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Recovery from Harvey and Irma: Where Do You Start?

As people are beginning to return to their homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast and Florida to assess the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma – from wind damage to the unprecedented flooding, HFA has coordinated a list of resources to guide your recovery and assist in assessing damages. The Red Cross provides a checklist of items to have on hand when returning to your home or business, in addition to basic tips for recovery. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) walks you through advice about remaining vigilant when it comes to health and safety in potentially perilous conditions.

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Are Your Traffic Signs Compliant With the MUTCD?

Traffic and Parking Signs increase safety, prevent accidents and can be used to post policies on roadways and parking lots. The 2009 revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) require that Traffic Signs everywhere, including those on private roads open to the public, adhere to MUTCD standards. In fact, there are five basic requirements for every traffic control. Each must: Fulfill a need. Command attention. Convey a clear, simple meaning. Command respect from road users. Give adequate time for proper response. Contact the HFA staff for more information on to keep your parking lots and roadways safe,

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Jef Spencer
5 Things to Inspect When Buying a Used Forklift

So your operation has grown to needing a forklift, or another forklift and you’re looking for a forklift for sale. Buying new may be out of your budget and it’s time to consider the used forklift market. But where do you start? If you are planning to buy a forklift, there are many options to consider. Should you purchase an electric, a diesel, an LPG or a dual fuel powered forklift? Will you need non-marking rubber tires for your shop or a rough terrain forklift truck to handle the parking lot? Once you’ve decided on the forklift fuel type and

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Make your store more visible using Google My Business

Have you been wanting to list your business on Google, but don’t know where to start? Now, with the Google My Business app, you can easily list your business on Google for free and manage it on the go. Why you need to use Google My Business Google My Business is an important tool for business of all sizes. Other than using it to get your business listed on Google, you can also view powerful insights that help you understand your customers and if your business is gaining the visibility it needs to drive traffic. Wondering how many times people

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KNOX, KNOX. Who’s There? Rapid Entry System and Why You Need One.

Ever wonder what those little boxes stuck to the side of government offices, commercial buildings, schools and many other locations are for? Those little boxes are called KNOX Boxes and provide a means for rapid access to that facility by emergency responders. Installed by the building owner and coordinated with the local fire department or emergency reponders, these boxes are designed to securely hold keys, access cards and other vital information that are critical in an emergency. Only the tenant and the local fire department can open the KNOX Box. 5 Reasons to Install a KNOX Box Rapid Access Eliminate

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5 Key things I learned in this week’s webinar- GOOGLE It and be First Online

Tim McLain, Segment Marketing Manager for Netsertive, a digital advertising technology company, delivered an impactful webinar this week. He talked about the way consumers are utilizing GOOGLE to make their purchases, what kind of searches they are doing at each stage of the shopping process and how to get buyers to buy from you specifically. Below are five of the many takeaways I discovered in this webinar. One “When looking for ideas on what to buy… 68% of consumers turn to YouTube.” Google owns Youtube and by doing simple 2-5 minute cell phone videos in your store on new product,

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