What to Do on Small Business Saturday

The Saturday following Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, know what you can do for your community on this great holiday celebrating the hard work of all small businesses. 

Spending your money on your local small businesses helps the local economy grow which comes back around to make your and your neighbors’ life better. So it’s not just about supporting your local business, it’s about supporting your community. The Saturday following Thanksgiving (Saturday, November 26, 2016) is Small Business Saturday. If you want to help out your community, here are some things you can do on Small Business Saturday.

  1. Look and feel like your best!
    Support your local beauty shop instead of going to a chain–you’ll love the way you look! And after that, get a mani-pedi at your local nail salon.
  2. Messy post-Thanksgiving house?
    If your house is a pigsty after hosting your entire family for the weekend, worry not. A quick call to the local house cleaners and your house will look good as new after only a few hours, and will be ready to entertain for the rest of the weekend.
  3. Try the local markets
    Instead of giving money to giant corporations, buy your fruits and vegetables from your local food market. Studies show that organic food definitely tastes better than GMOs .
  4. Local office suppliers
    If your printer is running out of ink or you are low on other supplies, consider buying these supplies through your local, privately owned tech-store.

When it comes to protecting your California business, having the right team of insurance experts behind you can give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Support your local businesses (not all of them are competitors!). Contact the experts at Stromsoe Insurance Agency for all of your commercial insurance coverage needs. We will work with you to ensure you have the right amount of protection, all at the right price to fit your budget.

Is Cheap Insurance Always Best?

Cheap insurance may satisfy the legal requirements but it may not satisfy your real life coverage needs.

We don’t blame you for wanting to save the most money, not all insurance coverage is chump change. You’ve just spent a ton of money on that new car and every penny you can save on your car insurance policy is another penny that you can spend on things you need like food, gas, and the iPhone 7. But when it comes to your coverage, cheaper isn’t always better. We’ll explain why you should look for a policy that covers your needs–even if it does cost a few extra bucks.

Cheap rarely ever translates to good

When is the last time you purchased something cheap and got a pretty good return on investment? In the world of insurance and other items the phrase, “you get what you pay for” may come back to hit us in the face. Minimal payments means minimal protection. Be sure to look at your coverage needs and what your insurance company offers to meet those needs.

There are other ways to save

Just because your rate says one thing, doesn’t mean you are stuck with that number. There are plenty of discounts available to you that can drastically lower your payment. If you’re unsure which discounts are available, talk to your agent about the following discount to see if they apply to you.

  • Claim-free discount
  • Multi-car discount
  • Homeowners discount
  • Good driver discount
  • Switch & save discount
  • Paid-in-full discount
  • Vehicle safety discount
  • Good student discount

When it comes to protecting your car, having the right team of insurance experts behind you can give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Contact the experts at Stromsoe Insurance Agency for all of your commercial insurance coverage needs. We will work with you to ensure you have the right amount of protection, all at the right price to fit your budget.

Helpful Thanksgiving Travel Tips

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time where we travel to spend time with our beloved family. But how do we travel without the stress of travel?

The Thanksgiving holiday is undoubtedly in the top 2 of the busiest travel days of the year with notorious transportation delays, infinite traffic, and travel interruptions and annoyances nearly everyone faces. With a bit of planning and foresight, you can  decrease the amount of stress you will face at the airport on Thanksgiving day and head home for the holidays with a smile on your face. Regardless of your plans, you’ll be thankful you read these helpful Thanksgiving travel tips.

Plan Ahead

Nearly of all the stress one gets while traveling is due to poor planning. Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away and you still have plenty of time to plan everything. Have a plan on how you’ll be getting to the airport, know where your passport is before the hour of your flight, and make a checklist to help you pack everything you need.

Choose Better Days

If you have not bought your ticket yet, don’t purchase on just any day. Fly out Monday, Tuesday, or even on Thanksgiving morning to get the best deals possible and to avoid all the potential congestion that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving brings. On the way back, crowds reach their peak on Sunday morning and afternoon.

Travel Light

Checked bags usually cost extra, depending on whether you chose a good or bad airline (avoid Delta). It’s good if you can fit everything you need in one bag and one handbag to move as fast as possible. The worst thing to be at an airport is to be that person who is holding up the line because you packed all the unnecessaries. Tips: don’t wear a belt, and have easy-to-remove shoes!

Do you have the correct health insurance plan for any trips or accidents you may have on the way to the airport? Contact Stromsoe Insurance Agency for a tailored policy to suit you in California.

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For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time where we travel to spend time with our beloved family. But how do we travel without the stress of travel?

The Thanksgiving holiday is undoubtedly in the top 2 of the busiest travel days of the year with notorious transportation delays, infinite traffic, and travel interruptions and annoyances nearly everyone faces. With a bit of planning and foresight, you can  decrease the amount of stress you will face at the airport on Thanksgiving day and head home for the holidays with a smile on your face. Regardless of your plans, you’ll be thankful you read these helpful Thanksgiving travel tips.

Plan Ahead

Nearly of all the stress one gets while traveling is due to poor planning. Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away and you still have plenty of time to plan everything. Have a plan on how you’ll be getting to the airport, know where your passport is before the hour of your flight, and make a checklist to help you pack everything you need.

Choose Better Days

If you have not bought your ticket yet, don’t purchase on just any day. Fly out Monday, Tuesday, or even on Thanksgiving morning to get the best deals possible and to avoid all the potential congestion that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving brings. On the way back, crowds reach their peak on Sunday morning and afternoon.

Travel Light

Checked bags usually cost extra, depending on whether you chose a good or bad airline (avoid Delta). It’s good if you can fit everything you need in one bag and one handbag to move as fast as possible. The worst thing to be at an airport is to be that person who is holding up the line because you packed all the unnecessaries. Tips: don’t wear a belt, and have easy-to-remove shoes!

Do you have the correct Auto Insurance coverage  for any accidents you may have on the way to the airport? Contact Stromsoe Insurance Agency for a tailored policy to suit you in California.