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Photo & video professionals

If you want to turn your passion for photography into a robust annual salary, it's important to know the numbers. Here's a breakdown of business expenses and potential profits to help you stay in the...

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Real estate professionals
While cyber security threats can impact many businesses, real estate agents are particularly susceptible, and need to understand the top security risks and how to protect themselves.
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Real estate professionals

A real estate risk management plan can help avoid common risks by lining out industry best practices, such as keeping open houses safe, being transparent with clients, and staying up to date on...

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Starting a business

From government programs to private and nonprofit sectors, there are many resources to help veterans in business. The organizations listed here can help veterans transition from being service members...

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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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Small business insurance
Before buying commercial insurance, small business owners should research what different policies cover, how much they cost, and how to save money on business insurance.
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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.
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Photo & video professionals
Insuring your film equipment is a smart and affordable way to protect thousands of dollars of gear that often moves from location to location.

Growing a business

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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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Consulting
In addition to obtaining a business license, consultants are strengthening their credentials with professional consulting certifications.
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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.

Starting a business

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Starting a business

From government programs to private and nonprofit sectors, there are many resources to help veterans in business. The organizations listed here can help veterans transition from being service members...

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Landscaping

The licensing and insurance requirements for landscapers vary by state. Having the right insurance and licensing helps keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs within the...

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Building design
The licensing, insurance, and bond requirements for architects vary by location and the amount of education and experience they have.

Freelancing

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IT & technology professionals
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
Learning how to become an IT consultant can provide numerous opportunities for IT professionals who are interested in starting a business.

Data security for small businesses

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Cyber liability insurance
Data breaches are costly to recover from, so it's critical for small businesses to learn and practice preventative techniques.
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Cyber liability insurance

There has never been a greater risk of cyberattacks against small businesses, and the costs have never been higher. Learn why cyber claims are so expensive, and how cyber liability insurance can help...

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Healthcare professionals
The HIPAA security rule consists of three components that healthcare organizations must comply with. Find out how to ensure that your organization checks out.

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.
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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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Employment practices liability
Sexual misconduct complaints in the workplace need to be taken seriously and handled with great care. It's also important to carry employment practices liability insurance to protect against a claim.

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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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