Small Business 101

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Types of business structures

How you structure your business is a key decision. Use this guide to understand the different types of business structures to help you get started.

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Best states to start a business

As you look to start a small business, three of the main things you’re going to worry about are location, location, and location. And for good reason: the specific place and time in which you start up a small business, freelance operation, or independent contractor career can have a huge impact on the longevity and success of your venture.

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Certification vs. licensure

Licensure and certification defined What’s the difference? Other requirements Licensed, certified, or not: cover all your bases Get a Quote As a practicing or prospective business owner, nobody you know

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Business continuity vs. disaster recovery

Business continuity vs. disaster recovery plan What is a business continuity plan​? What is a disaster recovery plan? Protecting your business Get a Quote As a small business owner, you’re

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How is workers’ compensation calculated?

Workers’ compensation: quick overview How is workers’ compensation calculated? How to keep your premium down Protect your business Get a Quote As a small business owner, you may be legally

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Is workers comp required?

Workers’ compensation 101 Workers’ comp requirements My business is exempt: do I really need workers’ comp? Doesn’t my insurance already cover that?​ Protect your business Get a Quote As a