(Photo: Shutterstock) The growth of small-business ventures coincided with a boom in business insurance uptake and first-time policy buyers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The formation of new small businesses surged in 2020, as so many Americans were forced out of work by the pandemic. Under record-high unemployment rates (14.8% in April 2020), and as some industries still struggle to reopen a year into the pandemic, many workers have taken matters into their own hands.

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