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Kate Hoots

Senior Staff Writer

Expertise: Business Banking, Insurance, eCommerce

Education: BA English Literature, Lewis and Clark College

Kate started writing on business topics in 1996, working for groundbreaking B2B newsletters Communication Briefings and The Competitive Advantage. She joined Merchant Maverick in 2020 and is an expert in business banking, insurance, and eCommerce. She has been featured on NBC TODAY, Yahoo News, GoBankingRates, Scripps News Syndicate, and CBS Radio. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Lewis & Clark College and lives in Canby, Oregon.

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The 10 Best Free Business Bank Accounts In 2023

Most businesses should open a business bank account. Although it’s possible to run a business using your personal bank account, opening a business account makes it easier to track and control your finances. You’ll also find tax time easier and your audit risk lower when you separate your business and personal finances by using business bank services.

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Aug 4, 2023 Filed under: Business Banking
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The Best Commercial Truck Insurance In 2023

Commercial truck insurance is a type of commercial auto insurance. More specifically, it’s a bundle of insurance policies that offer comprehensive protection for trucking businesses and independent owner-operators. The exact combination of insurance your business needs depends on the specifics of your operation.

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Jun 23, 2023 Filed under: Business Insurance
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8 Best Business Savings Accounts In 2023

The best business savings accounts are easy to apply for, offer an interest rate or APY at or above the national average for savings accounts, and offer features aimed at small businesses. We think Live Oak, First Internet Bank, BlueVine, LendingClub, NBKC, U.S. Bank Platinum Money Market, Lili, Grasshopper, and Prime Alliance meet those requirements.

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Jun 16, 2023 Filed under: Business Banking
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Best Business Bank Accounts For LLCs In 2023

Opening a business bank account for your LLC can be done quickly and easily. You can even apply online. What you need to open a business bank account will depend on how your business is structured and what the bank you choose requires. Expect to provide government-issued identification, an EIN or Social Security number, your business license, and your incorporation documents.

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Jun 1, 2023 Filed under: Business Banking

Thimble Insurance Review 2023

Thimble is business insurance. You can purchase the most common kinds of business insurance, general liability and commercial property, from Thimble. Thimble insurance can be purchased by the hour, day, week, month, or year, making it perfect for anyone who does not need ongoing insurance for their business.

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Sep 7, 2023 Filed under: Business Insurance Reviews