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Surety bonds

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Independent contractors
While many independent contractors buy insurance for themselves, you may need to provide some types of insurance for the contractors you hire as a way of covering their liabilities and your own.
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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
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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Cleaning services

Your cleaning business may need licenses, bonds, and commercial insurance to operate legally. While it might seem like a lot, these added forms of protection can provide peace of mind for your...

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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 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...

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Installation professionals

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

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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.
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Starting a business
Regardless of your type of work, you’ll likely need a small business license from your state or local government in order to operate in your industry.
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Insurance professionals

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

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Cleaning services
Getting your cleaning business bonded and insured can lower risks and help you grow your business. Learn what you need to do, and how much it will cost you.
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