Bunker Launches Live Certificates of Insurance, A Modern Solution to Insurance Fraud and Non-Compliance

Bunker Launches Live Certificates of Insurance, A Modern Solution to Insurance Fraud and Non-Compliance

Bunker’s Live COI is bringing “proof of insurance” into the 21st century, with real-time visibility into active insurance policies, instant compliance notifications, and unlimited sharing and storage.

2018 in Review & Why We Love Certificate Holders

2018 in Review & Why We Love Certificate Holders

As we’re in full swing for 2019 — we want to take one final moment to say how much we appreciate all of the help and support from everyone in 2018; our Customers/Members, insurance carrier partners, investors, and of course others in the broader insurtech and insurance industry selflessly cheering us on along the way. Here’s a look back at how far we’ve come this year, and where our sights are set for the future!

5 Tax Deductions Every Photographer Should Claim

5 Tax Deductions Every Photographer Should Claim

You likely fell in love with photography and began collecting cameras, drones, and software long before it became a profitable business. But now that you’re a professional photographer working for yourself, many of these things can now be deducted from your income taxes. When your job is your passion, it can be a fine line between what’s purchased purely for business. However, if you take a closer look at these 5 expense categories, you’ll be surprised how much you can save come tax time!

5 Tax Deductions Every Event Planner and Promoter Should Claim

5 Tax Deductions Every Event Planner and Promoter Should Claim

From weddings to corporate galas, event planners have plenty of ways to keep busy throughout the year. Planning parties might seem easy — a couple of binders and some great ideas and you're good to go — but the reality is that much more goes into arranging a truly successful event. Promoters work hand in hand with their clients to ensure a successful event, which means lots of travel time, phone calls, software purchases, business dinners and much more. Luckily, many of these expenses can be deducted from your income taxes if you’re working as an independent professional.

5 Tax Deductions Every Tech Consultant Should Claim

5 Tax Deductions Every Tech Consultant Should Claim

Working as an IT Consultant has many benefits over being a full-time employee. Your schedule is your own, your work stays new and interesting, and your profit margin can be much higher. One of the reasons your bank account benefits from Independent Contractor status is the many tax deductions available to those who work for themselves. While there are added expenses like insurance and equipment, knowing which ones are tax deductible can save you a remarkable amount of money over the course of a year.

5 Tax Deductions Every Marketing and PR Consultant Should Claim

5 Tax Deductions Every Marketing and PR Consultant Should Claim

Whether you go by the title of marketing consultant or public relations consultant, you understand the importance of controlling costs, which is why you should understand the available deductions for independent contractors in your niche. Granted, not every item sitting on your desk is going to be deductible, but most of the services, equipment and even meals that are necessary for you to do your job are at least partially claimable.

5 Tax Deductions Every Barber or Hair Stylist Should Claim

5 Tax Deductions Every Barber or Hair Stylist Should Claim

Tax season is rapidly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about the tax deductions you can take as a barber or hair stylist. While being an independent contractor often means business expenses will fall on you rather than an employer, it also means you can deduct those expenses from your taxable income. It may seem silly to tally up every comb or alligator clip you buy, but even the smallest expenses can add up over the year.

7 Time Saving Tips for Working With Freelancers

7 Time Saving Tips for Working With Freelancers

There are many reasons to bring Freelancers into an organization. They can be invaluable when you need a specific type of expertise, an important project completed quickly, or simply a fresh pair of eyes on your company. However, without the right tools and processes, outsourcing can be more trouble than it’s worth. Here are some tips to streamline your onboarding and collaboration process, so neither your company - or your freelancers - are wasting valuable time.

A Guide to Compliance Management for the Agile Workforce

A Guide to Compliance Management for the Agile Workforce

Compliance means a couple of things for independent contractors. First off, it means ensuring that they do, in fact, fit in that category. It means making sure they’ve protected both themselves and the company from harm. And because their contract doesn’t take them under the company wing, it also means actively checking that they remain compliant after the contract has been signed. While contracts and state regulations will vary, this comprehensive guide will help you ensure that your independent contractors are compliant throughout your engagement.

How Insurance Is Helping Seekr Grow Their Business

How Insurance Is Helping Seekr Grow Their Business

Getting a startup off the ground involves coordinating a vast array of behind-the-scenes logistics. One essential element is sourcing the right insurance that will enable you to conduct your business operations. When Carlos, co-founder of Austin startup Seekr, needed startup insurance, he turned to Bunker. Here, Carlos shares his experience as he continues to work with Bunker in growing his company.

The Risks of Freelancing and How to Mitigate Them

The Risks of Freelancing and How to Mitigate Them

Any freelancer will tell you, the freedom to work when you want, how you want, and on what you want, outweighs the risks of working for yourself - but that doesn't mean the risks aren't real. If you work for yourself, or are considering it, here are some of the risks you should be prepared for, as well as tips on how to lower the chance that they'll happen to you, and protect yourself in case they do. 

Freelance Insurance 101: Managing the Moving Parts - Starting With Your Car

Freelance Insurance 101: Managing the Moving Parts - Starting With Your Car

As a freelancer, it falls on you to identify and purchase the insurance you need to protect yourself and your business. It's a lot to manage, but we're here to help. Each week we’ve taken a deep dive into freelance insurance to help you figure out what you need, why, how much it will cost, and how to save. In our final installment, we tackle auto insurance, and how to manage all the moving parts in your freelance business.