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Landlords often require business owners to carry commercial lease insurance. Learn why you may need to purchase insurance before signing a lease, and the types of coverage you may need to carry.
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Taxes
There are a number of business tax deductions that can help you save money. Learn about which deductions your small business could be eligible for this year.
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Personal care
Becoming an esthetician requires education, hands-on training, and passing a state licensure exam. Certification is optional, although it can help your business.
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Cleaning services
Getting your cleaning business bonded and insured can lower risks and help you grow your business. Learn what you need to do, and how much it will cost you.
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Cleaning services
The outlook for pressure washing businesses is strong. With the right approach, you could launch your own successful pressure washing business, either as a side hustle or a full-time career.
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Freelance

Self-employed individuals and sole proprietors share similar tax obligations and risks because their personal assets are tied to their business, but not all self-employed business owners are sole...

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Independent contractors
While many independent contractors buy insurance for themselves, you may need to provide some types of insurance for the contractors you hire as a way of covering their liabilities and your own.

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Independent contractors
While many independent contractors buy insurance for themselves, you may need to provide some types of insurance for the contractors you hire as a way of covering their liabilities and your own.
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General liability insurance

Just like going to the doctor for a checkup every year, it's critical to do the same for your business. One way to keep your company healthy is to assess your insurance coverage and current policies...

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Small business insurance
While seasonal business insurance is an option for some, most business owners would benefit from investing in continuous coverage for their small business.

Growing a business

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Taxes
There are a number of business tax deductions that can help you save money. Learn about which deductions your small business could be eligible for this year.
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Photo & video professionals

If you want to grow your photography business, you’ll need to expand your client roster. There are a variety of ways to attract new customers to your photography business, like developing a solid...

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Construction
Launching a successful construction business means drafting the right business plan, defining your marketing strategy, and searching for new contract opportunities.

Starting a business

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Personal care
Becoming an esthetician requires education, hands-on training, and passing a state licensure exam. Certification is optional, although it can help your business.
Small business employee pressure washing a building.
Cleaning services
The outlook for pressure washing businesses is strong. With the right approach, you could launch your own successful pressure washing business, either as a side hustle or a full-time career.
Sole proprietor working in their home office.
Freelance

Self-employed individuals and sole proprietors share similar tax obligations and risks because their personal assets are tied to their business, but not all self-employed business owners are sole...

Freelancing

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Sole proprietor working in their home office.
Freelance

Self-employed individuals and sole proprietors share similar tax obligations and risks because their personal assets are tied to their business, but not all self-employed business owners are sole...

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IT & technology professionals
Cybersecurity consultants can expect to see continued demand for their services, given the increasing number of cyberattacks worldwide and the cost of dealing with them.
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Consulting
There are several factors you’ll need to consider to help you start a consulting business, including creating a business plan, addressing risks, and protecting yourself with the right insurance.

Data security for small businesses

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IT & technology professionals

Miscommunications, data breaches, and poor business protocols can lead to costly lawsuits for information technology consultants. Reduce your risk by protecting yourself with errors and omissions...

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IT & technology professionals
When intellectual property is used without permission, having the right insurance and implementing a few best practices could prevent someone from hurting your business or reputation.
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IT & technology professionals
Every tech startup faces business risks, from funding issues to legal troubles. Here are some of the most common startup business risks for tech companies and how to protect against them.

Human resources and hiring

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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers' comp settlements can be a simple matter – or a stressful court battle. Learn what’s involved, how settlements are calculated, and ways to reach an agreement with your employee.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers' compensation covers the costs of work-related injuries and illnesses, like medical bills and lost wages. Here’s how workers’ comp works, and what you need to know as a business owner.
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Employment practices liability
The best way to avoid lawsuits related to employee discrimination is to create a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

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Insureon videos
In this video, we look at insurance policies that cover common risks faced by independent contractors – from unexpected lawsuits and costs to employee injuries and illnesses.
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Insureon videos
In this video, we look at insurance policies that cover common risks faced by LLCs – from unexpected lawsuits and costs to employee injuries and illnesses.
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Insureon videos
Lee Anne Wright, VP of Account Management, speaks about how Insureon's digital approach helps create a seamless customer experience from start to finish.

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