Growing Your Business: 9 Tips for Opening a New Location

by Justin Metz on September 15, 2021

You started your business with a dream. A vision for the future. And there’s no satisfaction like watching that dream come to fruition.

If business is booming and all your hard work is finally paying off, it’s natural to think about expansion. But how do you know when the timing is right to open a new location?

The truth is, there can be danger in growing your business too fast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of small businesses fail within the first year. And after five years, about half have closed up shop.

But time isn’t the only factor. Even if you’ve been operating for decades, scaling your business is still a difficult decision. Because a wrong move could jeopardize everything you’ve worked to build.

Are you ready to grow? Here are 9 things you should consider before opening your new location. Continue reading “Growing Your Business: 9 Tips for Opening a New Location”

Back to School: Essential Safety Tips for Drivers

by Erie Insurance on September 10, 2021

School is officially in session. And while kids are brushing up on their math and language arts skills, there are still lessons for the rest of us to learn, too – like: Is it ever OK to go around a stopped school bus? And how do I navigate the student drop-off and pickup lane?

This time of year, it’s important for drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for kids around schools and their neighborhoods. Whether you’re dropping off kiddos yourself or just driving through school zones on your commute, keep these driving tips in mind as kids head back to the classroom. Continue reading “Back to School: Essential Safety Tips for Drivers”