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Containing Risk: Ensuring You Have the Proper Insurance
February 22nd, 2020

Containing Risk How to secure the proper insurance protection for your business Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Just as jewelry businesses come in all shapes and sizes, so too must insurance policies: one size never fits all. Whether you are purchasing new coverage or renewing a policy you’ve had for years, you want to […]

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Jewelers Block and Beyond: How to ensure a business is fully insured
February 22nd, 2020

Jewelers Block and Beyond How to ensure a business is fully insured Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group  Most jewelry makers and designers understand they should buy insurance. After all, depending on the coverage, insurance can protect your assets during a theft or robbery, a natural disaster, or even a liability suit or data breach. […]

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Secure Receiving Solutions from Jewelers Mutual Insurance
February 22nd, 2020

Secure Receiving Solutions Tips to ensure you can receive valuable packages safely and securely Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Valuable packages are sent and received every day in the jewelry industry. It may seem like a simple task, but extreme care should be taken when preparing or receiving any shipment. The loss of a […]

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Safe Shipping: Jewelers Mutual’s Tips for Shipping Safely
December 22nd, 2015

Safe Shipping Seal up your shipping practices to avoid preventable losses Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. It may seem like simple advice, but when you’re sending valuable shipments of jewelry merchandise, you can’t be too careful. It’s an everyday risk in the jewelry industry, but shipping losses can also be one of the most […]

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Jewelers Mutual’s Tips: Cyber Security
November 20th, 2015

Cyber Security Eight tips to help keep information safe Crimes in the jewelry industry don’t always have to be violent or forceful. Some savvy criminals have taken to cyberspace: Instead of stealing your physical inventory, they’re opting to target your bank account or hard drive directly. By using lies and manipulation, these criminals—known as “phishers”—use […]

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Jewelers Mutual Safe and Secure Articles: Traveling with Jewelry
October 20th, 2015

Traveling with Valuables Staying safe when traveling with your line The most effective weapon against professional jewelry thieves is to be constantly alert and pay strict attention to details. Organized thieves observe people who work in the jewelry industry, waiting for someone to leave a premises with a suitcase, briefcase, or boxes of jewelry. Then, […]

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Jewelers Mutual’s Safety Precautions Against Robberies and Thefts
September 23rd, 2015

Avoiding Robberies and Thefts  Contributed by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Cpmpany Robbery and theft—regardless of whether your a retailer, wholesaler, or manufacturer—pose very real threats to your business and can result in significant losses. The following steps can help to ensure you stay protected, minimize losses, keep insurance rates down, and improve your bottom line. Secure […]

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Preventive Maintenance: Keeping your air conditioning and electrical systems running smoothly
July 14th, 2015

Preventive Maintenance Keeping your air conditioning and electrical systems running smoothly Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Ben Franklin observed, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That saying is true for all kinds of business-related issues, including preventive maintenance for your jewelry operation. As a successful jewelry business owner, you must […]

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Liability Protection: Protect yourself against the unexpected with Commercial Umbrella Liability Coverage
July 14th, 2015

Liability Protection Protect yourself against the unexpected with Commercial Umbrella Liability Coverage Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Most jewelry makers and designers understand the basic need for insurance to protect their assets from theft, natural disaster, or fire that could potentially destroy a business. But what happens if you’re hit with a catastrophic liability […]

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Getting Help
July 14th, 2015

Getting Help after a Trauma Adrenaline kicks into overdrive when a traumatic crime or other catastrophic event happens at work, whether you’re on the road or at your business. Most jewelers probably know what measures they will immediately need to take: call 9-1-1, attend to any physical injuries, assist police, and get in touch with […]

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Protecting Data
July 14th, 2015

Data Safety Protect Your Data So You Can Focus on Your Jewelry Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. When you think about theft within your business, protecting your inventory is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Unfortunately, that isn’t the only theft that can harm a business: data theft and fraud can have […]

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How to protect your sales team
July 14th, 2015

Make Connections to Protect Your Sales Team Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Having your sales team out on the road with your latest lines of goods can be dangerous business—Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. has received several claims this year related to crimes against traveling jewelry salespeople. As your sales team hits the road, consider […]

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Employment Practices Liability Insurance
July 14th, 2015

Protecting Your Business How can a family-owned business become fertile ground for an age-discrimination lawsuit? When do jokes make a workplace hostile? These are just a few of the issues that employers of all sizes face in today’s litigious environment. Your employees might feel like family (and sometimes they are in fact), but it is […]

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Safe at Home: Protecting a Home Business
July 14th, 2015

Safe at Home How to keep your home business safe and secure Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. If you have a home-based jewelry business, you know the importance of making security part of your daily routine. Not only are you protecting your livelihood; you’re also keeping your family safe. To help ensure your home […]

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Trade Show Safety: Jewelers Mutual’s Tips for Trade Show Safety
July 14th, 2015

Trade Show Safety Show your smarts, not just your inventory, at trade shows Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. When you attend a jewelry trade show, you want to showcase your best jewelry to attract show buyers. But in the course of coming and going from any jewelry trade show, you will also attract the […]

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What Is Your Work Worth? Valuing Inventory
July 14th, 2015

The Worth of Your Work Valuing your inventory, from start to finish Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. One of the best things you can do to protect your business from a loss of any kind is to keep current inventory records. It can seem a daunting prospect, but it’s especially important for jewelry manufacturers […]

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Vacation Safety: Jewelers Mutual’s tips for keeping your store safe while you’re away
July 14th, 2015

Vacation Safety Don’t Let a Little Vacation Turn into a Big Disaster for Your Business Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Like anyone, jewelers look forward to the occasional three-day weekend; shutting up shop for a few days can be a great way to rejuvenate. Unfortunately, criminals may be looking forward to your time away […]

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Preparing for Disasters
July 14th, 2015

Preparing for Disaster Protect your businessfrom Mother Nature’s worst Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. When a hurricane or other natural disaster is imminent, many questions are swirling in the mind of a business owner. Should I evacuate or stay put? What about my employees? Should I stay open or close shop? What do I […]

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Social Safety: Social Media Security Tips for Jewelry Businesses
July 14th, 2015

Social Safety Social Media Security Tips for Jewelry Businesses Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. In recent years, jewelry makers and designers have harnessed the power of social media to build their customer bases, update their fans, and stay relevant in the eyes of jewelry buyers. What they may not have thought about is this: […]

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Stay Safe During an Armed Robbery: Your Life Is Worth More Than Any Merchandise
July 14th, 2015

Stay Safe During an Armed Robbery Your Life Is Worth More Than Any Merchandise Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. Jewelry manufacturers, designers, and suppliers routinely store and transport items of significant value. While you may follow all the current advice about preventing robberies, there is still a chance you will find yourself face to […]

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