When it comes to business insurance, you certainly don't want to cut corners that will come back to haunt you. At the same time, you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for business insurance that you simply won't need.
Find out what types of business insurance are essential when protecting your assets, and what you can get by without having.
Protecting Your Business And Assets
- Shopping for Business Insurance? Your Bank Delivers Bang for the Buck Getting the right coverage at the right price is an important consideration for small business owners. Whether you use an agent or broker depends on how specialized your coverage needs to be. Read here for a comparison or the two.
- What's the Worst that Could Happen? You Ought To Know After you've decided whether to use an insurance broker or agent, you'll need to know which types of insurance are appropriate to your business and employees. From property to liability to auto insurance, here are some basics to consider.
- Accident Prevention: Workplace Safety Equals Workplace Savings Accidents happen - and can cost your business more than just the loss of a valued employee. Learn how to protect your business - and your employees - from safety hazards and injury.
- Contingent Business Interruption Insurance: Expect the Unexpected Even if your business is insured in every possible way, there is still a risk that a major vendor or customer will experience a significant loss that will affect your business. Contingent Business Interruption Insurance can help minimize that effect. Find out if CBI coverage is right for you.
Ensuring Safety in the Workplace
- Avoiding Workplace Violence: Tragedy In The Workplace Business owners are becoming increasingly aware of the potential for workplace violence, either from current or former employees, or people outside the company. Here are some guidelines for developing and enforcing effective zero-tolerance policies and recognizing potential warning signs.
- Preventing Ergonomic Problems: A $5.00 Wrist Pad Prevents A $500K Lawsuit An often overlooked area of employee safety is the aspect of ergonomics or workplace design. Whether it is computer-related eye strain or the potential back strain associated with heavy lifting, surveying your employees and their work stations can help prevent ergonomic injuries and decreased productivity.
- Preparing for Technical Disaster: Don't Blow a Fuse A wise person once said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Planning ahead for everything from common technology disruptions to major catastrophic events can help minimize the loss of critical information and personnel during an emergency.
White Collar Crime
- Prevent Employee Embezzlement: Employee Theft Can Cost You Your Business In uncertain financial times, the temptation for employees to take "a little off the top" may increase. Establishing a system of checks and balances, as well as careful hiring practices can help your business avoid loss from employee theft in any economic climate.