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

Identifying Cyber Liability Risks

Posted on: October 27, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you watch or read the national news (or are following the presidential race), you’re well aware that computer hacking attacks have reached epidemic levels. Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta was hacked by WikiLeaks, Russian operatives are suspected of hacking into the Democratic National Committee, and corporate giants including Home Depot, Target, and Ebay […] Read More

Fall House Maintenance Tips

Posted on: October 25, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

The presence of pumpkins on every porch and within every restaurant’s menu means one thing: Fall is upon us! It’s time to switch out your seasonal wardrobe, stock up for trick-or-treaters, and take stock of your Virginia Homeowners Insurance policy. That’s right: Fall is prime time to make sure you’re well covered in case a […] Read More

Do I Really Need Homeowners Insurance?

Posted on: October 15, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Buying a house is expensive. First, well, there is the cost of the house. On top of that, there are inspection costs, bank closing costs, and, usually, steep Realtors’ fees. Once you buy your house, you may want to have it renovated or painted before you move in. You’ll probably need to hire movers to […] Read More

Sitting on the Job

Posted on: September 12, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

As a Virginia business owner, there are certain steps you’ve undoubtedly taken to safeguard your business against a myriad of risks. You probably have a Virginia Business Insurance policy. You may have security cameras to deter theft. You probably have policies and procedures in place to reduce worker’s compensation risks, such as slips-and-falls. There’s one risk […] Read More

The Business Risks of Augmented Reality Games

Posted on: August 31, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Pokémon Go has gone viral, acquiring more than 20 million users and amassing more users than Twitter within a few days of its launch. Though this phenomena has taken our culture by storm, there are a few unintended risks that business owners must assess.  As you seek to understand the business risks augmented reality games pose, make sure you stay […] Read More

Business Benefits of an Umbrella Policy

Posted on: August 29, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Even though you have all of the typical insurance coverages recommended for small business owners, you may not be as protected as you could be. If you don’t have a Virginia Small Business Umbrella Insurance Policy, you are at risk of exposures that may not be covered by your commercial insurance policy. If you assume […] Read More

Is Your Small Business Vulnerable to Employee Theft?

Posted on: July 27, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

To reduce risk, your first line of defense as a small business owner is to make sure you have a comprehensive Virginia Small Business Insurance policy. While insurance is a life-saver after an incident or disaster occurs, it cannot prevent unfortunate incidents – including dishonest employees stealing from your business.  You might be surprised by what […] Read More

Textalyzer Test: Driving Under the Influence of Distraction

Posted on: June 9, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

It’s a problem that did not exist decades ago. Today, it’s something that contributes to a growing number of car accidents and, by some estimates, causes nearly 20% of fatal car accidents. Texting while driving is quickly becoming as problematic as drinking and driving. Could a  Textalyzer Test help police officers prove that drivers are […] Read More

Go Beyond Your Website: How to Attract Millennials to Your Business

Posted on: May 26, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

On May 25, Sports Authority CEO Michael Foss e-mailed customers confirming what has widely been reported in the news – that Sports Authority will close all stores by the end of August. The company, it seems, is the latest casualty of the online shopping boom. Unfortunately for Sports Authority, Virginia Insurance Business Insurance does not […] Read More

Is Your Business Vulnerable to Cyber Crime?

Posted on: May 19, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you run a small business, you may assume you’re immune from cyber crime. “Why would a hacker bother with my business when they can gain more by targeting multi-million dollar corporations?” Is your business vulnerable to cyber crime? If you use computers, tablets, or smart phones for your business, you are vulnerable to cyber crime. […] Read More