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SXSW on Limited Time: The Premier SXSW Events to Attend for Busy Founders

Dave’s Recap of SXSW 2019… This year my wife had a baby two weeks before SXSW, so I had to be extremely focused on where I spent my time this SXSW. Though I like grabbing beers with the masses during the Startup Crawl, very little business gets done. So that was the first event to go to for me. In retrospect, I was able to spend time with several Lumen clients, catch up with the local VCs and meet several new entrepreneurs by going […]

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Electric Scooters: Liability Concerns for Startup Owners and Their Employees

With Electric Scooters Taking Over Urban Cities, It’s Important for Startup Owners to Understand Their Risks When Employees Use Them As Transportation…   Scooters are everywhere in urban areas all across the nation, and it does not look like they are going anywhere in Austin anytime soon. This month we discuss personal and business liability involved with riding an electric scooter.  Then we answer the more important question of how insurance will respond. As a bonus we […]

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Back to the Grind: Pressure, Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Tech Community

Tips for De-Stressing and Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Your Employees   A recent Forbes article discusses why depression increases during the holidays and can be summed up in three words: stress, family and expectations. The holidays are over, new year resolutions have been made and everyone is back to the grind. In talking with several startup tech founders in the tech community, the expectations and stress sound like a year-round issue.  I recently read a telling article from the San Francisco Times about Joseph Thomas, […]

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Insurance Nerd Alert!!! – Inspiration from Mr. Incredible and Reuben Feffer

What Those of Us in the Insurance World Can Learn from These Two Characters   Since it is December and many of you will be watching movies over the holiday break, I thought it might be fun to comment on two of my favorite characters related to insurance in the movies. In this month’s blog, find out why I like Reuben Feffer from Along Came Polly and Bob Parr from The Incredibles.  Along Came Polly (2004)  This is not the first time […]

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The Office ‘Non-Denominational Holiday Mixer’

Tips for keeping Everyone Safe and Out of Trouble During the Company Holiday Party   There is a reason why Saturday Night Live (SNL), The Office, and Office Christmas Party poke fun at office ‘Non-denominational Holiday Mixers.’  Feel free to watch any of these videos at your own risk to see what I mean. It is the corporate world’s attempt to be inclusive while employees cut loose in celebration for various reasons. Because each company’s culture is unique, there […]

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