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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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Construction & contracting
Construction insurance and surety bonds provide coverage if a dispute arises between your construction business and another party, but the two types of protection function differently.
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Construction & contracting

Contractors and handymen both focus on repair, maintenance, and construction, yet there are many differences between the two in their licensing and insurance requirements. There are also differences...

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Construction & contracting
The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for handyman work varies by location and your state contractor licensing board. Some states have no licensing requirements.
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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' compensation not only protects your business from financial loss, but it is also required by law in most states if you have employees.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Knowing the most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them can decrease the number of workplace accidents at your business and increase your employees' safety.
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Construction & contracting

Struck-by-objects injuries are one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s "fatal four" hazards, but there are measures you can take to minimize the risks. Below we identify and...

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Surety bonds
Business insurance and bonds protect your business from financial losses and help you win clients.
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Construction & contracting
The types of licenses that construction companies and contractors need vary by location, but most projects will at least require a building permit.
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Hired & non-owned auto insurance
Insurance companies view business drivers as bigger risks than personal drivers. That's why you may need auto insurance that specifically covers driving for work purposes.
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Construction & contracting

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for general contractors vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected, and may be required for some...

Plumber fixing pipes in kitchen
Construction & contracting

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for plumbers vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected, and may be required for some jobs within...

Two people in helmets working on a roof.
Construction & contracting
The construction industry is full of risks. However, there are several types of construction insurance that can keep your small business protected from the most common hazards.
Electrician fixing light bulb wiring
Construction & contracting

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for electricians vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs...

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