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Do You Really Need Business Insurance?

Chances are you have had a, “Thank goodness for insurance!” moment at some point in your life. A tree falls on your roof. You lose a tooth in a sporting injury. You rear-end someone at a red-light. There are many opportunities for understanding why having insurance in our personal livesRead More

Ask Dr. Deborah | Do I really need liability insurance?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I am in the process of starting my own jewelry making business, and one step that I’m unsure about is insurance. Others have told me that liability insurance is an absolute must, but I’m not sure if I really need it. I’ll be running my business outRead More

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

2016 is finally here and it’s time for a fresh start! As you begin to create your New Year’s resolutions for your personal life, maybe you should consider setting some resolutions for your business as well. After all, one way to become the best is admitting that there’s always roomRead More

Tips for Becoming a Self-Employed Success

Now that you know what it means to be a self-employed freelancer, you need to know how to become a successful self-employed freelancer. Here are some tips to help you build your brand and create a successful path for growth:

Employment vs. Self-Employment: Defining the Freelancer

There is a growing trend in our economy, as well as others across the world, and its self-employment. It’s not only young millennials leading the way either. Many individuals are making mid-life career shifts from employment to self-employment, and some are even leaving retirement to start their own freelance businesses.Read More

Why Starting Your Own Company is Risky Business

Risky Business is not just the name of a famous Tom Cruise movie. It’s a phrase every new small business owner should take to heart, because starting a business, no matter how great your idea is, always comes with risk. Is there such a thing as good and bad risk,Read More

Have You Hugged Your BOP Today? Protecting Against Business Liability

If you are a small business owner, there are two ways that you can protect yourself against threats to your business caused by theft, injury of others, and a variety of other problems that can and do occur in just about any business. Your first choice is to hope forRead More

Small Business Champions Spotlight | Insureon and Ted Devine

With 20 years of entrepreneurial and insurance industry experience, Ted Devine understands the risks that small businesses face. As CEO of insureon, a premier online small business insurance agency, he also understands how to help small business owners minimize risk. Since 2000, insureon has been helping business owners to secureRead More

Employee or Subcontractor?

We are in a work environment where self-employment is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, by 2020, more than 50% of the workforce will be self-employed or also known as freelancers (freelance workers). So what determines whether your worker is an employee or a subcontractor? And further, why shouldRead More

Have You Been Taking Your Vitamins?

Just as taking vitamins, exercising, or eating right can have lasting, positive effects on your overall physical well-being, risk awareness, prevention, and protection can benefit the health of your business over the long-term. Business, by nature, has its risks. As any small business owner will tell you, managing risk isRead More