Does My Business Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)?

How do you know if your business needs Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)?  You have heard a million times that small business owners wear “many hats.”  As a small business owner you are well aware just how many hats you wear because if you are like me (owner of O’Connor Insurance) there are some days […]

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Business Lessons from 17 Years in Business

Thank You for 17 Years! On every business anniversary, I reflect to the day O’Connor Insurance Associates officially hung the proverbial “Shingle” (or open sign).  The business was started by Terry out of our spare bedroom.  That is the norm now but back in 2000 there wasn’t a lot of talk about virtual space.  It […]

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New Year New Resolutions or Expected Results?

It’s January so talk of new year’s resolutions is in full swing.  Read a great article about it.  Rather than making “resolutions” or setting “goals” Jeffrey Gitomer suggests we drop our resolutions and goals and refer to what you want as “my intended and expected achievement.”  Think about it if you are just throwing a […]

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Nominate Your Favorite Small Business and #ShopSmall on November 26th

There is a lot of advertising hype surrounding shopping on Black Friday.  Ads have been “leaked” ahead of what has become a shopping holiday.  But, have you heard of Small Business Saturday? We want to create a shopping buzz around the many amazing small businesses. This year Small Business Saturday is on November 26th. Here […]

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Answering 2 Simple Questions Can Save Your Business from Financial Ruin

When you started your business I bet you never contemplated all the different things you would have to learn in order to make your business a success.  Even if you started with just one person out of the spare bedroom in your house I am sure you quickly realized you had a need for departments.  […]

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Is Your Business on FIRE?

Have you heard O’Connor Insurance is the corporate sponsor for a podcast called Carolina Business on Fire? Podcasts are awesome internet radio stations that are on demand to you.  The best part is you can listen to them over and over again since they are archived and you can share them.   As owners of a […]

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