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Freelance

Workers' compensation insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance is required in most states for businesses that have employees. However, in some cases, business owners and workers can be exempt.
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...

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.
Independent contractors
Learn about the difference between contractors and subcontractors and the types of liabilities that they face.
IT consultants
Learning how to become an IT consultant can provide numerous opportunities for IT professionals who are interested in starting a business.
Freelance
Being self-employed comes with freedom as well as risks. Learn how freelance business insurance can protect your business no matter your profession.
Starting a business

Sole proprietor and independent contractor are terms that describe people who work for themselves. Which one applies to your business depends on the taxation structure and your professional...

Technical writers
Demand for technical writers is high and is projected to keep growing. Find out what education and skills you need to start your own technical writing business.
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.
Web designers
Hone your skills to find success and stand out from competitors with your freelance web design business.
IT consultants
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.
Marketing consultants
The consulting market is crowded, so you'll need to be strategic to find your first clients.
Marketing consultants
Expanding your market to reach remote clients can lead to lucrative new opportunities, but comes with its own set of challenges.
Starting a business
Before you start your business, take some time to consider the benefits and risks of classifying your business as a sole proprietorship versus a limited liability company.
IT consultants
Finding new clients as a freelancer can be challenging. There are steps you can take, however, to make it easier.
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