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Surety bonds vs contractor insurance: What is the difference?

 February 2, 2023     UFG Insurance    Surety  Read Time: 3 min
If you're wondering whether you need surety bonds or contractor insurance for your growing business, the answer is likely both! Learn more about these two common coverage tools in the contracting industry.
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3 reasons why your business may need a contract surety bond

 March 29, 2022     UFG Insurance    Business   Surety  Read Time: 4 min
Publicly funded projects require surety bonds by law, but there are other reasons why your business may need one. Check out our top three reasons for a contract surety bond.
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Protect your gear with a contractors equipment insurance floater

 February 4, 2022     UFG Insurance    Business  Read Time: 2 min
Contractors equipment insurance is a must for companies that work on-the-go. Here's how it protects your investments and how it's different from other commercial coverages.
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Technology for contractors: 4 ways to boost safety

 July 14, 2021     UFG Insurance    Business  Read Time: 4 min
Technology may be overwhelming, but it can also be your friend. Let’s look at technology for contractors and four ways it can help boost safety in your operation.
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The right documents can save the day when hiring subcontractors

 July 9, 2021     UFG Insurance    Business  Read Time: 5 min
Make sure you have proof of insurance and the right legal documents in place before you hire that subcontractor – this will help protect your business, and may help you save on insurance premium, too.
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4 marketing tips for contractors adapting to the pandemic

 July 30, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business  Read Time: 5 min
With these contractor marketing tips, your business can learn ways to stay on the radar and reach new audiences every day, even during the pandemic.
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Five Tips To Stay Safe When Working Construction This Summer

 July 9, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business  Read Time: 5 min
Sunny summer days are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to get ready for outdoor projects. Remember these five tips to stay safe while working outdoors during these warm months.
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Relationship building for contractors: Creating a positive client experience

 June 17, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business   Surety  Read Time: 3 min
A positive business relationship can have a tremendous impact on future customers. Here are some tips on relationship building for contractors and what they can do to create a positive client experience.
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10 business lessons contractors can learn from

 June 4, 2020     UFG Insurance    Surety 
A surety is an important partner for contractors when it comes to successfully growing their business. Here are 10 business lessons contractors can learn from to avoid destroying their bonding.
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The 4 most common types of contract bonds

 May 13, 2020     UFG Insurance    Surety 
Want to stand out from the competition? That’s where a contract surety bond and surety capacity come into play. Here are the four most common types of contract bonds.
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5 tips to help grow your independent contractor business

 March 18, 2020     UFG Insurance    Business   Surety 
Here are five effective tips to help grow your independent contractor business.
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3 Keys to Establishing a Surety Relationship

 January 6, 2020     UFG Insurance    Surety 
Contractors have enough to worry about. But if you’re considering pursuing projects requiring surety bonds, the first step is to build a surety relationship that will benefit you for years to come.
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