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Starting a business

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Photo & video professionals

Learn about the Certified Professional Photographer program, including how to acquire a certification and why it can benefit your photography business, and which business insurance policies you'll...

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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.
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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.
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Building design

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

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Personal care
The licensing and insurance requirements for hairstylists and hair salons vary by location and what services you or your salon may provide.
A nail salon technician works on a customer's hand
Personal care
The licensing requirements for nail salon technicians vary by state. Having the right licensing and insurance can help keep you financially protected within the personal care industry.
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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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Food & beverage

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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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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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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