Dishonesty bonds are intended for both non- and for-profit ventures. They are designed to protect the business or organization from employee theft of company resources, which can and does happen. Unprotected businesses can fail if they are not properly bonded. Dishonesty bonds can either be blanket bonds, applying to all employees, or for each employee on an individual basis. Some businesses such as brokerages, cash carriers, messenger services, courier services, in-home care providers, nursing homes, or other in-home services also obtain these bonds for the security of their clients.