Insurance Basics: What Do I Need For a Special Event?

Can you imagine spending months, maybe even years, on a planning an event? Perhaps it’s easiest to keep your fingers crossed and hope that nothing goes wrong, but there is always a chance that something could happen when you least expect it. Thank goodness for special event insurance. Whether it’s your own wedding, a big company party, or a conference, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re covered in the case of an accident. No event is too small to refuse coverage. Worse case scenarios can include: Guests slipping and falling at the venue Property damage at the venue Photographer’s camera and images stolen at the event Natural disaster occurrence that prevents guests from attending Lost or stolen…


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Insurance Basics: Does My Home-Based Startup Need Insurance?

These days, many Americans are stepping out of their comfort zone to become the CEO of their own companies. Since startup costs can be through the roof, it’s easiest to hit the ground running from your very own home. Whether you’re designing crafts for Etsy, heading up a marketing firm, or freelancing as a writer, you are considered a home-based startup and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll need insurance. We chatted to our friends at CoverWallet to help you decide what you’ll need. What qualifies as a home-based startup? “Any business that is run out of a client’s home and has less than five employees. A home-based business can be anything from a professional running their own business and…


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#IncLiveChat with Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is an iconic name in the entrepreneurial world. She’s best known for her fierceness on Shark Tank but originally got her start in real estate as the founder of The Corcoran Group. She started her company with a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend at the time and it’s now worth over five billion dollars. Since her time on Shark Tank, Corcoran has had her hand in over 25 companies, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

In a recent Twitter Live Chat with Inc Magazine, we got the opportunity to ask her a few questions, which can be seen in the video below or in our full transcription.


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Insurance Basics: Is General Liability Enough?

When it comes to running a business, there’s a lot at stake. Granted, you’re finally the head honcho of your own company, but with that comes great responsibility. Whether you are a retail space or an online business, general liability (GL) is an essential first step to covering your assets. One mistake could cost you a lot and GL helps cover the basics. But, is it enough? We chatted to our friends at CoverWallet for some advice. What does General Liability cover? What are some things it does NOT cover that people usually think it does? “General Liability insurance covers a company or individual for damages that are found to be their fault. For example, if you are a painting…


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Insurance Basics: Understanding Buzz Words

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or nervous rookie in the insurance world, it’s important to stay up to date with the lingo. Not only will it help you understand your coverage better, but there’s nothing more stressful than exchanging a blank stare with someone at an industry happy hour because you were stuck trying to remember what an “exclusion” included. Thanks to our friends at CoverWallet, this list will help you stay on top of your game and ask better questions if you do run into unfamiliar territory.


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What’s The Deal With Cyber Risk Insurance?

Navigating the waters of insurance is already tricky to start with, but to make things exciting, the industry is adding another element of protection: cyber risk insurance. There are the basic lines of coverage: auto, house, life, and if you’re lucky — boat! But for those of us who have a majority of our work and business online, it’s important to be aware of the things that can go wrong there. 


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