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Protecting Your Business: Know Your Options for Business Insurance

Posted on: Friday, December 11th, 2015

Risks associated with doing business exists for companies of all sizes. The business may be in its fledgling stages or it may have grown considerably to a thriving small company. In either case, no business owner can afford to risk their life savings or good name in the event of an accident or legal claim.

Protecting Your Business

Businesses should be protected with the right level of insurance. A brick and mortar storefront with an influx of customers will likely need property insurance should an accident or fall happen. If an employee becomes injured while out on the road conducting business on a company’s behalf, the right worker’s compensation policy could be key in limiting out-of-pocket expenses. Although a company may not operate a full fleet of vehicles, any car used for business purposes should be protected just the same.

The Risks of Running a Business

A client may choose to sue a person over a project that didn’t go as planned. The delivery guy could get in an accident while transporting an item for a company. A safety risk that may have been unintentionally overlooked could prove to be a costly one if multiple parties are affected. The storage facility for goods could be damaged in an unfortunate natural disaster.

These very risks could prove to be very expensive if claims are pursued as a result of an accident. While there is no way to prepare for every potential business scenario, getting the right coverage can limit the company’s exposure to these risks. Business insurance needs for the typical company extends far beyond the basic worker’s compensation policy. There are many other risks to be considered in assessing business insurance needs.

Why Get Insurance

The goal of business insurance policies is to cover an array of risks associated with operating a specific type of business. Matching the right insurance to the business profile is key in obtaining the appropriate level of coverage. Business needs vary from company to company, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all policy tailored to meet the comprehensive needs of all business.

Discussing your business needs with a knowledgeable business insurance representative in Michigan, like those from Allied Insurance Managers, can help in matching the company’s needs to the right policies.

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Chris Beardslee

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With 13 years experience as an account executive, Chris has a proven track record of dedication and commitment to excellence.A regular contributor to the Allied Blog.Chris takes great pride in working with business owners to develop a strategic plan that will allow them to achieve their risk management objectives.
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