It’s Fall: Get Out and Explore!

DATE
10.27.17
Fashion girl enjoying in the park at autumn

In our opinion, Asheville is one of the most beautiful places to be in the fall. The trees exploding in vibrant colors and the crisp, cool temperatures create the perfect combination to explore the mountains around us. Whether your new in town or an Asheville native, there is always something to discover in the mountains!

Check out the leaves

You can monitor the fall foliage forecast to find out peak leaf viewing dates. Whether you choose to take in the view by soaring over the treetops, cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway or hiking through the forest, when fall arrives Asheville is the place to be.

Explore the food and drink scene

The Asheville food scene is hard to beat, especially when enjoyed outside on a crisp fall today. Grab a beer, pull up a chair, and relax while taking in the sights and sounds the city has to offer.

Discover a farm 
Round up the kids and head out to Eliada where you can navigate a corn maze, catch a hayride, or zoom through a tube slide all for a good cause! Or if you’re up for a barn dance, pumpkin patch, and petting zoo swing over to Hickory Nut Gap Farm for a rousin’ good time!

Keeping Your Business Protected

DATE
10.3.17
Woman Holding Blueprints and a Hardhat - IsolatedAccording to one study, about 40 percent of business owners say they are uninsured. Running a business is difficult and at times overwhelming. Whether a new startup or a long time venture, every business faces risks. How a business owner chooses to protect from those risks could mean the difference between success and failure.

As a business owner, you may need to think about general liability insurance, business property coverage, life and disability insurance or even workers compensation and employee benefits. However, you don’t need to take the time to learn every detail about insurance coverage. That’s why we’re here. Based on our assessments, we can recommend a plan for your business.

As licensed professionals with years of experience, we stay informed on the latest trends in the insurance industry. We also get to know you and your business in order to keep your coverage up to date and make sure your insurance changes with your business. If you are considering business insurance, contact us or request a quote.

Staying Protected: Insurance Solutions for Your Brewery

DATE
08.24.17

Consider the financial impact of production loss due to equipment malfunction or product spoilage resulting from an electrical breakdown. While risks are present with any business, protecting against those risks could mean the difference between success and failure. Identifying vulnerabilities and incorporating measures to prevent them is crucial. However, even with the best preventative measures in place, accidents can happen. Having appropriate insurance coverage is one of the most important steps in protecting your business when unexpected problems occur.

While basic business insurance coverage typically includes general liability, property coverage, commercial auto, and workers’ compensation, every business is different and breweries are no exception. A comprehensive insurance policy should be customized to the needs of each business, filling any gaps left by a basic policy. For breweries, that could mean specialized equipment breakdown coverage to protect against situations that threaten day to day operations.

Insurance is complicated but it does not need to be overwhelming. Utilizing risk management solutions available through insurance agents is a great first step to ensuring your business is properly covered. A licensed, informed insurance agent can guide brewers through the process of insurance from quoting, to choosing the right policy, to filing a claim. Insurance agents can assess the unique situation of each client and create a plan that is streamlined and tailor-made to meet your needs. With the right insurance coverage in place, you can stay focused on your brewery’s success, confident that your business is protected.

Contact us via phone: 828-627-2826 or email: sara@sheppardinsurancegroup.com for more information.