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Technology business insurance protects IT and other tech companies from unexpected lawsuits and other risks. It can be required by state law or in client contracts.
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Employment practices liability
When you suspect that an employee has been stealing from your business, there are a few best practices you can utilize to prepare and respond to this situation.
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Employment practices liability
Bullying in the workplace can put your business at risk of an employment practices lawsuit if left unchecked. It can also damage your reputation and your bottom line.
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Growing a business
Many small businesses don’t survive natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tropical storms. The time to get ready for a hurricane is long before the season starts.
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Auto services
Garage keepers insurance and garage liability insurance cover different risks in the auto services industry. You may need both policies to financially protect your business.
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Cleaning business insurance protects janitorial services and other cleaning companies from unexpected lawsuits and other risks. It can be required by state law or in client contracts.

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Auto services
Garage keepers insurance and garage liability insurance cover different risks in the auto services industry. You may need both policies to financially protect your business.
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Real estate
Errors and omissions coverage can help manage professional liability risks associated with the real estate industry. Get free quotes and buy online with Insureon.
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Commercial auto insurance
Learn about the possible risks and penalties for letting your commercial auto insurance lapse, and what you should do if it happens.

Growing a business

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A small business after being heavily damaged by a hurricane.
Growing a business
Many small businesses don’t survive natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tropical storms. The time to get ready for a hurricane is long before the season starts.
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Insurance professionals

Once you secure clients, your insurance business can start relying on premium renewals to bring in revenue. So, how does a new insurance agent get clients in the first place? Here are our top five...

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Human resources & hiring

Many American businesses are struggling to hire enough staff these days, which can adversely impact their operations. This makes it hard for them to satisfy customers and to hang on to the employees...

Starting a business

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Food & beverage
Proper safety is critical to running a successful food and beverage establishment. Learn how to obtain a food handlers card for yourself and your small business employees.
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Insurance professionals
Working as an insurance agent allows for flexibility, and it often takes only a few weeks to acquire a license.
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Business insurance tips
The range of options for small business insurance can be overwhelming. Learn how to choose the right coverage for your small business.

Freelancing

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Photo & video professionals

Photographers often need liability insurance and equipment coverage to work at weddings. Though you can purchase coverage for a one-day event, you may want a year-long policy if you frequently shoot...

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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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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.

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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Employment practices liability
When you suspect that an employee has been stealing from your business, there are a few best practices you can utilize to prepare and respond to this situation.
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Employment practices liability
Ensuring a harassment-free workplace is a key step to preventing many discrimination lawsuits. Learn the best steps you can take to prevent lawsuits and how to protect your business if they happen.
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Human resources & hiring
The best way for your business to avoid costly employment practices lawsuits is to be familiar with employment discrimination laws.

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Jennifer Cromly, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Segmentation, sitting next to the words "Insurance for Technology Business"
Insureon videos
Technology business insurance protects IT and other tech companies from unexpected lawsuits and other risks. It can be required by state law or in client contracts.
A cleaning business owner wiping down a counter next to the words, "Best Cleaning Business Insurance"
Insureon videos
Cleaning business insurance protects janitorial services and other cleaning companies from unexpected lawsuits and other risks. It can be required by state law or in client contracts.
Jennifer Cromly, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Segmentation, sitting next to the words "Insureon Celebrates Small Business Week"
Insureon videos

In this video, hear directly from Jennifer Cromly, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Segmentation, on why Insureon is proud to support small businesses with affordable insurance...

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