Category: Small Business

How Do I File a Business Insurance Claim and What Should I Expect?

If you’re a business owner in California, you’ve heard about the increased number of people having to file insurance claims for their home or business. Many residents and business owners in Santa Barbara and Ventura County are now having to

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Boss Burnout: 7 Tips for Avoiding Entrepreneurial Burnout

Entrepreneurial burnout can come at any time but for many, the end of the year is particularly difficult. This is a time when business managers and bosses go into overdrive to ensure a strong finish. Through it all, it’s important

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Do Home-Based Online Businesses Need Insurance?

Over the past several years, the number of new online businesses has skyrocketed. Of course, this means more home-based online businesses. If you have this type of business, you may be wondering if you require Business Insurance. At first, the answer

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Business Insurance That Will Protect You from Disasters

It can be exciting to close a business for renovations and the grand reopening to follow. However, closing up shop because of unwelcome events such as natural disasters is no walk in the park. This year, the country has seen several natural disasters affect entire communities

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5 Ways for Businesses to Prevent Hacking

We want to share five ways for businesses to prevent hacking at a time when these sorts of digital attacks are on the rise. Have you noticed how easily we get accustomed to matters of cyber risk? How they gradually

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Tips on Marketing a Small to Mid-Size Business

Marketing your business can seem like a daunting task if you’ve not yet mastered it, yet, it is crucial to the success of your business regardless of how long you’ve been in business. It’s important to keep in mind that

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Include a General Liability Policy in Your Business Insurance Quotes

A successful business has constant contact with customers, contractors, or business partners. As you interact with any of these groups, something could go wrong, and your business could be blamed for injury or property damage. A smart business has solid business

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Expert Interview Series: Nellie Akalp of CorpNet.com on Choosing the Right Structure for Your Small Business

Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur, small business expert, and CEO of CorpNet.com. She helps small business owners incorporate, form LLCs, file DBAs and more. We recently asked Nellie’s advice on choosing the right business structure for your business and about

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What Kind of Small Business Insurance Do You Need?

If you own or run a small business in the U.S., you’re in good company. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses in this country currently make up 99.7 percent of employer firms. Small businesses have also created

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Our Love Affair with Small Business Saturday

We’re really into celebrating national holidays here at AIS, especially when they help our customers. We proudly help a great number of small businesses find insurance, and we’ll surely be out shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to support them. History

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