5 Things You Need to Consider Before You Change Your Business Entity in North Carolina

January 17, 2018

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If you are considering changing your business entity there are some things you should consider. Taxes – This can be a very big consideration. There are tax differences between the various types of business entities.  Every business is different.  Consult with a reputable CPA to discuss your business.  As a...

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Emergency Preparedness Information

September 8, 2017

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While we continue to hope and pray that Hurricane Irma will take a hard right straight out to the Atlantic ocean it is clear we need to take steps to be prepared for our area to be affected by the storm(s). Here are 7 things we think you need to know.  Please...

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O’CONNOR INSURANCE ASSOCIATES INCLUDED IN IIABA’S BEST PRACTICES STUDY

August 15, 2017

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CHARLOTTE, NC, August 15, 2017 – O’Connor Insurance Associates retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”)...

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Giving Your Valentine the Gift of Life Insurance

February 14, 2017

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Not exactly a gift in a beautiful box filled with a sugary goodie tied with a bow on it right?  While life insurance many not be what you would typically consider a gift; statistics show a third of people wish their spouse or partner had life insurance or wish they...

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Best Sites for Photo Storage Backup

February 14, 2017

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A lot of New Year’s Resolutions revolve around getting organized.  If you surf Pinterest you will see millions of ideas for getting your house, closet, car, basement, attic, kitchen, bath and just about anything else you can think of organized.  There are also countless Pins for getting your paperwork and...

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Business Lessons from 17 Years in Business

January 17, 2017

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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...

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New Year New Resolutions or Expected Results?

January 5, 2017

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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...

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

November 15, 2016

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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...

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Everything you need to be prepared for your Workers Compensation Premium Audit

October 21, 2016

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Prepare for Your Workers Compensation Premium Audit Workers compensation audits are routine for any business that has workers’ compensation insurance.  There are lots of things you can do throughout the year and immediately before the audit to make the process painless.  More importantly if you keep up with this all...

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5 Questions Savvy Business Owners Need to Ask Themselves about Life Insurance

September 16, 2016

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Most discussions about life insurance are focused on spouses and children not businesses.  Your business together with your employees and customers are your second family.  If you are a savvy business owner these are the top 5 questions you should not just ask yourself but take the steps to have...

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