comes Calling, Will You Be Ready?

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (“OSHA” in Georgia or “TOSHA” in Tennessee) is responsible for assuring that all employees have a workplace free from recognized safety and health hazards. OSHA conducts inspections to achieve its mission. OSHA’s method of conducting inspections, in almost every circumstance, is to arrive unannounced at any facility which it…

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Chattanooga: The Best Place to Grow a Small Business

I’m a small business owner in Chattanooga, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I grew up in the small town of Signal Mountain, a tucked-away bit of paradise just eight miles from downtown, where my dad would commute each day to the power control center at the Tennessee Valley Authority. There, he led…

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New Requirements for Churches Engaged in Youth Sports

In the wake of several high-profile cases of sexual abuse and misconduct by adults in positions of authority, President Trump signed the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 into law last week. The new law includes requirements for prevention training, prevention policies, as well as mandatory reporting. A…

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Clients Dominate 2018 Chamber Small Business Awards

American Insurance Group Clients Dominate 2018 Chamber Small Business Awards CHATTANOOGA – The 2018 Chattanooga Area Chamber Small Business Awards were announced on February 13, 2018, and The American Insurance Group’s clientele were extremely well-represented. In fact, of the 12 companies nominated as finalists, two of the Agency’s clients were finalists in their respective category,…

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3 Types of Insurance Small Businesses Need

Insurance is critical to the long term financial success of any business. Not having adequate insurance in place when a catastrophic event happens can cost you the business you worked so hard to create.  While there a many different types of insurance available, here are three that every small business should have.   General Liability This…

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Business Owner Inspiration

Let’s be honest.  Starting a business is hard.  Running a business is difficult.  Here is some inspiration others that have been there and crushed it in business and life.

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EMV Fraud Liability Shift

The fraud liability shift is already in affect.  You may have noticed over the last few months most of your credit cards have been upgraded to the new chip technology.  This upgrade helps protects consumers and businesses by making it virtually impossible to replicate and create counterfeit credit cards.  However, for business owners that have…

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