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Business Owners Strategy: 2021

It is a fact that the novel COVID 19 pandemic has made this a peculiar time. Not only because it is the first and worst pandemic in decades but also because of how it has managed to creep into and affect every sector globally and therefore your business strategy. As such, we have compiled a list of things that you…

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Trey Starke, CIC, CPCU of Starke Agency was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national insurance professional organization. Trey Starke was awarded a certificated marking more than twenty-five years of participation as a designated CIC, which requires annual completion of advanced education and training. As additional recognition for…

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COVID-19 Vaccine

What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Americans are eager to return to work and school. And while many of your employees are willing to accept the COVID-19 vaccine — one that works on their genetic makeup and was developed in record-breaking time — it's easy to see why some employees remain reluctant. The COVID-19 Vaccine is Not Required by Law  While no law says your staff…

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Small Business In COVID-19

Five tips for small business owners during the pandemic

Businesses are struggling around the world during these unprecedented times. Through lockdowns, new regulations, shifting markets, restricted consumer interactions, and so many more factors, many small businesses worry about the future. Entrepreneurs are a tough group of people and not the kind to lay down easily; they struggle and fight for what’s theirs. We’re here to help. Here are six…

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Why Your Business Needs a Cyber Insurance Policy

October is National Cyber Security Month. Whether an individual or a business, cybercrime does not discriminate. When it comes to businesses, according to Traveler’s Insurance, 47% of people interviewed believe the business environment is becoming riskier. And despite the fact, only 55% of businesses carry cyber insurance policy. With COVID, businesses have been challenged in many ways. Roughly 40% of…

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Starke Agency Receives 2020 “Best Practices” Insurance Award

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Starke Agency, Inc. is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies selected for inclusion to Best Practices Study Group. More than 1,300 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) study, but only 267 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen,…

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COVID-19 Scams

Life-altering events seem to bring out the best and the worst in people. The COVID-19 pandemic has been just that—a life-altering event. Outside of all the obvious negative ways the pandemic has affected us, coronavirus scams are popping up everywhere and targeting the vulnerable. With hundreds of billions of dollars flowing into the economy through stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and…

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Senate Passes Cares Act

CARES Act Summary: Businesses

We at Starke want to make sure you stay informed as new information arises every day. We are certain you're receiving numerous emails relating to COVID-19. It is our intent to provide useful, current information. Below is a summary of the CARES Act. While we are just learning the details we are here to help you in any way. - Loans…

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Starke Agency Response to COVID-19

As of last Thursday, all staff, except for critical support, are working from home and have call-forwarding from their direct dial numbers to their cellphones.Support staff that choose to come in will practice social distancing.We were ahead of our peers in that we were prepared for working remotely due to advance planning, implementing stay-at-home deep work days and Crisis Management…

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Global Map COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019: COVID-19 Effect on Global Economy

The coronavirus also known as COVID-19 that affects the immune system and lungs took its first victim in Wuhan, China on January 11, 2020. Since then, it has spread worldwide. Affecting mostly those with compromised immune systems, kids and seniors. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a pandemic since the COVID-19 Virus has killed more than 4,000 people.…

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