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Don't use personal or generic email addresses for your startup. Learn why you need a branded email address for your business communications.

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What Is Subrogation in Insurance?
By Mark Fairlie | February 22, 2024

Subrogation lets an insurance company recover money for insurance claims from a third party. Learn how subrogation works in various insurance types.

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What Is Risk in Business Insurance?
By Mark Fairlie | February 22, 2024

Insurance risk is the probability of an adverse event that causes an insurance claim. Learn how business insurance risk is assessed and how to lower it.

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Understanding Data Breach vs. Cyber Liability Insurance
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 22, 2024

Cyber and data breach insurance cover data breach costs, but cyber adds more protection. Learn how to choose the right insurance for your business.

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Open for Business: 5 Options for Setting Up an Online Store
By Jennifer Dublino | February 21, 2024

There are various ways to open an e-commerce store and start selling online. Learn your online store options and their pros and cons.

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What Is Coinsurance in Business?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | February 21, 2024

Coinsurance for small businesses helps cover property and business assets, so the insurer knows there's adequate coverage. Here's how it works.

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What Is a Surety Bond?
By Mark Fairlie | February 20, 2024

Surety bonds act as a legally enforceable guarantee that help small business owners secure third-party contracts. Learn how they work.

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Workers’ Comp and Taxes
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 14, 2024

Workers' compensation has tax implications that every employee and business owner should understand. See our guide.

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What to Know When Choosing Business Insurance
By Sean Peek | February 14, 2024

Choosing insurance for your company or employees is important, and should not be done casually. Here’s what to consider when getting insurance.

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Specialty Insurance Basics
By Mark Fairlie | February 14, 2024

A business needs specialty insurance for items not covered by ordinary homeowners or automobile insurance. Learn if your company needs more insurance.

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What Is Fiduciary Liability Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 14, 2024

Fiduciary liability insurance protects a business from claims that a benefits plan was mismanaged. Learn what fiduciary liability insurance covers.

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Workers’ Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2024

Too much coverage wastes money, but too little can expose your company to claims and court awards. Here is how to calculate exactly what you need.

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How Much Does Insurance Cost for a Small Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 14, 2024

Small business insurance costs depend on many factors; every policy serves a different risk-protection purpose. Learn about small business insurance costs.

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What Is Business Interruption Insurance?
By Lauren Kubiak | February 14, 2024

Business interruption insurance policies can help when unforeseen events shut down operations. Learn how business interruption insurance works and what it covers.

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Business Insurance Guide
By David Gargaro | February 14, 2024

This guide to business insurance can help you understand the policies available to your small business and determine which policies are right for you.

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By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Small business owners are constantly pulled in different directions. Follow these time-management tips to maximize your effectiveness.

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What Is OSHA Compliance?
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2024

This guide explains OSHA and the regulations it sets for workplace safety and employee health. Learn how your small business can comply with OSHA.

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5 Legal Challenges for E-Commerce Businesses
By Sean Peek | February 14, 2024

These five legal challenges can make or break an e-commerce company. Learn how to avoid law and regulation problems that might hurt your small business.

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | February 14, 2024

Being a franchisee has its perks over starting a brand-new business, but you still need capital. Here are three ways to appeal to investors.

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Is It Time to Shift to the Holacratic Workplace?
By Genia Stevens | February 14, 2024

In a holacratic workplace, there's no traditional leadership hierarchy; team members assume multiple roles. Learn if holacracy is right for your business.

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12 Ways to Use Slack to Be More Productive
By Mark Fairlie | February 14, 2024

Learn how to boost your productivity on Slack and get the most out of this workplace communication tool by using features such as huddles, reminders and deadlines.

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Movin’ on Up: Why Relocating Offices Doesn’t Have to Suck
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Use an office relocation as an opportunity to streamline and improve operations. Learn how to make your office move a success.

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Plus her reasons for optimism — and how small businesses benefit whole communities

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By Steven Rogelberg | February 14, 2024

Listen to your conscience and these helpful hints.

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To fully relax and recharge for your week off, let’s make a list and check it twice.

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She took over the company at 27 and “Double-Doubled” its success.

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Economic treatises for the CEO of the playground.

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How To Expand Your Revenue Sources
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 14, 2024

The most successful businesses have several revenue sources. Learn how to increase yours.

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How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | February 14, 2024

Clothing stores are popular businesses that appeal to varied niche audiences. Learn how to start a clothing store online or in a brick-and-mortar building.