Ive been an independent contractor for many years, and a somewhat unwilling slave to the gig economy as supplemental income. Recently I made the move to Thumbtack and sort of unexpectedly started my own business (i think? that sounds so grown up), and the response has been great so far. The problem is that I never have run my own business (apart from running a blog), and so I dont really know where to start when it comes to my legal status (i think i am a sole proprietor?), and I certainly have no idea what to do about general liability insurance. I have already done quotes with Progressive and Simply Business (500 and 700 annually, respectively), but I have no basis of comparison. Is that high? Where is the best place to look? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
BTW my business is in furniture assembly/repair, TV mounting, and general handywork. Thanks!
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