After a busy holiday season, are you preparing for a much-needed vacation?
Be aware that you may not be the only one looking forward to the break you'll be taking from your business.
Criminals welcome the buffer provided by an extended weekend or holiday. The store’s extra closed-to-business period gives criminals more time in which to use their tools and torches to defeat the safe. It can also allow more time for the criminals’ trail to grow cold before the jeweler and law enforcement become aware of the crime.
Jewelry wholesale and manufacturing businesses may think they don’t need umbrella liability insurance to protect them against high-dollar lawsuits. After all, non-retail jewelry businesses have much less worry about customer foot traffic in their business facility, so their liability risks ought to be much less, right?
Jewelers Mutual’s recent claims experience suggests that another crime group is casing jewelers and carrying out well-planned burglaries that include cutting into safes. Jewelers have reported several of these crimes in the greater Los Angeles area since the beginning of the year.
Jewelers are increasingly turning to the internet and online social media as effective ways to build their brands, raise potential customers’ awareness of their offerings, and boost sales. And with every revised web page, blog entry, Facebook post, YouTube video, photo upload, and Tweet, Jewelers are hoping that members of their target audience are viewing, reading, and taking interest.