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  • Risk management and loss control have become sophisticated subjects involving detailed analyses of potential risks, oftentimes with the use of computer modeling. But don't let the small stuff slide. Slips, trips, and falls can create ill will to your customers or clients, and result in lost time if your employees are injured.There are some checklists that cover everything from frayed carpet to...
  • The owners of a high-end home in Southern California wanted to push the design envelope with their grand entry staircase. They wanted to build twin staircases rising up from the entry, they wanted the staircases to be glass, and they wanted the glass to be blue.
  • If you are located in an area that is frequented by winter storms, you know it is not too early to make sure you are prepared for winter snow removal. Whether you have your own equipment and do it yourself, or you hire a snow removal contractor to do the work for you, now is the time to review your plans or inspect your equipment to make sure you are ready.For a handy checklist for either...
  • When it comes to tax deductions, solid documentation is vital. The lack of credible evidence can lead to the “red-flagging” of your tax return, a possible audit, and considerable taxation, interest and penalties. Statistics show that deductions for travel, auto and entertainment are at the top of the Internal Revenue Service's target list.
  • It takes only one employee complaint or lawsuit to wreak havoc on a company of any size. The financial consequences, include legal fees, depositions and settlements; and other repercussions include bad publicity for the company, negative impact on employees and clients as well.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 82,792 complaints and charges in 2007 and reports that $...
  • In the face of hard financial news, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo gave the industry reason to hope business conditions could improve. Many exhibitors and attendees deemed the show Oct. 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center a success.Show management reported its verified visitor figure as 8,019 and total registration figure as 9,292. The 2008 show featured 485 exhibitors,...
  • Despite economic crisis, execs see new products, markets as key to profiting
    Businesses across the U.S. struggle to keep afloat as the U.S. goes though a financial meltdown and spreads it globally. At the Glazing Executives Forum, Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., presented less-than-sunny reports in his economic forecast presentation. Negative growth rates will continue through the fourth quarter and result in further contraction...
  • The paperwork
    You’ve made it through the interviewing and hiring process. Now comes the fun part: the paperwork. This example hiring checklist includes the various forms and information a new employee should receive on his or her first day. This list is tailored specifically to bath and wardrobe specialists at Don’s Mobile Glass in Modesto, Calif.
  • The cost of producing glass
    Marked increases in the cost of inputs are leading glass producers to increase prices to recover costs and maintain margins. Unless the price of energy continues its recent downward trend, glass prices will be significantly higher in 2009 than they have been historically.
  • What are you hoping to achieve at GlassBuild America and how will it help your business?
    Commercial Michael Clebnik, director of strategic relationships, Security Lock Distributors, Westwood, Mass. “We’re here to gain recognition in the industry. We are a distributor of products, but we are a real value-added distributor. The show allows us to bring our company out to this industry to explain what differentiates Security Lock Distributors from the rest.We’ve been...
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