Can Your Restaurant Refuse Service?

Posted on: September 21, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

In such a litigious society, it can be difficult to toe the line between legal and illegal. Any restaurant owner wants to serve and feed the people of their communities, but there’s always exceptions. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons you can and CANNOT refuse service to someone in your restaurant. Your daily operations […] Read More

Teens & Driving: Road Safety

Posted on: August 8, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

As inexperienced drivers, teenagers are liable for a lot of accidents each year. As they gain more experience and put some miles on the car, it’s important to remind your teenaged kids about the risks they face. For the safety of your kids, your vehicle, and those around them, share this information with them and […] Read More

4 Negotiation Tactics to Avoid

Posted on: July 18, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

As a small business owner, there are going to be plenty of opportunities for you to negotiate a good deal. While it’s easy for inexperienced negotiators to have their confidence shaken, familiarizing yourself with these common tactics can give you a leg up on the competition. In addition, protect your business with a comprehensive Newport […] Read More

4 Customer Service Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

As a retailer, your customers are the backbone to your success. Quality customer service is invaluable to your business not only to uphold your reputation, but to keep people coming back. In the age of automation, it can be easy to overlook some key components that result in a more positive customer experience, so we […] Read More

Expert Car Buying Tips

Posted on: May 5, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

If you’re like most people, the thought of buying a new car is nothing short of daunting. While it might be a necessity to get from point A to point B, the process doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Armed with these simple tips and strategies, you can confidently shop for, evaluate, and purchase […] Read More

Considering the Price of a Fixer Upper

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

As part of our series on Weighing Your Options for Buying a Fixer Upper, we’re going to take a closer look at evaluating the price of the home. While a lower price tag in relation to the rest of the neighborhood might sound appealing, it’s important to consider what the real cost of purchasing the […] Read More

Weighing Your Options for Buying a Fixer-Upper

Posted on: March 17, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

If you’re in the market for purchasing a new home, you’re not alone. While you might have a long list of must-haves, you have to be realistic when weighing your wants versus what your budget will allow. If you’re working with a strict budget, it might be time to consider a fixer-upper. Granted, these old […] Read More

Building a Successful Online Retail Store

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

In today’s immensely digital landscape, not having a website is essentially letting your business die. As the majority of customers are acquired and maintained virtually, having a sleek and modern website to promote your goods is a must. As we explore the components that make for a great website and, in turn, a great online […] Read More

Machine Learning and Your Business

Posted on: January 30, 2017 by Goodrich & Watson

Being a business owner in 2017 means that you have to be familiar with a variety of different lingos and cyber vocabulary. From tweeting to cyber liability to virtual reality, technology has essentially created a whole new world that business owners must master. In addition to these common themes, “machine learning” is evolving and changing […] Read More

Virginia Contractors Insurance: Customized Policies for Your Needs

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

As a Virginia contractor, you face on-the-job risks every day. The nature of your business presents unique risks that other businesses don’t face. Virginia Contractors Insurance Programs are designed to protect you from these exposures. Depending on the size and type of contracting business you operate, you can benefit from one or all of the […] Read More

The Importance of Contractors Insurance

Posted on: December 15, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you are a carpenter, drywall installer, electrician, landscaper, mason, or any other type of contractor and are not already aware of the importance of Contractors Insurance Programs, you’re jeopardizing your business! Contractors face risks every day, and can be held responsible for myriad liability issues. Insurance is a safety net that can protect you […] Read More

How to Protect Your Business From A Cyber Attack

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you believe that Cyber Liability Insurance is an optional coverage that only giant corporations need, you should reevaluate that belief. Hackers and phishers cast a wide net. The average data breach costs nearly $160 per affected record; so even if you have a list of 100 customers, if their data is compromised that’s a […] Read More

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Posted on: November 28, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

According to the American Automobile Association, nearly 44 million Americans will hit the roads Thanksgiving week with plans to drive at least 50 miles. If that’s not enough to persuade you to confirm your Virginia Automobile Insurance policy is in force and sufficient, consider another statistic. Studies show that during Thanksgiving week, crashes on Interstate […] Read More

Preparing Your Home for the Winter

Posted on: November 21, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, winter 2016 will be “much colder” than winter 2015 for the eastern 2/3 of the United States. You know what cold weather means: an increased risk of burst pipes (and floods) and treacherous winter storms. Preparing your home for the winter? First, make sure your Virginia Home Insurance is in […] Read More

Social Media Marketing Tips for the Holidays

Posted on: November 10, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

The holiday season is the ideal opportunity for your Virginia Small Business to boost sales, win new customers, and end the year solidly in the black. To achieve success, you’ll need a solid marketing strategy to stand out from the crowd of other small businesses fighting for customers. Heed the following social media marketing tips […] Read More