And that can help small business owners stay away from costly lawsuits. Our customers will find ideas and tools in this eBook that they can apply on the job right away.
Dallas, Texas (Vocus) July 14, 2010
TechInsurance, the leading online provider of business insurance for IT firms, and ContractEdge, the legal forms provider for IT businesses, have published an online book that gives IT consultants and owners of small IT businesses tips, advice and tools that they can use to reduce risk and improve their project management processes. The eBook is available for free download at http://www.techinsurance.com and http://www.contractedge.com.
“We identified a need for this eBook because so many of the 13,000-plus technology businesses we serve came to us with questions about how to better manage risk,” said Jim Cochran, president and founder of both TechInsurance and ContractEdge. “Business insurance and contracts form a solid foundation for a risk-management strategy, but there are many other steps that small IT business owners can take to protect themselves – especially in those instances when you’re dealing with a risk that can’t be insured.”
The articles provide information to help TechInsurance and ContractEdge customers identify, avoid, reduce and insure common business risks. For easy reference, the articles are organized chronologically, in the order an IT service provider would encounter each topic while progressing through a typical project timeline. Readers will also find links to additional information and resources, including free, customizable project management templates. Topics include:
- Why Clients Require You To Carry Insurance
- What Makes Good Network Service Agreements
- Translating Customer Needs Into Projects
- Software Development Agreements
- Web Site Development Agreements
- Project Agreements
- Project Timelines
- Temporary Personnel
- Subcontractor Agreements
- Employment Contracts
- ASP Contracts
- Managing Clients’ Expectations
- Errors and Omissions Insurance
“Well-crafted risk management and project management processes, used consistently in all client relationships, can help IT service providers avoid mistakes and create strong client relationships,” Cochran noted. “And that can help small business owners stay away from costly lawsuits. Our customers will find ideas and tools in this eBook that they can apply on the job right away.”
TechInsurance is a web-based e-agent that offers IT businesses and professionals fast, easy, one-stop shopping for all their business property insurance and business liability needs. TechInsurance was founded in 1997 in response to the difficulty IT services firms had finding high-quality, affordable business insurance. With more than 13,000 businesses insured, the company has grown to become America's leading online provider of business and professional insurance for computer consulting, web services companies and other IT service businesses. For information, visit http://www.techinsurance.com.
Founded in 1999, ContractEdge has provided legal forms for more than 14,000 information technology businesses. All ContractEdge agreements can be downloaded and used unlimited times with no additional fees, and software and contract updates are free for life. ContractEdge contract template software is incredibly easy to use, featuring a simple question-and-answer process that automatically populates each legal form. Individual agreements may be purchased at http://www.contractedge.com for as little as $10, or service-specific packages of agreements are available with discounted pricing.
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