CHICAGO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Insureon, the nation's leading online provider of insurance for small and micro businesses, today announced the launch of consultants.insureon.com, a microsite with resources and news designed to help business consultants grow, manage, and protect their businesses.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that business consultants will see 19 percent growth in the next seven years – a rate significantly faster than average. That growth will likely be fueled by the entry of retirement-age Baby Boomers looking to prolong their careers without staying in fulltime positions.
But while the opportunities for consultants abound, the rules for making consulting profitable are anything but clear.
"Our customers help big businesses make major decisions," said Ted Devine, insureon's CEO. "But they don't always have someone helping them make crucial business decisions. That's why we've made these resources available."
The resources Devine refers to include tools to guide consultants toward making financial decisions that keep their practice profitable. For example, the site includes an analysis of typical insurance costs for independent consultants, as well as estimates of what policies most often cost. Visitors can also download a free eBook that outlines risk management concerns for business consultants, read about consulting issues in the news, and submit questions they don't see answered on the site through a Q&A tool.
"We're all about managing risk, and there's no better way to manage risk than to keep your finances strong," Devine added. To that end, the site includes free downloadable contract templates that consultants can use to guide their legal counsel. With attorneys' average hourly rates ranging from $370 to $536, any prep work a consultant can do before meeting with an attorney can save them significant money.
To browse the resources and learn more about managing risk as a business consultant, visit https://consultants.insureon.com/.
The nation's leading online provider of small business insurance, insureon has written policies for more than 4,000 consulting businesses since 1997. It offers insurance (including General Liability, Professional Liability, and more) for freelancers, online businesses, and a variety of consulting professionals through its online application.