Caution – A tsunami of risk ahead

KMRD - Are You Ready For One Minute From Normal?

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami have served to remind us how quickly routine and order can be knocked violently aside one minute from normal. Even the Japanese people, who had prepared for this one minute from normal event with strict building codes and advanced warning systems, have been working feverishly to catch up with one […]

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One Minute from Normal – Using Social Media

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

At our website www.oneminutefromnormal.com we ask visitors the question: What if an unscheduled event suddenly seizes control of your business? Are you ready? An increasing number of firms are turning to social media to get ready for what can happen one minute from normal. Here’s why: As has been demonstrated during recent unrest in countries […]

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Disaster Recovery – Fire caused an $8 million property loss

KMRD - Are You Ready For One Minute From Normal?

After successfully running its business without incident for more than 30 years, one minute from normal this manufacturer of electrical products had to determine if it was ready. Disaster Recovery was now a real issue. The company manufactured specific niche products and maintained a limited and specialized pool of loyal clients. One evening after business […]

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Disaster Planning

Disaster Planning

Disaster planning is important for all businesses, but it may be even more important for small businesses. With limited resources to fall back upon, small businesses must have a plan in place before disaster strikes. David Paulison, former Executive Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, estimates that 40% – 60% of small businesses that […]

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The Construction Workplace Misclassification Act is Now a Law

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Effective today, any construction company operating in Pennsylvania that does not follow the strict guidelines set out in the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act will be civilly liable, may face criminal prosecution, and may also be subject to stop work orders. If your construction company has not carefully reviewed its contracts and certificates of insurance in […]

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Emergency planning advice and help for businesses

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

A business was established by the U.S. government to help organizations get ready by offering emergency planning advice, including a range of publications and support materials. To remain in business in the event of an emergency, this federal agency recommends that organizations begin with a plan.   “Business continuity planning must account for all hazards […]

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Construction Workplace Misclassification Act – More Hurdles to Overcome When Using Subcontractors – THE GREY AREA IS NOW GONE!

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Effective February 11, 2011, the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act in Pennsylvania  strictly regulates the use of individuals as independent contractors in the construction industry. If any worker who does not meet all of the following criteria is misclassified as an independent contractor, the hiring party business, and its officers and agents, may be civilly liable, […]

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Software Solutions Contract resulted in a $50 Million Lawsuit

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It was a happy day when an Enterprise Resource Planning software solutions provider won a hard fought multi-million dollar software/hardware conversion contract. The provider promised the client that its software solution would integrate all operating systems, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective model. Although all but one module was installed successfully, that last module […]

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Kevin McPoyle Interview With Insurance Journal

  Kevin McPoyle, co-founder of  KMRD Partners was featured in Insurance Journal’s Podcast. To listen, click the image above or visit http://www.insurancejournal.tv/videos/4418/ Insurance agents talk a lot about “service” and the value it adds, particularly when it comes to risk management. At some agencies, such as the fast-growing KMRD Partners, one of Insurance Journal’s Best Agencies to […]

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