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10 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Cyber Risk

10 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Cyber Risk

We're demystifying the world of cybercrime to help small business owners determine what risks they face and how to protect themselves from hacks, attacks, and malicious cyber activity. Check out these 10 things small business owners need to know about cybercrime. You're Not Too Small to Worry About Cybercrime Many small business owners make this critical mistake... Believing they're just too small to worry about cybercrime. 3 out of 5 firms (61%) reported an attack in the last year, ...
The Contractor Insurance Policies You Need for 2020

The Contractor Insurance Policies You Need for 2020

If you're taking a "set it and forget it" approach to your contractor insurance, you could be leaving your construction business vulnerable and exposed to a host of ever-changing risks. When it comes time to renew your annual policies, take a moment to ensure your construction business is covered against the risks it faces today -- which could be quite different than the ones it faced in previous years. Take a look at the construction insurance ...
5 Most Common Small Business Insurance Claims

5 Most Common Small Business Insurance Claims

It’s easy to think it won’t happen to you. But accidents and unexpected surprises happen every day to businesses just like yours. But what type of accidents are you most likely to encounter as a small business owner? Luckily, you don't have to guess. Data from over one million commercial insurance policies can tell you the most common claims your business is most likely to face. 5 Most Common Small Business Insurance Claims Burglary and Theft Water ...
2 Things Every Investor Should Know About Landlord Insurance

2 Things Every Investor Should Know About Landlord Insurance

Ready to start investing in real estate? Don't make the rookie mistake of assuming that your homeowners' insurance will cover accidents, disasters, or damage once your owner-occupied home becomes an investment home. Homeowners' insurance policies typically only cover owner-occupied homes. If you start renting out to someone else, that coverage generally no longer applies.  And if your renters have insurance, their coverage is designed to protect their belongings inside the home, not the physical dwelling itself. This ...
Patent Insurance Basics: What You Need To Know to Protect Your Company

Patent Insurance Basics: What You Need To Know to Protect Your Company

Insurance coverage plays a key part in protecting your business. If you want to take measures to prevent problems with your intellectual property, you need the right type of policy. When your company invents and develops products, you need patent insurance to limit the risk of financial loss due to challenges from competitors or to protect yourself from outsider interest in your item or process. What is Patent Insurance? When you take out a patent, it ...
These Are The Biggest Cyber Risks for 2020 According to Experts

These Are The Biggest Cyber Risks for 2020 According to Experts

Businesses are increasing their reliance on digital solutions in order to make their businesses more efficient and to gain new insight into consumer habits. But these digital solutions bring an increased risk of digital attacks. What dangers are lurking in cyberspace, threatening your business and profits in the coming year?  The Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies (CRS) has gained a worldwide reputation for its innovative research in the analysis, understanding, and management of systemic risk. Each year ...
The Benefits Of Intellectual Property Insurance For Your Small Business

The Benefits Of Intellectual Property Insurance For Your Small Business

Intellectual property is important to many businesses across a variety of industries. As intellectual property litigation continues to rise, it’s not just the largest corporations at risk for an IP lawsuit; small and mid-sized companies are particularly vulnerable to attacks on their intellectual property. What is Intellectual Property? There are four types of intellectual property that your business may use: Copyright: Original works of authorship found in tangible mediums, such as artistic and literary works, computer ...
10 Tips for Buying Your First Real Estate Investment

10 Tips for Buying Your First Real Estate Investment

You may have heard the advice: "it's always a good time to invest in real estate." If you've decided that an investment property makes sense for you, you may want to do a little bit of homework before you call your favorite real estate agent. Real estate investing isn't a fool-proof guarantee for wealth building. But the right property, market, and mindset could get you on the road to a profitable investment. Follow these ten tips ...
5 Best Places to Invest in a Vacation Rental Property in the West

5 Best Places to Invest in a Vacation Rental Property in the West

Considering investing in a vacation rental property in the West? You know what they say: location, location, location. Luckily, you don’t have to guess when it comes to investing in your first - or your next - investment rental property. AirDNA has gathered the data and analyzed it for you. AirDNA tracks the performance of over 10 million rental listings across 80,000 global markets, determining the best places to buy a rental property based on: Rental demand ...
Planning for the Future of Your Business

Planning for the Future of Your Business

What happens to your business after you're gone? You've spent a lifetime building your business. But you can't run it forever. Death, disability, or just retirement... there are a number of ways your business can pass from your hands.  What are some ways you can pass on your business when the time comes? 1. Transfer the Business to Your Heirs  Have you dreamed of passing your business on to the next generation? Many entrepreneurs dream of doing just ...

 

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