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Small Business Riot Damage Relief: What To Expect & How Your Small Business Might Be Able To Get Assistance

The question of who pays for damage following riots is often a tricky one. Business owners generally have several avenues to pursue: insurance, government aid, and/or private support through loans or donations. Success in these avenues can vary wildly from business to business, however. Read on for a look at the history of rioting in America and how small businesses can recoup losses from riot-based damage.

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Jun 3, 2020 Filed under: Business Insurance, Business Loans, Small Business

The Small Business Guide To Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI)

In the business world, you want your employees to be happy, healthy, and safe. But all too often workplace situations can grow tenuous and an employee might sue based on inappropriate employment practices (like discrimination or wrongful termination). Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) covers claims by workers of wrongful acts by employers in the employment […]

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Jul 19, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance

What Is Third-Party Liability Insurance & Do You Need It?

When you first start dreaming about your small business, it’s fun to think about grand openings, happy customers, and meeting your financial goals. However, before doors open or those first paychecks go out, it’s important to address some of the less-fun parts of your business, like risk management. One of the most basic types of […]

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Jul 15, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance
Bobtail trucking insurance

The Complete Guide To Bobtail Insurance

If you run a commercial trucking business, there are many things to organize before you can actually get on the road. When your trucks are out on the Interstate with a trailer hauling goods, it’s a given that you’ll have specific insurance policies to cover accidents and mistakes. However, when your truck is driving around […]

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Jul 12, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance

What Is Garage Liability Insurance & Do You Need It?

Liability insurance is crucial to protecting your small business from lawsuits and accidents, but not all liability insurance policies are the same. If you run an auto repair shop, auto dealership, gas station, or tow service, you might be in need of a specific type liability insurance plan that helps insure and financially protect vehicles […]

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Jul 8, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance

What Is A Fidelity Bond?

Insurance protection comes in various shapes and sizes. If you are looking to protect your business from financial fraud or employee dishonesty, fidelity bonds are one form of risk management you may need. This type of insurance policy can also be referred to as commercial crime policy. Fidelity bonds are a requirement in some states […]

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Jul 5, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance

The Complete Guide To LLC Insurance

When you own a small business, at some point in your growth you may want to protect your personal assets from your business finances. Without proper coverage and a solid business structure, your own assets, in addition to your business assets, might be in danger. An LLC (limited liability company) is a business structure that […]

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Jul 3, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance

What Are Loss Runs?

So, you just got asked to provide a loss run report? You’ve come to the right place. You might be asked to show a loss run report when you apply for insurance or need to renew an insurance policy. Risk is an inherent part of a small business, and insurance companies need to know how […]

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Jul 3, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance
Liquor liability insurance

Eat, Drink, & Be Merry: Liquor Liability Insurance Explained

It’s safe to assume that if your business serves, distributes, or manufactures alcohol, you will want and need some extra insurance protection. Because alcohol consumption isn’t always linked to making the best choices (I mean, right?) your company may be held responsible if someone drinks at your establishment or consumes your liquor, and then ventures […]

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Jun 29, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance

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