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Caterers

The licensing requirements for caterers vary by location. Having the right licensing and insurance can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs within the food and...

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Liquor liability insurance

Depending on the type of business you own, you will need to invest in either host liquor liability or liquor liability insurance. Read on to learn the difference and decide which one is the right...

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Cyber liability insurance
Your small business probably doesn’t worry much about cybersecurity – and that’s exactly why you’re a target. Learn how to protect your business from ransomware attacks and other cyber threats.
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Professional liability insurance
Professional liability insurance is a must-have for many businesses, especially if you provide a service. Read on to see if this coverage is right for you.
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Business insurance tips
Being informed about key insurance terms can save you time and money when shopping for commercial insurance.
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Restaurants

Good food and happy customers are the key to success for any restaurant. That's why knowing how to handle customer complaints and deal with angry customers is integral to running a successful...

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A caterer setting up a table of food at an event
Caterers

The licensing requirements for caterers vary by location. Having the right licensing and insurance can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs within the food and...

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IT & technology professionals
If your startup wants to attract top talent, secure funding, or eventually go public, it's a good idea to have directors and officers insurance.
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Computer repair & installation
Do you have what it takes to be a freelance computer technician? Find out what knowledge and technical skills you'll need to be successful in this profession.

Growing a business

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Consulting
In addition to obtaining a business license, consultants are strengthening their credentials with professional consulting certifications.
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Insurance professionals
Insurance cancellations are a fact of life for every insurance agent. Here’s how you can keep them to a minimum – and what to say when a customer wants to cancel.
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Cleaning services
No matter what type of cleaning business you operate, you can find new customers and keep existing ones happy without busting your budget.

Freelancing

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Computer repair & installation
Do you have what it takes to be a freelance computer technician? Find out what knowledge and technical skills you'll need to be successful in this profession.
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Starting a business

Both sole proprietor and independent contractor are terms that describe self-employed people. Which one applies to your business depends on the taxation structure and your professional relationships...

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IT & technology professionals
If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career that is in extremely high demand, a job as a security consultant could be a good fit.

Business insurance tips

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Liquor liability insurance

Depending on the type of business you own, you will need to invest in either host liquor liability or liquor liability insurance. Read on to learn the difference and decide which one is the right...

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Business insurance tips
Being informed about key insurance terms can save you time and money when shopping for commercial insurance.
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Business insurance tips

Forming a limited liability company can protect your personal assets, but that doesn’t mean your business assets are untouchable. Learn why your LLC faces risks like any other business structure –...

Data security for small businesses

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Cyber liability insurance
Your small business probably doesn’t worry much about cybersecurity – and that’s exactly why you’re a target. Learn how to protect your business from ransomware attacks and other cyber threats.
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IT & technology professionals
When businesses experience a data breach, they may blame their IT professionals and sue. Here’s how your IT company can avoid these costly lawsuits.
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IT & technology professionals

Miscommunication, 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...

Human resources and hiring

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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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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.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance can be tricky when your employees are working from home. Here’s what you need to know about out-of-office work injuries and how to lower telecommuting risks.

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General liability insurance

General liability insurance covers common business risks like customer injury, customer property damage, and advertising injury. It protects your small business from the high costs of lawsuits and...

Workers' compensation insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical costs and lost wages for work-related injuries and illnesses. This policy is required in almost every state for businesses that have employees.
Commercial auto insurance
Commercial auto insurance covers legal bills, medical expenses, and property damage if a business vehicle is involved in an accident.
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