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Does your financial planning business have the right business insurance?

<h2> Financial advisors help clients avoid surprises within their finances. You can also avoid surprises in your financial advising practice by making sure you’re properly insured. <h2> The first half of the year is generally a welcome relief for financial advisors who often spend the last months of the year strategizing with clients and creating […]

Insuring against nature for wedding planners

When working with brides and grooms on their big day, wedding planners have to be prepared for anything. The same goes for insuring their business. Spring is slowly coming to life and that means that summer is right around the corner. Summer weddings are the epitome of easy elegance – at least in photos.  Magazines […]

5 small business apps that will empower your productivity

Technology helps small business owners take control of their tasks. The five apps below can help you manage your business. Running a small business is quite a balancing act.  Entrepreneurs and company owners are continually pulled in the different directions of managing, administering, marketing, selling and producing.  Each of these is important and can’t be […]

4 Steps to Small Business Content Marketing Success: Steps 3 and 4

As a follow up to our previous post on content marketing, read the final two steps to creating a content marketing plan for your small business. Yesterday, we published part one of the 4 Steps to Small Business Content Marketing Success, which also included a concise definition of content marketing and explained the reasons why […]

4 steps to small business content marketing success: Steps 1 and 2

Content marketing has become even more popular, and necessary, in 2014. Learn how to begin developing a content marketing strategy. The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as “a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective […]

Should your small business follow Amazon’s lead and raise rates?

Raising your small business fees doesn’t have to be a negative move. Follow our tips to raise your rates without causing a major problem for your business. A big part of small business success is profitability and a big part of profitability is what you charge – meaning your business’s success is largely dependent on […]

A quick video guide to insurance for IT consultants

IT consultants have a lot of responsibility. If your small business is in this field, make sure you’re properly insured. Information technology consultants face a work landscape that’s more fluid than most – and therefore riskier than most.  Standards can change on a dime, and proprietary systems can quickly turn from being a company’s pride […]

A quick video guide to small business insurance

Without small business insurance you run the risk of expensive legal costs. Learn why it’s important to make sure you’re properly insured. Being an entrepreneur in today’s business world means you have to be really good at juggling – not bowling pins or knives, but all the facets of small business ownership that compete for […]

Can errors and omissions insurance policies help you?

Your small business may benefit from having errors and omissions insurance. Read on to find out how. You’ve likely heard the phrase errors and omissions insurance or maybe just the term E&O insurance.  But do you know what it really is?  Is it different from professional or general liability insurance?  What does it cover?  And […]

Make sure you properly insure your health and fitness business in 2014

Many, maybe most, New Year’s Resolutions focus on health and fitness. Small business owners in this field should also resolve to make sure they’re properly insured. If you’re a sports and/or beauty small business owner, you know that the start of a new year often means a surge in business.  New Year’s resolutions are still […]

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