How do you get bonded for a security business?
Each state is different - but you need to contact the Securities Commissioner. This generally falls under the respective states' Secretary of State Office. They will have a Securities Division that handles all licensing and registration.
If a security guard company is 'bonded' are they financially responsible for items stolen while their guard was on duty?
In General a security company coud be considered liable for a theft while on duty, However there is usually a clause or disclaimer in the security contractors contract that would wave such liabilities. Whether the security company is bonded or not has no effect on their liability. Ultimately it may depend on the contract terms with the customer.
When starting a small photography business do you need to be bonded and if so how do you go about getting bonded?
If you are starting your own small photography business you shouldn't need to be bonded. When you get larger (if you get large enough) you may wish to consider some sort of professional liability insurance, but I've never known of a professional photographer to be bonded or have such insurance. Good luck.
This depends on your business classification and your local business statutes. If you determine you do need to be bonded, contact your local insurance agent and buy an insurance bond. The type of bond will depend on your business classification. Most likely what you actually need is for your business to be " Insured ". In other words. Commercial General liability. Many if not most Bond Issuers will not issue you a bond if you…