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Commercial Car Insurance Laws by State
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 08, 2021

If you're driving without appropriate coverage, you can be ticketed and fined. Find out your state's requirements for commercial auto coverage.

What Is Commercial Liability Auto Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 08, 2021

If you use vehicles in the operation of your business, you'll need commercial auto liability insurance.

What Is Coinsurance in Business?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 04, 2021

Coinsurance for small businesses applies mainly to business property, such as vehicles, buildings and office equipment. Here's what business owners need to know.

What Is a Cyber Attack?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | November 04, 2021

Discover the type of damage a cyber attack can do to any business, and some of the top ways to prevent them.

What Is Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 03, 2021

Directors and officers insurance is designed to protect people who represent the company through the board of directors or as officers against personal losses if they're sued.

Trucking Technology Is Improving Fuel Efficiency
By Matt D'Angelo | November 03, 2021

In-cab solutions like Vnomics' True Fuel help drivers improve fuel economy on the road.

What Is Subrogation in Insurance?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 03, 2021

Subrogation is a way for your insurer to recoup losses from an incident where a third party is at fault. Here's what business owners should know about subrogation.

What Is Tail Insurance in Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 02, 2021

Tail coverage can protect your business when an incident that happened during coverage gets reported after a policy expires.

How Telematics Can Improve Worksite Productivity
By Matt D'Angelo | November 02, 2021

Collect data to keep your fleet and heavy machinery working as efficiently as possible.

What Is a POS System? (And Other Common Questions Answered)
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2021

Learn what a POS system is, how it works and how your business can benefit from having one.

Creating an Employee-Centric Company Culture Will Not Be the Death of Your Business
By Jennifer Post | October 19, 2021

Companies with an employee-centric culture are surrounded by employees who take pride in the business and feel valued and encouraged to make suggestions.

Workers' Comp and Taxes
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 16, 2021

There are certain tax implications for workers' compensation that every employee and business owner should understand.

5 Statistics That Prove Gamification is the Future of the Workplace
By Tim Pickard | October 15, 2021

What motivates employees at work? Recognition, rewards and a sense of competition are all strong motivators.

The Game of Pricing: How The Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
By Mark Anderson | October 15, 2021

What does the number 9 have to do with pricing? A lot. Are you using it right?

PayPal 1099: How to Report Self-Employment Income to the IRS
By Jamie Johnson | October 12, 2021

If you earn money from selling products or services through a third-party provider, like PayPal, you must report that money to the IRS. Learn how to fill out a PayPal 1099.

What Is Business Interruption Insurance?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | October 06, 2021

This important policy, clause or endorsement can help if an unforeseen event impacts your small business. Learn how it works, what it includes, and when to consider business interruption insurance.

Affordable Access Control Systems for Small Businesses
By Sean Peek | October 06, 2021

Business security systems give you the freedom to install the equipment on your own and monitor your protection from your mobile device.

What Is a Surety Bond?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | October 06, 2021

These bonds can help small business owners secure contracts with third parties. Learn how they work and how to tell if you need one.

What Are Insurance Endorsements?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | October 06, 2021

An insurance endorsement can mitigate specific risks or loss exposure for your small business. Learn how insurance endorsements work, how to use them, and how to request one.

What Is Excess Liability Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 01, 2021

Learn how excess liability insurance works, what it covers, how it differs from umbrella policies, and how to determine if excess liability insurance is right for your business.

How Much Does Insurance Cost for a Small Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Insurance is essential to protect small businesses, but costs can be prohibitive. Here's how to evaluate policy types, find out what's affecting your insurance price, and get the lowest rates.

How Workers' Compensation Rates Work
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Workers' compensation rates stem from various factors, including industry risk, claims history and payroll costs. Here's what you need to know about workers' compensation, and how to keep costs down.

Best Uses for Tablets at Your Restaurant
By Sean Peek | September 30, 2021

You can save time and money and improve your customers' dining experience with tablets at your restaurant.

Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks. Here's a look at what sets restaurant accounting apart.

Types of Phone Systems
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | September 27, 2021

When choosing a phone system for your business, you have three main options: KSU, PBX and VoIP. Learn about them to decide which one is best for your business.

Cybersecurity and Risk Management
By Shannon Flynn | September 23, 2021

Cybersecurity risk management helps companies see which steps are the most important for their companies, leading to more effective security strategies.

What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
By Sean Peek | September 22, 2021

Pass savings along to customers and clients with wholesale pharmaceuticals.

What Is Malpractice Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 17, 2021

Malpractice insurance is a critical policy that all those working in the medical industry should have.

Contractor's Guide to Insurance: What You Need and What It Costs
By Max Freedman | September 17, 2021

These are the different types of insurance you need or may want as a contractor.

13 Smart Ways to Better Market Your Retail Store
By Sean Peek | September 16, 2021

With the right marketing, brick-and-mortar stores can still compete.